My Doctor Tripped Me. Workers Compensation benefits in Missouri

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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Each year in Missouri and Kansas, the rates for workers compensation disability are updated. After an on-the-job injury, if one is unable to work, he or she is entitled to temporary total disability. These are weekly benefits. After a trial or settlement, if a worker has permanent disability, a worker is entitled to permanent disability benefits.

In Kansas, there is one rate for both temporary total disability and permanent disability. The rate is calculated based on the average weekly wage for the 26 weeks before the date of the injury.
If an accident occurs between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020, the maximum rate in Kansas is $666.00.

In Missouri, there are two different maximum rates.
The maximum rate for temporary total disability and permanent total disability for injuries from July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020 is $981.65.
The maximum rate for permanent partial disability for the same period is $514.20.
Missouri calculates the compensation rate using the 13 weeks prior to the date of injury.

As part of representing an injured worker, I always check that the correct rate is being used to maximize recovery.

If you have been injured on the job, please give me a call.
Initial fee consultation. No fee if no recovery.
Dean Law Office, LLC, Margaret Dean, 816-753-3100.
Licensed in Missouri and Kansas.
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Construction Accidents and Workers Compensation
As the weather gets warmer, more construction is getting underway. More on-the-job injuries, come with more construction. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) notes that 20 percent of all work-related deaths occur in the construction industry. According to OSHA, the “fatal four” workers compensation accidents are:
∘ Falls,
∘ Being hit with an object,
∘ Electrocution, and
∘ Being caught between equipment.

In addition to the 4,000 plus annual deaths, thousands of other construction workers are injured so severely that their lives are never again the same.

There are steps you must take within a certain amount of time after an on the job injury to preserve your workers compensation claim, and if you fail to meet any of the deadlines, you may lose your right to compensation.

An experienced worker compensation attorney can help meet all deadlines, can analyze the value of your case, can help you obtain future medical expenses and be sure you receive all compensation to which you are legally entitled.

Third Party Claims
If a third party such as another motorist, a general contractor, property owner, or subcontractor was negligently responsible for your injury, there is a possibility you may bring a lawsuit against them and collect for damages including pain and suffering which is not available in workers compensation cases. The third party claim would be in addition to the workers compensation claim.

Dean Law Office can help you with your workers compensation and third party claims,
Call: 816-753-3100.
Licensed in Missouri and Kansas
No recovery, no fee
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