FAQ: Do I Still Talk to My Employer if I Hire a Springfield, Missouri, Workers’ Compensation Attorney?

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As one of the largest cities in Missouri, the Springfield economy is currently based on health care, manufacturing, retail, education and tourism. If you are a local Springfield worker who has suffered a work injury and are considering filing a workers’ compensation claim, you are no doubt considering many factors.

The Mann, Wyatt & Tanksley Midwest Personal Injury Firm in Springfield specifically handles personal injury and workers’ compensation cases. One question we are asked frequently is if someone pursuing a Springfield workers’ compensation claim can still talk to their employer?

According to Mitch Rice, founding partner of the Mann, Wyatt & Tanksley Midwest Personal Injury Firm, when you pursue a workers’ compensation claim, you are not really suing your employer— you are simply pursuing a claim in the workers’ compensation system.

“You are allowed to continue communicating with your employer, especially if you’re still employed,” said Rice. “What I do not advise is talking to your employer about medical treatment or anything else related to your workers’ compensation case. That needs to be discussed with your attorney only.”

Do You Need to File a Springfield Workers’ Compensation Claim?

If you have suffered a work injury in Springfield, we encourage you to contact Mann, Wyatt & Tanksley for a free consultation. Our team of attorneys has more than 50 years of trial and litigation experience, practicing specifically in the areas of personal injury and workers’ compensation.

The Mann, Wyatt & Tanksley Midwest 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 Springfield personal injury attorneys or contact us directly at (877) 768-2400. We look forward to speaking with you!