When it comes to seeing a doctor, the laws differ in Missouri and Illinois.
In Illinois, injured workers have the right to choose their treating doctor and the employer has the right to an independent exam from time to time. There are some limits.
In Missouri, the employer and insurer have the right to choose the doctor involved in workers' compensation claims.
Keefe & Griffiths, PC can often persuade the employer and insurer to offer a second opinion.
No matter which state you live in, or were injured in, we will see that you get quality medical care.
Your employer is required to cover 100 percent of medical expenses in workers' compensation claims, provided the treatment is authorized and is reasonable and necessary.
Reasonable and necessary treatment includes everything from emergency room services after the injury first occurred, to surgeries required to fix the damage done to your body, to post- surgical rehabilitation. It may include in-home care as well. You need not pay anything to treat an injury you suffered at work. The injured worker does not pay co-pays or deductibles.
We will take on employers who refuse to pay the costs of medical care. Our workers' compensation claim lawyers in St. Louis have successfully taken on every major employer in the area. We do not back down from any opponent, regardless of their size.
Furthermore, we will review opportunities to get you health coverage under Medicare and Medicaid.
You are not required to pay a retainer or advance any costs. If we win your workers' compensation claim, our fee will be a percentage of the compensation we recover for you. Call our St. Louis law firm at 314-241-7243 or contact us online.
If you have suffered a work injury, one of your first concerns is getting proper medical care. Workers' compensation laws in Missouri and Illinois require that your employer pays for your medical care.
The law firm of Keefe & Griffiths, PC has been helping St. Louis workers with workers' compensation injury claims for more than 60 years. Our experience means you can be confident in our ability to help you get the quality medical care you deserve.