An employee who is injured in the course and scope his or her employment is entitled to workers compensation benefits. Depending upon the nature and severity of the injury, an employee may be entitled to receive permanent total disability compensation. Under Missouri Workers Compensation Law, an employee is deemed permanently disabled if he or she is unable to return to any employment, and not merely the employment in which the employee was engaged at the time that the employee’s claim arose. In other words, an individual is permanently disabled if they cannot return to work whatsoever.
In assessing whether an employee is permanently disabled for purposes of workers compensation benefits, the test is whether, given the employee’s situation and condition, the employee is competent to compete for employment in the open labor market. Therefore, the basic issue is whether any employer in the ordinary course of its business could be reasonably expected to employ the injured employee in his or her present physical condition and expect that employee to perform the job duties for which the employee has been hired to perform.
If you have been injured on the job and are unable to work or unable to perform your assigned job duties, you are likely entitled to workers compensation benefits. Therefore, you should consult an experienced workers compensation attorney to hear about your recovery options!
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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.