If you have been injured at work (or if a loved one has died as a result of a work incident), contact The Law Offices of Mark Dean. We take pride in protecting the rights of injured workers against powerful companies and their insurance carriers.
Getting hurt in a work related injury is a traumatic experience. We have the experience to get you what you deserve: Timely compensation and medical care.
You are entitled to medical care provided by the employer (and its insurance carrier), temporary benefits while you are off work, and permanent benefits (a lump sum) due to the incident.
As a Missouri and Illinois Workers Compensation Law Firm we aggressively work on your behalf to seek damages for all types of factory, construction, worksite, industrial and heavy equipment accidents. Some of the common injuries we see in our Workers Compensation Practice are the following:
- Knee, Shoulder, Back and Neck Injuries
- Stress Disorders
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, CTS
- Hearing and Sight Loss
- Muscle Tears
- Repetitive Stress Disorders
- Scars, Burns, Cuts, Bruises
- Brain Injury
- Heart Attack
Filing a workers compensation claim is similar to filing an insurance claim and be assured ‒ an insurance company interested in saving every dime will be representing your employer or former employer.
Managing attorney Mark Dean handled the defense of these claims when he worked in-house with an insurance company.
His inside knowledge is essential in fighting the insurance company and securing the maximum benefits you are entitled to.
What to do following an injury at work
If you are injured at work:
- Notify your employer immediately. There are certain requirements under Missouri and Illinois law that require you to notify your employer in a timely manner. You also need to speak with an attorney experienced in handling workers compensation cases, such as Managing Attorney Mark Dean, to ensure your claim (which is different from your reporting of the incident to your employer) is filed timely.
- Don’t talk to an insurance company (who will represent the employer) if you have not spoken with an experienced workers compensation attorney first. The insurance company has a job to do ‒ represent the interests of the employer ‒ not help you. So, speak with an experienced workers compensation attorney, such as Managing Attorney Mark Dean as soon as possible after the incident.
- Focus on your injuries and getting the medical care and attention that you and your family need. Now is not the time to be stoic or ignore any pain or injuries that you may be experiencing. Don’t be a "tough-guy" or "tough-gal" ‒ get help. You should ask, in writing if possible, your employer to provide you medical care immediately.
- Don’t seek independent medical care from your own health care provider until your attorney tells you otherwise. If you have been sent to a doctor by your employer, you should abide by that doctor's instructions until your attorney tells you otherwise.
If you or a family member has been injured (or died) in a workplace incident, call us at(314) 623-9126, 1-800-431-3212, or (618) 208-0900 for a free, no pressure, consultation. We handle workers compensation throughout Missouri and Illinois.
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12747 Olive Blvd, Ste. 300
St. Louis, MO 63141