Workers Compensation: Employer’s Duty to Notify Employees of their Rights

Pursuant to Missouri Workers Compensation Law, employers are required to post a notice at   their place of employment, or to notify employees who may not be able to see a posted notice, employees must report all injuries immediately to the employer by personally advising the employer, the employer's designated representative, or the employee's immediate boss, supervisor or foreman, and that employees who fail to report an injury within thirty days may lose their  rights to receive benefits. These notification requirements have been enacted to benefit workers  by placing a duty on employers to inform employees of what they must do to ensure the preservation of their right to receive workers compensation benefits.

An employer who fails to substantially comply with the notification requirements may be precluded from  asserting a defense that the employee failed to meet the applicable deadlines for reporting an injury. On the other hand, an employer may not lose said defense if it can demonstrate that the employee in question had actual knowledge of the information that the employer was required to include in its posted notice, and thus, cannot show that he or she was prejudiced by the employer's failure to post or provide the information.

If you were injured at work and believe you may be entitled to workers compensation benefits, you should consult an attorney to hear about your recovery options.

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.