Workers Comp

Almost all employers are required to be covered by workers’ compensation insurance, which pays you or your loved ones benefits if you’re injured, become ill or are killed on the job. Workers’ compensation laws that govern the method of providing benefits vary by state.

Partner with the right lawyer

The workers’ compensation system is a complex one. The process can involve the state office that oversees workers’ compensation, medical providers, your employer, insurance agency, attorneys representing the employer and/or the insurance agency and perhaps a liable third party.

Because you’re challenged with navigating the vast sea of regulations, rules and laws of the system when you file a workers’ compensation claim, partnering with the right attorney is crucial. For nearly 20 years, the Law Office of Bruce Hopson has helped hundreds of clients throughout the State of Missouri and in the greater St. Louis area

who had accidents while on the job or long-term work-related exposure or stress. We made sure they obtained deserved financial compensation and medical care, maximizing the amount and type of benefits they received for the longest time possible. We’d like to help you, too.

Call for a free initial consultation

Contact the Law Office of Bruce Hopson to discuss your workers’ compensation case.  We’ll give you an honest assessment based on our long years of experience.

Call 314-621-0500 or e-mail Bruce. You won’t pay us a penny unless we win a settlement for you. We charge 25% on whatever we collect on your behalf.

Possible workers’ compensation benefits

  • Disability income—Either temporary while you’re getting back to normal, or permanent partial or total disability if you will never fully recover. The amount varies, but normally is about two-thirds of your gross pay up to a set amount.
  • Portion of lost wages—Wage compensation that you may be eligible to receive until you’re medically released to any form of work, including light duty.
  • Payment of medical expense—For hospitals, doctors, medical testing and treatments, prescriptions and medical devices related to your work injury.
  • Vocational rehabilitation—If your injury leaves you unable to perform your job as usual, you may need re-training to enter into a new trade or business or to get your normal strength back.
  • Death benefits for the family—Payable to surviving spouse, or spouse and children, based upon a percentage of wages.
  • Second Injury Fund Claims—Compensation awarded if your current work- related injury combines with a prior disability.
  • Third Party Claims—If someone other than your employer or its employees, through negligent activities, may be responsible for your on the job injury. These claims generally provide monetary damages that are greater in dollar amount than the workers’ compensation benefits that would be available for the same injury, and are in addition to your workers’ compensation benefits.
  • Social Security Claims: If you are a seriously injured worker, this may be an option. Consider Social Security disability insurance, supplemental security income benefits or disability retirement.

Taking care of you and your family

It’s our job to persuade your employer or their insurance company—and their lawyers—

to pay the workers’ compensation benefits that are due you based on state law and the extent of your injury or illness. This means representing you throughout the process, knowing when a settlement is appropriate and when to move to the next step.

We understand that you and your family may be worried about health issues and facing financial strain. At the Law Office of Bruce Hopson, we’ll address your concerns, explain each detail along the way and assure that your rights are protected.

Call for a free initial consultation

Contact the Law Office of Bruce Hopson to discuss your workers’ compensation case.  We’ll give you an honest assessment based on our long years of experience. Call 314-621-0500 or e-mail Bruce. You won’t pay us a penny unless we win a settlement for you. We charge 25% on whatever we collect on your behalf.

The Law Office of Bruce Hopson is based in St. Louis, Missouri and serves clients throughout the State of Missouri and the Metropolitan St. Louis area, including the City of St. Louis, St. Louis County, Jefferson County and St. Charles County.

Law Office of Bruce Hopson
1221 Locust St., Suite 800
St. Louis, MO 63103
Phone: 314-621-0500

Fax: 314-621-8821

E-mail Bruce

 

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