It is important to remember that all final awards of workers compensation benefits are conclusive and binding unless you dispute the decision within thirty days from the date of the final award. To dispute the award, you must appeal your case to the appellate court. While an appellate court will not review additional evidence in the matter, it can modify awards in favor of employees if it finds: 1) That the Workers Compensation Commission acted without or in excess of its powers; 2) That the award was procured by fraud; 3) That the facts found by the Commission do not support the award; or 4) That there was not sufficient competent evidence in the record to warrant the making of the award.
If you were injured on the job and recieved workers comp benefits that you feel are inadequate, you have the right to appeal your award. It is important to be mindful of the applicable timelines for filing an appeal. If you have any questions regarding your rights under Missouri Workers Compensation Laws, you should consult an attorney.
Contact an Experienced Workers Compensation Lawyer
The St. Louis Workers Compensation Lawyers at Roskin & Hoffmann, LLC have nearly 50 years of combined Work Comp experience and we have handled some of the most complex Workers Comp cases throughout Missouri. If you have been injured at work, call our knowledgeable attorneys at (314) 821-9013 or send us a Workers Comp question. We look forward to helping you. All communications are returned promptly.
Workers Compensation Lawyers at Roskin & Hoffmann, LLC based in St. Louis, Missouri have nearly 50 combined years of work comp experience. Call our attorneys today.