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Posted on July 18, 2013 by

How a Worker’s Compensation Attorney Can Help

Why do you need a St. Louis Workers’ Compensation Attorney when things go bad? What happens to your pocket book when you have a work related injury? You need an experienced St. Louis lawyer to help you receive what you deserve: compensation.

How much do work injuries cost? Surprisingly a lot, work related injuries cost the U.S. more than cancer on an aggregate yearly basis. They cost more than AIDs. Work related injuries are not only expensive to employers but many employees experience forced time off from work, continuing health problems and an impact in their immediate paycheck. In some cases a work injury can lead to a permanent disability.

What should you do if you have an accident at work?

First, you need an action plan. Here are some easy steps to take.

  1. Inform your employer immediately. They will have forms for you to complete and will send with a note to a doctor for treatment.
  2. Make sure to keep documentation of the accident and your treatment as well as any time off from work and other time and financial impacts.
  3. Consider contacting a skilled workman’s compensation attorney to assure that you are receiving the benefits that you are due.