819 Vandalia (Hwy 159)
For most types of workplace injuries, your rights to recover benefits are governed by workers' compensation laws. There are specific procedures you must follow, however, to receive the benefits to which you are entitled. You need an experienced lawyer to guide you through the process, one who knows the law and has successfully helped others in similar circumstances.
At Brunton Law Offices, we bring over 50 years of combined legal experience to injured workers in the Metro East area in southern Illinois and eastern Missouri.
We handle all aspects of a workers' comp claim, from the preparation and filing of an application for benefits to the gathering and submission of medical evidence to support your claim to appeals from denials of claims.
We can also answer any questions you may have about the workers' comp process in Illinois and the workers' comp process in Missouri. For instance, you might not know that in Illinois, an injured worker can choose which doctor he or she sees, but in Missouri, that choice is made by the employer. Details like these can have a significant effect on how an attorney approaches a case.
Further, we will work closely with you to make certain that you follow the correct procedures and that your employer is properly notified of your injury. We also ensure that you get the medical care you need and that all bills and necessary records are submitted to the insurance company. We will also seek total temporary disability payments for you if you are not able to work.
Our goal in all workers' comp matters is to help you qualify for and receive the highest amount of compensation to which you are entitled. We regularly work with individuals who have been injured and are off work but who are not getting the treatment they need because they are not getting their medical bills paid.
We will help you resolve any difficulties you have and get your medical issues taken care of, as well as any permanent disability matters. We also handle Permanent Total Disability (PTD) and Social Security Disability (SSD) claims for people who cannot work because of injury or illness.
We focus our representation on two specific types of injuries:
Injuries suffered on the job in industrial or construction accidents
Repetitive stress injuries
We also represent workers in claims involving discrimination, harassment, and wrongful termination. To learn more, see our page on employment law.
Brunton Law Offices understands the nuances of both the Illinois workers' comp system and the Missouri workers' comp system. We will use our knowledge to help ensure your claims will not slip through the cracks, or be undervalued by an employer, its medical provider, or workers' comp insurance company.