My Doctor Tripped Me Workers’ Compensation Benefits in Missouri
In the recent case of Schoen v. Mid-Missouri Mental Health Center, a worker was injured when a doctor accidentally tripped the worker causing her to fall. The court held that the worker’s injuries sustained while at the medical facility and due to the fall were covered under workers’ compensation.
Prior Missouri cases in workers’ compensation have clearly covered a doctor’s negligence in treating a worker.
The court in Schoen held that injuries sustained during authorized medical treatment for the original injury are the natural and probable consequence flowing from the original injury.
The court’s ruling is in line with a prior Missouri case that provided workers compensation benefits when an injured employee fell from a chair while undergoing whirlpool therapy.
There is also a line of cases that hold that workers compensation benefits apply when your doctor or other health care professional commits medical malpractice. The employer’s insurance company needs to continue to provide you benefits under the workers compensation law.
If a health care professional commits medical malpractice, you can also explore the possibility of a lawsuit against the health care professional.
If you have been injured on the job, Dean Law Office LLC can assist you in proving your case and getting full compensation.
For a free consultation call, Dean Law Office, LLC at 816-753-3100.
We help to secure all the money you deserve, all the medical care you need, and a lump sum award for permanent partial disability or life time payments for permanent and total disability (often a lump sum award can be obtained rather than life time payments).
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