FAQ: Do I Have a Joplin, Missouri, Workers’ Compensation Claim?

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Located in southwest Missouri in the “four states region,” there are thousands of workers in our area, many of whom travel to Kansas, Oklahoma and Arkansas for work. If you are from the Joplin area and have suffered a work injury, you may be wondering if you should pursue a workers’ compensation claim.

According to Scott Mann, founding partner of the Mann, Wyatt & Tanksley Personal Injury Firm, Missouri has excellent laws to protect workers and there are two scenarios in which you could have the right to bring a workers’ compensation claim in Missouri.

“If you’re injured in Missouri while in the course of your employment, you certainly have a Missouri workers’ compensation claim,” said Mann. “If you were employed or hired in Missouri and you’re injured in Kansas or another state, you also have the right to bring a claim in Missouri.”

Common scenarios include:

  1. You have been injured at work and are currently unable to work
  2. You have been injured at work and you’re so restricted your employer says they don’t have work for you
  3. You have returned to work, but you are not earning a full wage

Labor laws vary by state, but in addition to provisions for lost wages and medical expenses, Missouri has provisions for Temporary Total Disability (TTD), Temporary Partial Disability, Permanent Total Disability and Permanent Partial Disability.

We Can Help with Your Joplin, Missouri, Workers’ Compensation Claim

If you have suffered a work injury either in Joplin, Missouri, or after being employed/hired in Missouri, we encourage you to contact Mann, Wyatt & Tanksley for a free consultation. Our team of attorneys have more than 50 years of trial and litigation experience, practicing specifically in the areas of personal injury and workers’ compensation.

The Mann, Wyatt & Tanksley Personal Injury Firm works on contingency fees, which means there are no upfront costs or hourly fees, so you have nothing to lose and everything to gain!

Request a free consultation with our team of Joplin, Missouri, workers’ compensation attorneys or contact us directly at (877) 768-2400. We look forward to speaking with you!