• Personal Injury

    Have you or a loved one been injured or killed because of someone else's fault? We have litigated personal injury cases for 40 years and have the highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards. Contact us now and click here to learn more about our successful personal injury practice.


    Personal
    Injury
  • Wrongful Death

    Wrongful death is when a person or company causes the tragic death of a loved one. Our attorneys can help if you have lost someone. Money can never replace what was lost, but it may provide security and help prevent future tragedies caused by dangerous companies and individuals. We have offices in Joplin and Carthage and can handle cases anywhere, anytime: Springfield, Kansas City, Columbia, Jefferson City, Rolla, etc. Contact us now and click here to learn more about BW's wrongful death practice.


    Wrongful
    Death
  • Medical Malpractice

    We pride ourselves on being strong and successful patient advocates for those who have been injured or killed because of medical error. The prestigious Journal of Patient Safety recently reported that as many as 440,000 people die every year from unnecessary medical mistakes. Although many doctors try their best, they are like everyone else and sometimes make mistakes. When mistakes happen, let BW's expert patient advocates help you. Contact us now and click here to learn more about our substantial medical malpractice experience.


    Medical
    Malpractice
  • Automobile & Trucking Accidents

    Roadway crashes seriously injure and kill victims every day. If you or a love one has been involved in a car or truck accident, contact the lawyers at BW today! We have 40 years of experience to help you get the best result possible.


    Automobile &
    Trucking Accidents
  • Work Place Injuries

    Have you been hurt on the job? If so, you are at the right place because we can help. We are one of the leading Workers' Compensation law firms in the area. We have seen virtually every type of injury there is in our 40 years of representing hurt workers. Plus, we have the highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards. We know the law and will work hard to ensure you get the best results possible. Contact us now and click here for more information about work place injuries.


    Work Place
    Injuries
  • Family Law & Divorce

    When you need assistance in the area of family law and divorce, the first thing you should do is call BW because we can help. We have 40 years of experience. Our trial attorneys have fought for our clients in almost every courthouse in front of every judge in Southwest Missouri. Contact BW now and click here to learn more about our law firm's family law and divorce practice area.


    Family Law
    & Divorce
  • Criminal Law

    Buchanan & Williams has a strong and well-deserved reputation of fighting for the rights of our criminal law clients. We have attorneys who are former prosecutors that understand the system and know what needs to be done to make sure our client's rights are protected. We have handled all types of criminal law cases and we can help you. Contact us now and click here to learn more about BW's criminal law practice.


    Criminal
    Law
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Workers’ Compensation Injuries

Workers’ Compensation injuries come in many forms. The injuries discussed below are just some examples of injuries that may be covered by Workers’ Compensation law.

If you have any questions regarding whether you have suffered an injury covered by Workers’ Compensation, call us at 417-623-0900, or Toll Free at 800-371-8220 or e-mail us to set up a free consultation.

  • Accidents caused by other workers
  • Injury caused by defective equipment
  • Injuries sustained on the job in a motor vehicle accident
  • Work induced Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Occupational Diseases

Accidents caused by other workers

If you are injured by another worker, you are entitled to Workers’ Compensation benefits. There are limited circumstances such as horseplay or a personal assault by a fellow worker in which you may not be able to collect Workers’ Compensation benefits. If your employer refuses to provide medical care because of these circumstances, you should contact an attorney for advice.

Injury caused by defective equipment

If you are injured on the job because of unsafe or defective equipment, you are probably entitled to Workers’ Compensation benefits. Under some circumstances, you may also have a right to damages from the company (other than your employer) who manufactured, installed or maintained the equipment. Claims of this type are usually called products liability claims. If you have been injured by defective or unsafe products, you should contact a lawyer experienced in Workers’ Compensation and products liability law.

Injuries sustained on the job in a motor vehicle accident

A car or truck accident is like any other on-the-job accident, and you will usually be entitled to Workers’ Compensation benefits including medical care, lost wage benefit and the lump sum payment for permanent, partial disability. In addition to Workers’ Compensation benefits, you may be entitled to recover damages for negligence against another driver.

The damages that you can recover in a suit based on negligence are sometimes much broader than the benefits under Workers’ Compensation coverage. For example, in a negligence claim you can recover damages for pain and suffering, all of your lost wages, future lost wages and impairment to your future earning capacity.

Work induced Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a wrist and hand injury caused by repetitive use of hands. Carpal tunnel syndrome can be caused by repetitive motion at work such as assembly line, work in poultry plants and even such things as clerical work. There are other types of similar repetitive motion injuries such as tendonitis. If you believe you have a repetitive motion injury, you should contact an attorney experienced at Workers’ Compensation law.

Occupational Diseases

If you have a disease that is work related, you may be entitled to Workers’ Compensation benefits. Examples of occupational diseases include hearing loss due to industrial noise, radiation disability, diseases of the lungs, contagious or communicable diseases and lead poisoning.