If you have become injured in a Missouri workplace, it is likely that you will be able to gain some form of compensation, particularly if you needed to miss work or seek medical attention. However, unfortunately, many injured workers miss out on the compensation that they deserve because they did not report their injury correctly or within the given time frame.
This is why it is important that you understand the law in regard to Missouri workers' compensation insurance. By doing so, you will have the best possible chance of making a successful workers' compensation claim.
Why should I try to report my injury immediately?
If you are seriously injured, you will not be able to report your injury immediately. Similarly, you may not report your injury immediately if the issue is minor initially and worsens over time. However, you should make sure that you report your injury as soon as possible. This is because a failure to report an injury within 30 days may destroy your chances of being able to make a claim.
How should I report my injury?
You should always report your injury in writing, and the notification should always be made to your employer. Within the notice, you must state the date, time and place of the injury. You should also elaborate on the type of injury that you are suffering from and the way it is affecting your ability to work.
If you are struggling to file a successful workers' compensation claim in Missouri, it is important that you take action to understand the intricacies of the law.