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Workers’ Compensation for Employees of the State of Missouri.

For State employees, the fight for worker’s compensation is a trifecta. The employer, attorney, and employee are all under one authority: the State. The State has a complex system in place for handling worker’s injury and illness claims. These special filing procedures, guidelines, requirements, and deadlines protect their interests, leaving an injured worker to wonder: who is on their side?

At Kiefer Law we have a culture of compassion.

I understand the values of public service – commitment, integrity and compassion. From the years I worked for the State, including as Assistant Attorney General, have given me an intimate knowledge of how the State uses the law to their advantage. I represent and advocate for good people, like you, who have dedicated their lives to public service.

 

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The State of Missouri handles the claims of injured workers differently from private employers.

Missouri employs more workers than any other entity. These workers are good people –like you – who take on the role of public servant and are now left feeling vulnerable to losing their jobs, losing their independence or mobility, and facing discrimination in the workplace. If you are injured on the job, the State, like most insurance companies, will make efforts to pay as little as possible on your claim.

If you are employed by the State and need medical help as a result of an on-the-job accident, injury or illness, you must first contact the Central Accident Reporting Office known as “CARO”. This State-level gatekeeper will direct you to seek medical treatment from their State approved medical providers. Assuming that CARO operates like a typical insurance company is a mistake. CARO protects the interests of the State, not the injured worker. Navigating the complicated system for fair and just compensation may seem overwhelming. The administration has the Attorney General on their side. Select a workers’ compensation attorney who will fight for you.

 

You need an experienced attorney who is well versed in handling the State system. You need someone who is on your side.

Your commitment to service distinguishes you from others and it is this same commitment that we bring to each and every case. Let us be your advocate. We stay informed about the changing political landscape so that you don’t have to. You have dedicated your career to serving others and if you are injured, you deserve justice. At times, it feels like the world is against you. Do not leave yourself open and vulnerable to State policies.  They have attorneys on their side. If you have filed a claim with the State because of an injury in the workplace, do not fear, we are here to bring you justice and believe in defending your rights to the fullest extent of the law.

Key Resources

What is covered under the work comp statute?

When you’re hurt at work, and the injury is found to be compensable (more on that in an upcoming post), you have certain rights.  The employer and insurer are  required to provide medical treatment to “cure and relieve the effects of the injury.”

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There is no up-front fee, retainer, or hourly billing that you must pay out of your pocket. I don’t get paid unless and until you get paid.

Free Consultations

Contact me for a free consultation to discuss your work injury or Social Security Disability case. I have flexible hours and will come to you if transportation is an issue. I represent clients all over Missouri, so wherever you are, I’ve got you covered.

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