No one ever expects to get injured at work, but every year countless people in the St. Louis area suffer from serious injuries because of something that went wrong on the job. According to a recent article on the St. Louis Public Radio website, it’s become harder and harder for injured workers to receive the money they should be getting from workers compensation.
The article discusses the case of one man in particular, who lost his left arm while he was working on an oil well. He thought he was going to die, but miraculously he recovered. Even so, almost three years after the accident took place, this individual was still unable to get insurance to cover a suitable prosthesis for his arm. He was offered a prosthesis with a metal hook on the end, when doctors claimed he would be a great candidate for one with a moveable hand.
Sadly, this is just one of the issues many people face when they’re going through a workers compensation claim. In a system that was designed to offer medical care and financial support during a difficult time, too many people don’t get the help they need.
As your St. Louis workers compensation attorney, we want to help you if you’re facing a workers compensation case. You deserve to be compensated for your injuries, and we’ll work hard to be sure that you are. Please contact us.