It is not necessarily what happened; it is what you can prove.
Our law system is far from perfect. To be more specific, our Missouri workers compensation system is far from perfect. Ideally, there would be a system that was correct 100% of the time and didn’t make assumptions. In our case, if you have been injured and are looking for a St. Louis workers compensation attorney, you will have the burden of proof. That means, you start out having to prove your case. If you are not able to do this then you lose. The evidence must be on your side or you will lose your work comp case.
What this means practically is that even though something happened a certain way, it does not necessarily mean that the work comp court will believe it. That is why it is so important early in a case to protect all of the evidence and even begin to present it to the insurance company, with a lawyer of course. This part is tricky and the guidance of a St. Louis workers compensation law firm will be crucial as you don’t want to hand over things that are irrelevant to the case.
If there is even a remote possibility that your case will be denied, it is in your best interest to hire a St. Louis work comp law firm today. We are here to protect your Missouri workers compensation rights.
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 Compensation question. We look forward to helping you. All communications are returned promptly.