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Workers’ Compensation Lawyers in St. Louis

Helping Victims of On-the-Job Injuries

On-the-job injuries can be the beginning of a trying time in your life. In addition to dealing with the physical and emotional pain of an injury, you have to deal with the workers’ compensation system.

Workers’ compensation is supposed to be a streamlined system that quickly gets you medical treatment, wage replacement, and payment for your permanent injuries. That is often not the case. Workers’ compensation insurance companies have a financial incentive to delay, deny, and discourage. That is what they do.

You cannot count on your employer or the workers’ compensation judge helping you through the process. In fact, your employer acts as your adversary in many cases. At Buchanan, Williams & O'Brien, we make it our business to protect you through the process so that you are more likely to get the work comp benefits you are entitled to receive. We have a track record that includes handling hundreds of workers compensation cases, over more than 30 years, so you can trust that you are in good hands.

Contact us online or by phone at (314) 635-7606 to request a free initial case evaluation with one of our St. Louis workers’ compensation attorneys today.

Top Reasons People Hire a Workers’ Comp Attorney

Workers' compensation is not a handout: Some of our clients are uncomfortable about filing a workers’ compensation because they think of workers’ compensation as a “handout.” It is not. Workers’ compensation is an insurance benefit required by law as a bargain between employees and employers.

Employees have few legal protections. Employees cannot sue their employers in court for negligence, and employers can fire employees for (almost) any reason, including when a work injury leaves them unable to work. The trade-off is that employees are protected by workers’ compensation which provides them medical care, temporary wage replacement, and compensation for permanent injuries suffered on the job. It is one of the few protections for American workers.

Don’t fear filing a workers' compensation claim: It is against the law for your employer to fire you for filing a workers compensation claim. After all, if employers try to discourage workers from filing claims, the employer is evading its part of the “bargain” and its obligation to injured workers.

While we understand fears of filing, it is important not to let them stop you from filing an injury claim when injured on the job. Your health is too important, and work comp benefits are the only protections offered by the law in many circumstances. If you believe your employer retaliated against you after you filed a workers' compensation claim, our skilled St. Louis workers' compensation attorneys can fight for you.

Understand Your Rights

If you are injured at work, you have a right to three benefits under the law:

  • Medical care: Workers’ comp is required to pay for the medical care necessary to cure your work injuries.
  • Temporary wage replacement: You have a right to weekly payments while you are treating and unable to work.
  • Permanent injury payments: You have a right to permanent total disability payments if you unable to work as a result of your injuries, or permanent partial disability payment if you are able to return to work.

Make sure you understand these rights. Review our website, or call us with any questions. At Buchanan, Williams & O’Brien, we help people who have been injured in work accidents. We offer free consultations at our Brentwood office or in other convenient meeting locations, as well as contingent fees.

Contact us online or call our office at (314) 635-7606 to schedule your free initial consultation with a St. Louis workers’ compensation lawyer.

Our Case Results

We passionately represent every client.
  • $1.5 Million BWO Client
  • $650 Thousand Medical Malpractice Client
  • $510 Thousand Trench Collapse Injury
  • $200 Thousand Car Accident
  • $133 Thousand Slip and Fall at Work
  • $85 Thousand Injured By Assault at Work

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All of our cases are contingency based - you only pay if we win.
  1. We are willing to travel to you to discuss your case.
  2. We have been practicing personal injury law since 1984.
  3. You can trust us to respond to you and communicate clearly
  4. We are a team of highly awarded trial lawyers.
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