EXPERIENCED ST. LOUIS WORKERS’ COMPENSATION ATTORNEY
If you are injured during the course and scope of your employment duties, then you may be entitled to benefits under your state’s workers’ compensation laws. These types of cases can be difficult and the details confusing, but an attorney who is experienced in workers’ compensation claims can help you obtain the full amount of benefits to which you are entitled. John M. Cichelero has 25 years’ experience in handling these types of cases.
It is illegal for an employer to fire you for filing a workers’ compensation claim. However, some employers may attempt to terminate your employment for doing so. Having an attorney assisting you makes it much less likely that the employer will retaliate in this unlawful manner. If you would like a free consultation with Mr. Cichelero, you may contact him via e-mail or call 314-205-2886. Mr. Cichelero represents clients on a No Fee if No Recovery basis.
WHAT SORT OF COSTS DO EMPLOYERS PAY?
There are three types of costs for which an employer may be held responsible if you are injured in an accident at work:
- Medical bills for treatment arising out of the work injury;
- Weekly benefits for the time period that the employee is off work or is restricted to light duty; and
- A lump-sum payment for any permanent disability that arises as a result of the work injury.
A state administrative agency, rather than a court, normally determines whether your workers’ compensation claim should be granted. That agency will use the information that is in your file to determine what benefits to award you. An experienced workers’ compensation attorney knows what sort of information and records are needed and how to obtain those. Depending on the extent of your injuries, you might be entitled to a permanent total claim against your employer or possibly the Missouri Second Injury Fund.
NO FEE IF NO RECOVERY
If you have been injured in a work accident, contact attorney John M. Cichelero for a free consultation. Your claim will be handled on a No Fee if No Recovery basis. If you would like to discuss your claim with Mr. Cichelero, please e-mail or call 314-205-2886.
Mr. Cichelero handles cases in St. Louis City, St. Louis County, Jefferson County, St. Francois County, Franklin County, Washington County, Lincoln County, Madison County, Kansas City, Jackson County, Greene County and any other county or city within Missouri. He also handles some cases in parts of Illinois, such as Collinsville, Granite City, Fairmont City, Wood River, Alton, Edwardsville, Fairview Heights, O’Fallon, Edwardsville, Shiloh, and Belleville.