Workers’ Compensation Appeals Lawyer in St. Louis, MO
Representing Missouri Workers in the Appeals Process
Being denied a needed workers’ compensation benefit is stressful and challenging. You may believe there is little hope in recovering the benefits you and your family should have. Perhaps you are facing an initial denial or your benefits are potentially being threatened or cut short by your employer.
At The Law Offices of Justin L. Mason, LLC, we advise you to bring your case to our St. Louis workers’ compensation appeals attorney to have your case reviewed. We can determine the merits of your case, check if additional information or documentation is needed, and take the necessary steps to strengthen your position. We can also provide advice about what to expect and how we will navigate the appeals process.
Denied benefits? Call us at (618) 441-0163 or contact us online for legal assistance about your case.
The Workers’ Compensation Appeals Process
When making an appeal, your first step will be to appear at a hearing before an administrative law judge. This judge will conduct a formal review of your case looking over all relevant issues. It is vital that you have an attorney representing you during this legal process.
Our attorney can:
- Present important medical evidence from your doctor(s) in support of your claim
- Ensure your employer is held accountable for their obligations
- Help you tell your side of the story
Once all the facts are presented, the judge will render his or her decision. If a judge’s decision is not favorable to you, we can help you escalate your case with the Labor and Industrial Relations Commission. An application for this next appeal must be filed within 20 days of the administrative law judge’s decision.
The Commission will review what occurred in the hearing with the administrative law judge to determine its decision. Should the Commission’s decision be unfavorable, a final level of appeal can be made to the Missouri Court of Appeals.
Need to appeal? Discuss your case to learn your rights and options. Call The Law Offices of Justin L. Mason, LLC at (618) 441-0163.
“Justin and his assistant Katie were extremely patient with me. They kept me In the loop with every part of my case.”- Kiara G.
“Mr. Mason is direct and clear to the point. One of the first things he will do upon taking a case provides you immediate medical help. He goes to work without delay.”- Elissa Minner
“I was really impressed because I do not impress easily. He worked diligently on my behalf and during this whole process”- Sha