Missouri Injured Worker Medical Treatment Attorneys

One of the benefits afforded injured workers in Missouri is that employers pay for medical treatment of work injuries through their workers’ compensation insurance company. Before you seek work injury medical treatment, it is important that you request medical treatment from your employer so that the treatment will be authorized by your employer's workers' compensation insurance carrier, or it will be your responsibility to pay the cost of the treatment.
If you are in need of a workers’ compensation lawyer in Missouri, contact Spooner & Perkins, P.C. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your right to receive medical treatment if you have been injured on the job. Our experienced workers’ compensation lawyers represent injured workers throughout the Kansas City metro area and rural Missouri. We can help you find resources after a work injury.

Do I Have a Right to Choose My Medical Provider?

If you are receiving workers' compensation benefits in Missouri, your employer (or the insurance company handling the claim) has the right to choose your medical provider. While many injured workers do not like this, unfortunately it is part of Missouri work injury laws. The good news is that your medical treatment will be paid for and cost you nothing.
Typically, your employer or their insurance carrier will send you to a workers' compensation clinic such as Concentra, Corporate Care, or OHS-Compcare, which is a facility with a group of doctors who treat only injured workers. The physicians at the workers' compensation clinic will often refer you to a specialist outside of the clinic if your injury requires specialty care.

Can I Receive a Second Opinion if I Do Not Agree With My Doctor?

You are required to receive your medical treatment from the authorized workers' compensation doctor until that doctor releases you to return to work or places you at maximum medical improvement. Once you are released and if you are unsatisfied with the treatment you received, you can exercise your right to obtain an independent medical examination to address what additional treatment options are available to you. In Missouri, you will have to pay for this second opinion, which in most cases means that the cost will come out of your settlement. However, the cost may be worthwhile if you believe you are still injured and would like additional medical treatment.

In most cases, our lawyers will advance the cost of this second opinion. If we are successful in obtaining a workers' compensation settlement for you, the cost of the second opinion would be reimbursed to us out of your settlement proceeds.

Contact a Kansas City Workers' Compensation Claim Lawyer

Free initial consultation: Contact our Kansas City workers’ compensation attorneys today to discuss your workers' compensation case. You can reach us by phone at 816-453-7764 or toll free at 1-800-603-4723 and via email. We are paid on a contingency fee basis so there is no fee unless we obtain a settlement for you.
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