Medical Malpractice

Millikan Wright, LLC has experience in complex medical malpractice cases. Our results demonstrate our commitment to helping families recover and heal from an injury or wrongful death.
 
 

Criminal Defense

If you or a loved one has been charged with a misdemeanor or felony, you need the assistance from our attorneys to learn about your rights and get the aggressive representation you deserve.
 
 

Personal Injury

If you or a loved one has suffered serious injury in an accident or caused by another person's negligence, our team is here to help you pursue justice. File a claim with our St. Louis personal injury attorneys!
 
 
 

St. Louis Personal Injury Lawyer

Suffered an Injury Due to Someone Else? Call (314) 621-0622 Now.

You have the right to enjoy your life to the fullest. When someone else injures you and prevents you from living your life to the best of your ability, you have the right to hold them accountable for this personal injury. A personal injury is a legal term for any injury to the body, mind, or emotions caused by the negligence of another. It is important that you work with an attorney that has specific experience related to the type of injury that you or a loved one sustained. You deserve a personal injury lawyer in St. Louis that has the education, skills, experience, and resources to effectively represent your personal injury case.
 

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  • We have more than 50 years of combined experience.
  • We aggressively pursue the best possible outcome for our clients.
  • We have a proven record of results in various courts.
  • We take a team approach to ensure your case receives the attention it deserves.
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Aggressively Serving the Injured in Missouri

Personal injury refers to a broad field of law practice. At Millikan Wright, LLC , we firmly believe a personal injury lawyer should focus on specific injury cases in order to better represent clients. You can rest assured that your case will be handled by someone who has years of experience with cases just like yours.

Our handles personal injury cases, including but not limited to:
  • Car Accidents
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Dog Bites
  • Commercial Truck Accidents
  • Premises Liability
  • Slip and Fall Accidents
  • Workers Compensation
Personal injuries can find you wrestling with serious medical conditions, expensive medical bills, the need for rehabilitation, and a lifetime of limitations affecting your overall quality of life. Your first step after an injury is to receive the important medical care you need to prevent any of these injuries from worsening. After you are physically able to take action, our firm can help you protect your legal rights after the accident and recover the financial compensation that you are entitled to after an injury.
 

Aggressively Serving the Injured in Missouri

Were you injured? Has your life been affected as a result of this injury? Let the personal injury attorneys at Millikan Wright, LLC help. Our team has served St. Louis for a combined total of over 50 years. Get started by calling our office at (314) 621-0622!

Let Our Injury Attorneys Help You

While there is no way to determine how much you may be able to recover in a personal injury case, our firm will work to recover present and future medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, emotional damages, and more. Our seasoned lawyers have recovered millions of dollars in compensation on our client’s behalf, and are confident that we can help you too.

Our attorneys have been recognized by prestigious publications such as Super Lawyers ® for their impressive work in and outside of the courtroom. When you work with Millikan Wright, LLC, you know that you have the dedicated representation you need to get you through your case with the best possible outcome.
 
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St. Louis Car Accident Attorneys

Personal Injury Lawyers At Millikan Wight, LLC Are Here For You

If you're like most people, you probably don't like thinking about getting into an accident either in your vehicle, or someone else's vehicle. Yet more people are killed or injured in car accidents in this country every year than are killed or injured in our country's natural disasters. In fact, your odds of being injured in a motor vehicle accident are approximately 1 in 1000.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there are over 200 million licensed drivers and over 250 million registered vehicles in the United States. With all of the vehicles on the road, it's no surprise that there's an automobile accident every ten seconds in the United States. Whether it was a fender-bender or something worse, the experience can be traumatizing (both physically and mentally). Millikan Wright, LLC is dedicated to helping injured victims of these car accidents receive the compensation they deserve.

Won't Insurance Cover My Damages?

Most people assume since they have car insurance, they're covered for an automobile accident injury if the accident was their fault or the other driver is uninsured. In addition, if the accident was the other driver's fault, many people believe the responsible party's insurance company will cover all damages and medical costs. Unfortunately, this is not the case for many instances. In these situations, a car accident attorney is a needed to examine the medical and property portions of the insurance policies to see what is covered. Millikan Wright, LLC also negotiates with the insurance companies to make sure you get the best outcome possible. If this process doesn't work, it may be appropriate to take the other insurance company to court.

Millikan Wright, LLC's St. Louis personal injury lawyers have successfully represented challenging car accident cases in the past. These car accident attorneys in St. Louis are experienced when it comes to car accident cases. Our car accident lawyers will work to aggressively seek compensation for your injuries, medical bills, loss of income, and property damage.

Get Skilled Counsel from Millikan Wright, LLC

An attorney who is familiar with the liability issues surrounding vehicle accidents can advise you of your rights under the law to compensation, both from your insurance company and the insurance company of the driver who was negligent. The lawyers at Millikan Wright, LLC will be able to tell you if you have a good case against the other driver and will lay out a rough timeline on how it will proceed.

While there is never any guarantee you will eventually collect compensation, our car accident lawyers have won millions of dollars in settlements and judgments for their clients who have been injured in motor vehicle accidents over the years. And while there may be certain expenses you could incur as part of moving forward with your case, lawyer fees will not be one of them. In other words, Millikan Wright, LLC doesn't get paid until and unless you get paid.
 

Common Questions About Car Accidents

St. Louis Car Accident Attorneys Explain What You Want to Know

Injured drivers can feel overwhelmed with the amount of paperwork and trauma (both physical and mental) they have to deal with after the accident. There are many questions the injured driver may have about their situation and their legal options.

Below we have taken the time to answer come of the most commonly asked questions we get. Take some time to look through our answers below and give us a call for more information!

What should I do after being involved in a car accident?

After an accident, make sure you fully cooperate with the police. If your insurance company shows up, you are not required to answer any of their questions or sign any papers. Let the automobile accident attorneys at Millikan Wright, LLC handle all of that. There are some more useful tips below if you're ever in an accident.

After an accident you should immediately:
  • Check for personal injuries and passenger injuries
  • Call 911 or have a passenger call 911
  • Turn your emergency flashers on and put out cones or safety flares
  • Collect information from the other driver and all witnesses (note the relation of the driver to the owner of the vehicle as stated on the registration)
  • Make notes about details of the accident
  • Don't leave the scene before the police and the other driver
  • Make sure you have the police report number and the insurance information of all the vehicles involved
  • If you are or a passage is injured, go directly to the hospital for treatment

What should I know about being in a car accident?

Automobile accidents can take a toll on you financially, especially if you were injured. Insurance does cover some of these accidents and injury situations and if the other driver is at fault, you're also entitled to compensation from his/her insurance company. However, actually collecting that compensation can be a difficult process. Insurance companies want to minimize what they pay out to preserve stockholder equity; this can put you in a difficult situation.

Here's some helpful information if you're ever involved in a car accident:
  • You must give statements to the police officers but you are not required to give any statements to the insurance company investigators
  • Insurance company investors are not on your side
  • Your insurance company may discourage you from contacting an accident and injury situation lawyer
  • Insurance companies have their own lawyers looking out for them so you should have the same

Do I sue the at fault driver, even if I have car and health insurance?
Since your insurance may not cover all your expenses so, you should sue the other driver for compensation. In addition, the at fault driver purchased insurance for just this person. Don't feel bad about exercising your rights and receiving the compensation you deserve.

Does the at fault driver even have insurance?
This question should be answered at the time of the accident. However, if there's any doubt whether liability insurance was active at that time, ask your St. Louis personal injury attorney.

What happens if the at-fault driver is uninsured?
In Missouri, the law only requires a driver to maintain a $25,000 policy. In many cases, this minimum requirement is not enough to cover a person's medical bills in situations where they are injured in an auto accident. Many people are not aware of the option to purchase underinsured motorist coverage (UIM coverage).
If you have underinsured motorist coverage and are involved in an accident, contact the Missouri personal injury attorneys at Millikan Wright, LLC prior to settling with an insurance company.

How much will I receive if I am successful and when will I get it?
The compensation amount you receive for your personal injuries can vary, but judgments and settlements typically range from a few thousand dollars to a few million dollars. There are different funding processes in which you can receive your money through. The normal timeline is a few months to a few years after the case is resolved. However, all of this depends on your case.

Do I need the services of an automobile accident lawyer who can sue the at fault driver for me?
Yes, you should use the services of an experienced St. Louis personal injury attorney. At Millikan Wright, LLC, we will fight for your compensation rights if you've been injured in an automobile accident and the other driver is at fault. Our services are risk free since you owe us nothing if you don't collect compensation.
 

Car Accident Negligence

St. Louis Attorneys Explain Your Right To Safety

Negligence is a failure to exercise reasonable care in a situation. This standard of "reasonable care" implies that under normal circumstances, a person is cautious and attempts to avoid the risk of a potentially dangerous scenario. It's simply acting careless and is not considered intentional harm. Negligence can occur in a variety of forms including:
  • A momentary lapse of attention that causes a driver to rear-end another car or cross lanes
  • Disobeying traffic signals or signs
  • Failing to signal when turning or changing lanes
  • Driving above or below the legal speed limit
  • Disregarding the weather and/or traffic conditions
  • Tailgating
  • Driving while intoxicated

Contributory Negligence

Essentially, when a defendant claims contributory negligence, he/she is saying the plaintiff was also negligent and contributed to the accident. In a situation when both the plaintiff and defendant are found to be negligent, the jury may find that the plaintiff's negligence contributed to 30% of the accident. Based on this percentage, the injuries and damages sustained by the plaintiff are reduced by 30%. In a scenario where the plaintiff's contribution reached 50%, the plaintiff is found equally at fault and the lawsuit is denied.

Assumption of Risk

The defendant can negate any claims for negligence if he/she can show that the plaintiff chose to enter into the dangerous situation fully aware of the potential hazards. This implies intentional behavior and dismisses the As a result, the lawsuit is denied.

Millikan Wright, LLC Personal Injury Attorneys

Negligence is a complex area of law so leave it up to the experts at Millikan Wright, LLC. If you have been injured in a car accident, speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer to learn your rights. Don't let your insurance agency push you around and receive the compensation you deserve.
 

St. Louis Bicycle Accident Attorney

Millikan Wright, LLC Can Help You Seek Justice

When it comes to accidents on the road, bicyclists are put at a profound disadvantage when it comes to the risk of injury. Without the benefits of cabin safety features, these individuals are exposed directly to collisions and the trauma they can inflict. It is not uncommon for bicyclists to face catastrophic and even life-threatening injuries from an accident with a motor vehicle.

When these accidents occur due to motorist negligence, then legal action is called for. At Millikan Wright, LLC, our experienced and knowledgeable St. Louis personal injury lawyers have more than 50 years of combined legal experience. They know what it takes to bring compelling and effective legal action against the responsible parties and put their clients in the best possible position to receive the compensation the deserve.

Ready to start exploring your injury suit options? Our firm is ready to work with you. Contact us today.

How Motorists Cause Bicycle Accidents

Over the last few years, we have seen a rise in the popularity of bicycling. While it remains a cheap and healthy way to commute, not all drivers have acclimated themselves to watching for bicycles in the usual flow of motor vehicle traffic. Because of this, bicyclists are often marginalized on the road and put at risk of injury.

Motorists can cause injury to bicyclists when:
  • They drift into bike lanes (or road shoulders)
  • They do not look for bicycles before exiting their vehicle (door injuries)
  • They are driving while distracted (devices, phones, etc.)
  • They are driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • They do not look or signal before turning at an intersection
  • They follow bicyclists too closely (tailgating)
  • They exceed the speed limit
If you believe that one of the above causes played a role in your bicycle accident, then you may have the grounds to seek relief for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. At Millikan Wright, LLC, we believe in the rights, interests, and dignity of injury victims and can make recovering compensation on your behalf our highest priority.

We are ready to advocate for you. Use our online form today to request a free case evaluation with our team today.
 

Dog Bite Attorney in St. Louis

If You Have Been Harmed, Act With Our Lawyers

"I was very pleased with the entire staff of Millikan Wright, LLC. I was involved in an unprovoked pit bull incident that not only ripped by arm apart but my life. I was completely satisfied and would recommend this law firm highly. Chris was always there, every step of the way and very professional.”

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 4.5 million Americans are victims of dog bite attacks each year. Every day, over 1,000 people need emergency care to treat injuries related to dog bites. Missouri, like many other states, has a law that makes dog owners liable if their dogs cause injury. Missouri's law is called a "strict liability" statute because it imposes liability without fault - that is, an injured person does not have to prove that the dog showed any vicious propensities or that the owner had knowledge of such viciousness.

If a person in St. Louis is on public property or lawfully on private property and is bitten, the owner of the dog is liable. This liability also extends to a person who is not the owner of the dog but who is in possession of the dog when the dog bite occurs. For example, if the owner leaves his dog with a friend while the owner is out of town, the friend can be held liable for injuries from a dog bite that occurs while the dog is in the friend's possession.

Have you been injured by an animal? Contact the personal injury attorneys at Millikan Wright, LLC. Don’t suffer in silence- we can help! Our firm has helped many people in the St. Louis area recover damages for their dog bite injury.

Can I Pursue a Dog Bite Claim?

To successfully pursue a claim, the injured person will need to show that the dog bite he or she suffered directly resulted in the injuries sustained. While a dog bite can lead to serious physical injury, it can also lead to emotional and psychological scarring. You may be able to recover compensation for a number of economic and non-economic losses, including:
  • Medical Bills
  • Future Medical Bills
  • Lost Wages
  • Permanent Disability
  • Loss of Enjoyment of Life
  • Permanent Scarring
  • Wrongful Death
In Missouri, if it is determined that the injured person had fault in the dog bite incident, any damages owed by the owner or possessor of the biting dog will be reduced by the percentage that the injured person's fault contributed to the incident. For example, if a jury found the owner liable in a dog bite incident but placed 50% of the fault on the injured person, the jury's award would be reduced by 50%.

Insurance companies routinely deny injury claims resulting from dog bites on the basis that the injured person was at fault by either provoking the dog or by claiming that the person should not have been in the area where the dog bite occurred. Consequently, it is imperative that an injured person consult with an attorney experienced in dog bite cases. The attorneys at Millikan Wright, LLC have successfully pursued dog bite claims in the past and can do the same for you.
 

St. Louis Premises Liability Lawyer

Call Millikan Wright LLC to Explore Your Injury Claim Options

Have you been hurt due to the dangerous conditions on a commercial or residential property that does not belong to you? If so, you may have the grounds to pursue a premises liability claim. These injury suits hold the owners of these properties accountable for the dangerous conditions that should have addressed or known about prior to any injury occurring.

At Millikan Wright, LLC, our dedicated team of St. Louis injury attorneys have more than half a century of legal experience. We know what it takes to document these claims and take decisive legal action against those responsible-- even if they are a large, commercial entity. If you believe that you have a claim, we are ready to hear your story and start assessing your legal options during this difficult time.

Start pursuing the relief you deserve. Contact our team at (314) 621-0622 today.

How Premises Liability Suits Work

In the state of Missouri (and most other states, as well), property owners owe something called "duty of care" to welcome visitors to their property. This duty of care means that they must a) provide safe conditions for visitors, b) warn visitors of any existing conditions that could be hazardous, and c) address any newly discovered dangerous conditions in a timely manner. Common locations involved with these suits include retail stores, supermarkets, event venues, parking structures, and residential complexes.

Common examples of premises liability cases involve:
  • Slip and fall injuries
  • Dog bites
  • Lack of security
  • Swimming pool accidents
  • Toxic exposures (lead paint, etc.)
  • Any defective conditions on a premises leading to injury
In these cases, the burden is on the plaintiff (the injured party) to prove that they were owed duty of care and that the property owner's inability to provide it directly contributed to an injury. At our firm, we are well-versed in providing this kind of investigative diligence. We are prepared to document a scene, speak to witnesses, and even consult with experts to ensure that the circumstances of your avoidable injury are compellingly put forth before the law.

It can be possible to receive the compensation you deserve. Start exploring your legal options with a free case evaluation.
 

Slip and Fall Accidents in St. Louis

Injuries May Be Preventable. Call Our Firm To Learn More!

Everyday across America, slip and fall accidents occur in nearly every type of building or premises. Slip and fall accident cases, sometimes called premises liability cases, are a specific type of personal injury case that occurs on property owned by another person or entity. In these cases, it is the responsibility of the property owner to ensure that their property is taken care of and safe for any visitors that may be present.

If you or a loved one has sustained an injury as the result of a slip or fall on property owned by another, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. However, not all slip and fall accidents have grounds for a lawsuit. For example, if the injured person is under the influence of drugs or alcohol, he/she is responsible for his/her injuries. At Millikan Wright, LLC we understand what you may be going through at this time and are dedicated to helping you secure the best outcome in your case.

What Is Considered To Be Slip & Fall?

Negligence is most common cause of a slip and fall accident and can present in a wide variety of circumstances. In general, negligence can be said to occur when the responsible party has not acted reasonably in their maintenance of the property. Some of the most common slip and fall and premises liability accidents seen at our firm include:
  • Wet floors
  • Loose or torn carpeting
  • Uneven ground
  • Manholes or large holes without warning
  • Broken sidewalks/driveways
  • Loose or missing handrails
  • Step(s) without warnings
To win a premises liability lawsuit, the injured party must prove three critical points in a court of law. One, the accident was through no fault of the injured party; two, the accident was due to a dangerous condition or negligence on behalf of another party; and three, the other party was aware of the condition that resulted in the accident.
An experienced personal injury attorney will be able to assess the merit of your case and explain how the law applies to your specific situation. Working with a lawyer will ensure you are fairly represented and receive everything you are entitled to under premises liability law.

Claim Your Free Consultation With Millikan Wright, LLC

Working with our St. Louis personal injury attorneys can help you determine whether you have a valid case and what kinds of compensation you may be eligible to receive. In general, if an unsafe condition existed on the property, the property owner reasonably knew of the condition, and the condition was not completely obvious and you were not warned of the danger, you will have claim for a slip and fall accident lawsuit. Depending on the situation and your injures, you may be entitled to monetary damages for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages and earning capacity, and other incidental charges. Wondering how to get started? Call our firm today.
 

St. Louis Truck Accident Lawyers

Our Personal Injury Attorneys Can Help When You Are Affected

Due to the sheer size of the vehicles, truck accidents can cause catastrophic injuries. It's important that you work with one of the Millikan Wright, LLC truck accident attorneys in St. Louis that has specific experience in this field. You deserve an attorney that has the education, skills, experience, and resources to effectively represent your personal injury case.

Millikan Wright, LLC attorneys have successfully represented challenging truck accident cases in the past. Our personal injury attorneys are experts when it comes to truck accidents and receiving your entitled compensations. An experienced St. Louis truck accident lawyer will work to aggressively seek compensation for medical bills, loss of income, and property damage.

Semi-Truck Accident Attorneys Help You Recover

Not only is the size of semi-trucks a concern, the cargo (such as flammable substances) can also create potential hazards. A majority of semi-truck truck drivers are cautious and aware of the possible damage their semi-truck can cause in an accident. However, semi-truck accidents still caused over 4,700 fatalities in 2006 alone. Recognizing the rise in semi-truck accidents, the Federal Government passed laws and regulations that govern the entire trucking industry including:
  • Stringent guidelines that mandate truck drivers must take a rest period between two driving shifts to alleviate truck driver fatigue
  • Trucking licenses are required to legally operate a semi-truck and are received after drivers have obtained the specialized training and proven the necessary skills required to operate a semi-truck
  • Companies must ensure their trucks are in good driving condition by conducting routine inspections
  • Companies must also follow safety guidelines and procedures to ensure the safe transportation of cargo

Our St. Louis accident attorneys know Missouri laws when it comes to semi-truck accidents. Our personal injury lawyers specialize in semi-truck accident cases. An experienced semi-truck accident lawyer will work to aggressively seek compensation for your injuries, medical bills, loss of income, and property damage.

Have You Been Involved In a Commercial Truck Accident?

Being involved in commercial truck accidents can be a traumatic experience. Unfortunately these accidents involving large trucks continue to rise. Despite laws and regulations governing the commercial trucking industry, the truth is that many times they aren't followed, and accidents occur as a result. If the unthinkable happens and you are involved in an accident involving a large commercial truck in Missouri, contacting a personal injury attorney in St. Louis that specializes in commercial truck accidents can be the first step to putting you on the road to financial recovery.
 
Contact the commercial truck lawyers at Millikan Wright, LLC in St. Louis, MO today if you have been injured in an accident involving a large commercial truck (tractor-trailer, semi or 18-wheeler). If the commercial truck driver or trucking company was negligent you are entitled to compensation for your vehicle damage, medical costs and more.
 

St. Louis Truck Accident Lawyers

What caused your accident? Our firm can find out.

Similar to car accidents, commercial truck accident cases in Missouri are filed under the legal principal of negligence. In essence the truck driver (or the company employing or compensating the truck driver) was negligent if they did not use reasonable care, and the injuries or accident was a result of this negligence.
To support this principal of negligence, there are a few key things that must be established:
  • The driver (or trucking company or other responsible party) had a duty to the plaintiff to use a reasonable degree of care to avoid injury, under the circumstances. This first point is easily met simply because all drivers have a duty to exercise reasonable care to other drivers, passengers and pedestrians.
  • The driver (or trucking company or other responsible party) failed to exercise reasonable care.
  • The failure to exercise reasonable care resulted in injury.

In the case of commercial truck negligence, the party or parties legally responsible for damages may include more than just the driver. It is important to consult with an experienced truck accident attorney to identify all the responsible parties, which may include trucking companies, contractors, employers and insurance companies.

Contact the personal injury attorneys of Millikan Wright, LLC in St. Louis or call (314) 621-0622 for a FREE consultation and learn how the law applies to your specific situation. Our unique combination of experience and education can make a difference.
 

Workers' Compensation Lawyers in St. Louis

You Have A Right To Protection From Injury

Our Missouri workers' compensation attorneys know that some work place injuries go unreported or are usually settled between the employee and the employer "off the record". This is usually done in order to keep workers' compensation insurance rates down. However, this can present a number of problems for the injured employee should there be long term side effects related to the workplace injury.

All states have workers' compensation laws which were created to protect workers and their families against financial hardship resulting from a workplace injury or death. Workers' compensation laws provide money and benefits to an employee who has sustained an injury as a result of an accident, injury or occupational disease while "on-the-job".

Most people don't realize that workers' compensation laws actually protect both the employee and the employer. An injured employee receives compensation and medical benefits and the employer is protected against related lawsuits filed by the employee.

Workers Compensation Benefits in St. Louis

Missouri Workers' Compensation law provides for three types of benefits for an employee injured while performing his/her job or work related duties:
  • Medical Treatment: Any employee injured while performing work-related duties is entitled to receive medical treatment for that injury and does not need to pay for the medical treatment. Payment is made by either the employer or insurer of the employer. However, since the employer is paying for the treatment, the employer, by law, has the right to select the physician. If an employee seeks treatment that has not been authorized, the employee may have to pay for that treatment.
  • Temporary Total Disability (TTD): Temporary Total Disability is compensation for the time a doctor says an employee is unable to work due to a work-related injury. Temporary Total Disability cases cease when a doctor says an employee is able to return to work. Compensation under Workers' Compensation is calculated using two-thirds of your average weekly wage, not to exceed a maximum rate set by the legislature. Your average weekly wage is determined according to how your wages are fixed, whether by week, month, year or other method (usually the case of sales people). While the wages are only two-thirds your average wage, all compensation under Workers' Compensation is tax-free.
  • Permanent Disability (either Total or Partial): Permanent Disability occurs when a doctor has done everything possible to treat the injury but the employee is not able to function at the same level prior to the injury. Permanent Disability can be either "total", meaning the employee is unable to perform any work, or "partial", meaning the employee can return to work but with limitations or restrictions. Total permanent disability will result in the employee receiving benefits for the rest of his/her life. Permanent partial disability (PPD) will result in compensation determined by legislature, which has established a formula to convert that disability into a dollar amount.

The law does not provide for any compensation related to pain and suffering. This is a complex and confusing area of law for the average person. An experienced Missouri Workers' Compensation lawyer can help you work through this complex area of law and ensure you receive all the benefits you are entitled to receive.

What Is the Second Injury Fund in St. Louis?

Many people often confuse the Second Injury Fund with Workers' Compensation. While the two are related to work place injuries, they are very separate and distinct from each other.

The Second Injury Fund was created to compensate an injured employee when a current work-related injury combines with a prior disability to create an increased combined disability. The formula used to calculate the Second Injury Fund benefits depends on each case.

The Second Injury Fund is responsible for paying medical bills of the injured employee when the employer fails to insure its workers' compensation liability. The Fund also provides benefits to injured employees who are receiving physical rehabilitation. If an employee is killed as the result of a work-related accident, burial expenses and death benefits are made to the surviving spouse or dependents of the employee if the employer is uninsured. The Second Injury Fund also provides second job wage loss benefits.

Second Injury Fund claims can be complex and confusing for most people. An experience Missouri Workers' Compensation Lawyer will be able to help you through this challenging area of law and ensure you receive all benefits you are entitled to receive under the Second Injury Fund.

Choosing a Workers Compensation Attorney

While there is no specific requirement to hire a Missouri workers' compensation lawyer to file a claim or receive compensation and benefits, it is difficult to manage a workers' compensation case on your own. If you do not hire a workers' compensation attorney you will need to work directly with trained insurance adjustors and lawyers representing the insurance company.

Many people consider this scenario very intimidating and frustrating. You may find that, in the long run, a competent, experienced workers' compensation lawyer will save you considerable time, frustration, grief and money while ensuring you receive everything you are entitled to under workers' compensation laws.

If you decide to hire a lawyer, make sure you retain the services of an injury lawyer that has handled Missouri workers' compensation cases. The choice of an attorney is a very personal matter and should not be taken lightly. You should ensure you are comfortable working with the attorney and that your concerns will be adequately represented.

Most Missouri workers' compensation lawyers work on a contingency basis. That is, the attorney will not charge you for services unless you receive compensation. In many situations, your employer or insurance carrier may have to pay any attorney fees or costs.

If you or a loved one has sustained an injury at work or as the result of performing your job, you may be eligible to receive compensation and healthcare for the injury. An experienced Missouri workers' compensation lawyer will help you through this often complex and confusing area of law and work to fight any denial of benefits.
 
 
 

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