If you’ve been injured on the job in Missouri, you may be wondering where to turn for help with your workers’ compensation claim. The process can be confusing and overwhelming, but resources are available to guide you through it.
First, it’s important to understand that most employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance in Missouri. If you’re injured on the job, your employer’s insurance should cover your medical expenses and lost wages. However, getting the benefits you’re entitled to can be a challenging process.
Missouri Division of Worker’s Compensation
One of the first places to turn for help is the Missouri Division of Workers’ Compensation. They are responsible for administering the state’s workers’ compensation program and can provide information on how to file a claim, what benefits you may be eligible for, and how to appeal a denied claim.
The contact information for the Missouri Division of Workers’ Compensation is as follows:
Missouri Division of Workers’ Compensation
3315 W. Truman Blvd
P.O. Box 58
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0058
Phone: (573) 751-4231
Toll-Free Hotline: (800) 577-2477
Fax: (573) 751-5680
You can also contact the nearest district office by visiting the Division of Workers’ compensation website.
Your Employer’s Human Resources Can Provide Information on Your Worker’s Compensation Insurance Provider
Another resource is your employer’s human resources department. They should be able to provide information on how to file a claim with the company’s workers’ compensation insurance carrier.
Missouri Workers’ Compensation Advocacy Groups
Several workers’ compensation advocacy groups in Missouri can provide support and information to injured workers. Some examples include:
Missouri Workers’ Advocates (MWA) – A non-profit organization that provides representation, education, and support to injured workers in Missouri. They also advocate for workers’ rights and help improve the state’s workers’ compensation system.
Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys – A professional association of attorneys representing injured workers in Missouri. They also advocate for workers’ rights and provide resources and education to injured workers and their families.
Missouri AFL-CIO – A federation of labor unions that advocates for workers’ rights and supports injured workers, including assisting with filing workers’ compensation claims.
Missouri Injured Workers’ Alliance (MIWA) – A non-profit organization that provides support and information to injured workers in Missouri. They also advocate for workers’ rights and help improve the state’s workers’ compensation system.
Missouri Workers’ Center – A non-profit organization that provides education and advocacy for workers’ rights, including workers’ compensation.
Please note that this is not an exhaustive list, and there may be other organizations that provide support for Missouri workers’ compensation advocacy. It’s always good to research and check the group’s authenticity before engaging with them.
Contact the Workers’ Compensation Attorneys at The Work Comp Center
If you have any questions or concerns about your workers’ compensation claim, please don’t hesitate to contact the Work Comp Center of Jefferson City. We are dedicated to providing assistance and support to employees who are navigating the worker’s compensation system. You can reach us by phone at (573) 821-4252.
Our team of experts can help you understand your rights and options and guide you through filing a claim and receiving benefits. We are available to assist you Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Don’t hesitate to contact us for any assistance you may need.