The Workers’ Comp Lawyer Who Works for You
If you were injured in the course and scope of your employment and are unable to work as a result of a workplace injury, you deserve compensation. The State of Missouri mandates that injured workers are entitled to workers’ compensation that covers injuries that occur during the course and scope of employment, many times regardless of fault. Clayton A. Jones is the workers’ compensation lawyer who will make sure you get the proper recovery amount you deserve.
What is workers' compensation?
Workers’ compensation is a form of insurance that provides wage replacement and medical benefits to employees injured in the course of employment in exchange for mandatory relinquishment of the employee’s right to sue their employer for the tort of negligence.
How does workers’ compensation work?
Essentially, injured employees are given a portion of their wages while off of work so they may get treatment. To qualify for workers’ comp you must be an employee of an employer who carries workers’ comp insurance and the injury or illness must be related to work. If you are injured on the job, you must make sure to meet the state deadline for reporting the injury and filing a claim for workers’ comp.
What does a workers’ compensation lawyer do?
As your workers’ comp lawyer, Clayton Jones will represent you as the claimant to make sure you get the benefits you are owed. He works hard at gathering medical evidence and medical records; taking depositions of the claimant, physicians, medical experts, and other relevant parties; conducting discovery and performing legal research; and of course, litigating the case. He will guide you through the process and make sure all of your questions get answered and ensure you get the medical care you need.