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Workers’ Compensation Lawyers serving Columbia, MO and Boone County

Injuries in the workplace are common. Whether you work in an office building or a steel mill, accidents can happen. Thankfully, there are state and federal laws in place that allow workers to receive benefits from their employer while they recover from their injuries. Sometimes, however, employers and their insurance companies refuse to play by the rules. When that happens, the experienced attorneys at Eng & Woods will help you fight to get the benefits you deserve.

The law office of Eng & Woods, Attorneys at Law represents people throughout Missouri in workers’ compensation cases. Workers’ compensation claims cover all types of injuries, including but not limited to:

  • Injuries of the head, neck or spine
  • Severe burns
  • Broken & fractured bones
  • Back pain
  • Heart attacks
  • Mesothelioma
  • Knee injuries
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Shoulder pain
  • Illness resulting from chemical exposure
  • Chronic headaches
  • Lung disease

Our team of trial attorneys has extensive experience trying workers’ compensation cases and has accumulated a tremendous record of successful settlements and awards. Let us put our experience and skill to work for you.

How Do Temporary Disability Benefits Work?

Almost all employers in Missouri are required by law to carry insurance for workers’ compensation claims. These insurance policies are intended to cover all necessary and reasonable medical expenses for the duration of your injury. In addition, if an employee misses more than three days of work, they are entitled to receive temporary total disability benefits. Workers on temporary total disability are provided a weekly check for the duration of their recovery until the employee is able to return to work. This check is normally two-thirds of the employee’s average weekly wage, subject to certain caps. Once the employee has completed their medical care – depending on the nature and extent of any permanent disability as a result of the injury – they will be entitled to either a permanent partial disability settlement or permanent total disability settlement.

What if Insurance Denies My Claim or Doesn’t Fully Compensate Me?

Although your employer is required to have these policies, the insurance companies that provide them are not required to accept your claim. Many people who have suffered legitimate injuries have had their claims denied. Even if your claim is accepted, there is no guarantee that insurance companies will provide you with the necessary compensation to which you are entitled.

If your employer’s insurance company denies your claim or refuses to provide you with medical care or a suitable settlement, the attorneys at Eng & Woods in Columbia, MO are not afraid to take them to trial to get the care, coverage and compensation you deserve.

Learn More About Workers’ Compensation & Disability Laws

For your convenience, we have compiled a Workers’ Compensation Fact Sheet to help you learn more about the workers’ compensation statute in Missouri and how Eng & Woods, Attorneys at Law can help you get the compensation you deserve. You can also learn more about workers’ compensation by visiting the Missouri Department of Labor website.

You Don’t Pay a Fee Unless We Win

At Eng & Woods, Attorneys at Law we realize that many workers and their families struggle to pay bills and put food on the table after an injury has occurred. For this reason, we handle all workers’ compensation claims on a contingency fee basis. That means we do not collect a fee unless we secure a settlement or award on your behalf. While you recover from your injuries, our attorneys will work tirelessly to get you the best possible results in your case.

Get in Touch with the Workers’ Comp Lawyers at Eng & Woods

From our office in Columbia, Eng & Woods, Attorneys at Law represents clients in workers’ compensation cases throughout the mid-Missouri area, including those living in Boonville, Fulton, Jefferson City, Moberly, Mexico, Ashland and all surrounding areas.

If you have any questions regarding workers’ compensation, call Eng & Woods, Attorneys at Law today at 877-888-2345 or contact the firm online to schedule a free initial consultation. We provide flexible, convenient hours at our office in Columbia, MO or we can also come to you if you are unable to come to us. We are dedicated to helping you get the care you need and the results you deserve.

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Office Location
  • Columbia Office
    1000 West Nifong Boulevard, Building 7
    Suite 201
    Columbia, Missouri 65203
    Phone: 573-874-4190
    Fax: 573-874-4192
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