Missouri Workers Compensation Law Firm | Permanent Disability and Death Claims
Todd Werts has practiced in the area of workers’ compensation throughout his career, helping clients receive disability benefits when their workplace injury kept them off the job. Since 2003, he and Brad Lear have partnered to maximize compensation for their clients. In 2010, Sander Sowers joined the firm’s workers compensation practice.
Lear Werts LLP is based in Columbia, Missouri and serves clients throughout the State of Missouri, including the University of Missouri and Randolph, Cooper, Callaway and Audrain counties. workers’ compensation lawyers Brad Lear and Todd Werts also practice in the areas of personal injury, commercial litigation, securities litigation and employment law.
Mr. Werts and Mr. Lear have successfully represented hard-to-prove disabilities and cases that involve highly technical, complicated medical issues. They work to secure all benefits owed to their clients in all types of workers’ compensation (also called Workman’s Compensation cases, including:
- Medical Expenses for an on-the-job injury. The employer must authorize treatment for work-related injuries, and Lear Werts can assist if the employer refuses.
- Temporary Total Disability (TTD). The worker is owed weekly benefits equal to 2/3 of their wages until they can return to work.
- Permanent Partial Disability (PPD). When the employee has lost the use of a limb, suffered a permanent loss in range of motion, or can no longer perform certain physical tasks since the injury. Once maximum medical improvement (MMI) has been reached and the injury appears permanent, the worker is eligible for PPD benefits.
- Permanent Total Disability (PTD). When the injury is so severe that the worker will not ever be able to return to work, the worker is owed weekly benefits until his death.
- Death Benefits. If the work injury is fatal, or work-related factors cause the death of the employee, surviving spouses or dependents receive workers’ compensation death benefits. Many employers are reluctant to approve workers’ compensation benefits. They may accuse the worker of faking the disability, or harass the worker for filing a claim. Lear Werts will protect your rights and aggressively challenge any wrongful denial of your claim. They will actively investigate to get fair compensation for your workplace injury, disability, disfigurement or death of a loved one.
Free Initial Consultation: If you have been injured in an accident or workplace incident, or if your business needs a commercial litigation attorney, Lear Werts is a responsive, respected and attentive team. Contact them today for a free initial consultation.
Lear Werts LLP handles personal injury, workers’ compensation, and commercial litigation cases for clients in Columbia, Missouri and the Mid-Missouri area, including Fulton, Moberly, and Mexico and Boone, Cooper, Callaway, Randolph, and Audrain counties.
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