WORKPLACE RELATED INJURIES

WORKPLACE RELATED INJURIES

While Workplace safety is an employer’s responsibility, there are other entities which can also share in the responsibility to keep the workplace safe for all working at it.

Workers’ compensation covers injuries that occur on the job and includes manual laborers or office workers.

In addition to workers compensation, there are several other avenues available to assist injured employees at the workplace, where he or she was hurt by a dangerous condition or action of a third party or by a dangerous or defective product.

Our attorneys have a reputation for successfully representing injured workers throughout Missouri, Illinois, and Kansas.

Some of the most common injuries arise from:

  • construction accidents
  • industrial accidents
  • falls on the job
  • chemicals
  • faulty equipment
  • heavy lifting
  • overuse from repetitive work
  • electrocutions
  • on the job car accidents
  • explosions
  • burns
  • a co-worker’s negligence

It can be overwhelming to maneuver the system and get access to the rights you are entitled to by law, which can vary from state to state.

You have questions – our attorneys have answers.

Call 314-405-9000

For a consultation and to discuss your case with an attorney.

As always, consultations are free and confidential. Workers’ compensation claims are handled on a contingency basis, without any up-front or out-of-pocket fees, and attorney’s fees are only applied if there is a settlement or award granted.

* In Missouri, the workers’ compensation process involves the Division of Workers’ Compensation, an insurance company, an employer, medical providers, and potentially a liable third party. In Illinois, it is the same, except it involves the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission.

Below are examples of settlements in excess of $1,000,000 our attorneys have secured in workplace related injury cases:

Members of the firm obtained a verdict in Jefferson County Circuit Court, Kohlfield v. Rock Hill Mechanical Corp., involving a construction site fall resulting in spinal and brain injuries. The result was a $9,000,000 unanimous jury verdict on a no-offer case from the insurance company, which, at the time, was the largest personal injury verdict in the history of Jefferson County, Missouri.

$9million

The firm obtained $6,000,000 for our client injured in a partial building collapse caused by inadequate shoring.

$6million

Firm members resolved a forklift accident death case for a total of $2,650,000.

$2.6million

Members of the firm obtained a verdict in Willett v. Harsco Corporation d/b/a Patent Construction Systems, a construction site accident involving defective scaffolding. The client suffered a back injury and obtained a $1,100,000 unanimous verdict in St. Clair County, Illinois Circuit Court on a no-offer case from the insurance company. At the time, this verdict was one of the largest personal injury verdicts in St. Clair County, Illinois.

$1.1million

$9million

Members of the firm obtained a verdict in Jefferson County Circuit Court, Kohlfield v. Rock Hill Mechanical Corp., involving a construction site fall resulting in spinal and brain injuries. The result was a $9,000,000 unanimous jury verdict on a no-offer case from the insurance company, which, at the time, was the largest personal injury verdict in the history of Jefferson County, Missouri.

$6million

The firm obtained $6,000,000 for our client injured in a partial building collapse caused by inadequate shoring.

$2.6million

Firm members resolved a forklift accident death case for a total of $2,650,000.

$2.6million

Members of the firm resolved a forklift accident death case for a total of $2,650,000.

$1.1million

Members of the firm obtained a verdict in Willett v. Harsco Corporation d/b/a Patent Construction Systems, a construction site accident involving defective scaffolding. The client suffered a back injury and obtained a $1,100,000 unanimous verdict in St. Clair County, Illinois Circuit Court on a no-offer case from the insurance company. At the time, this verdict was one of the largest personal injury verdicts in St. Clair County, Illinois.

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