St. Louis Workers’ Compensation Attorneys
After being injured in an on-the-job accident, employees are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Typical Missouri workers’ compensation benefits include a portion of the workers’ lost wages and medical benefits. However, employees and employers often disagree about how long these benefits should last.
At Leritz & Plunkert, PC, in St. Louis, we have been serving individuals, employers and insurance companies throughout Missouri and Illinois for more than 80 years. We have a thorough understanding of the workers’ compensation system, and know how the laws apply to both individual workers and employers.
Representation During Workers’ Compensation Claims
We have experience sitting on both sides of the table. Our firm represents injured workers attempting to obtain workers’ comp benefits as well as employers and their insurance companies during workers’ compensation disputes.
This experience allows us to examine our clients’ legal issues form both viewpoints. Because we can predict the steps and arguments the other side will raise, our lawyers are able to take a proactive approach that better serves our clients’ needs.
The Jones Act: Compensation For Injured Maritime Workers
Maritime workers are not covered by workers’ compensation. Instead, they are covered by the Jones Act. The Jones Act is a federal law that provides compensation to maritime workers who are injured while performing their job duties. Forms of compensation include:
- Lost wages and loss of future earning capacity
- Vocational retraining costs
- Past and future medical bills
- Pain and suffering
Call 314-269-0135 Or 800-383-1418
If you were injured on the job, or are an employer involved in a workers’ comp dispute, contact Leritz & Plunkert, PC. Our workers’ compensation attorneys are available to meet with you and discuss your case. Call us today.