Have you been injured on the job? If you have, you may be entitled to benefits under the Workers’ Compensation Act
In Missouri, if you have a compensable on-the-job injury you may be entitled to three (3) kinds of benefits:
- Medical Treatment;
- Temporary Total Disability (TTD);and
- Permanent Partial Disability (PPD).
As an injured employee your company should pay for your medical treatment. Additionally, if you are off work for 3 or more days your employer should pay 2/3 of your wages (TTD).
Finally, if you are left with a permanent disability from your injury after your medical care has been completed you may be entitled to a settlement based on your degree of disability (PPD).
If you have been injured and want to know if you are receiving all the benefits due to you, contact the workers’ comp lawyers of Siro Smith Dickson.
Do you feel that since your on-the-job injury your employer is discriminating against you because you have exercised your work comp rights?
Have you reported this kind of behavior to Human Resources or any area supervisor, and been fired or demoted because of your complaints? If so, you may have a Workers’ Compensation retaliation claim.