Statewide Practice. Full-Time Advocate.
The Law Office of Corey Jackson provides comprehensive legal services related to workers' compensation, personal injury and wrongful death. I help injured people attain the proper compensation they rightfully deserve.
In addition to my background as an attorney in the practice of law, I have extensive personal knowledge and first-hand experience in the making of law: legislative policy, procedure and players. I have served as Chief of Staff and General Counsel to a Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman and President Pro Tem of the Missouri State Senate. In these positions, I was privileged to gain rarified and unique experience as to the "how's" and "why's" some bills become law, while others become leverage or left for dead.
If you need an experienced attorney or a knowledgeable policy advocate, contact the Law Office of Corey Jackson.
3113 Funderburg Mill Drive
Columbia MO 65203-1294
Information for those who have been injured on the job in the state of Missouri
Missouri Workers' Compensation law covers any employer with five or more employees (or one employee for Construction employers). Employees who suffer a compensable injury (specific instance) or occupational disease (series of events/repetitive in nature) should promptly notify their employer, in writing, of their injury (keeping a copy for herself). Under Missouri law, employers have the right to choose the treating physicians. Employees who treat with unauthorized physicians run the risk of being personally responsible for those bills.
If an injured worker's physician determines that he is unable to return to work (for a minimum of three days), that employee should be entitled to "temporary total disability" or "TTD." TTD benefits are calculated at two-thirds of the employee's "average weekly wage" or "AWW" for the thirteen weeks preceding the injury (subject to a cap). An injured worker should continue to receive these benefits until her physician has determined that she has reached "maximum medical improvement" or "MMI."
While workers' compensation does not compensate an injured worker for things like pain and suffering, there are other benefits that are available. Once an injured worker has reached MMI, he may be entitled to payment for any "permanent partial disability" benefits or "PPD" suffered. The rate at which PPD is paid is determined in a manner similar to TTD. The degree of PPD, in general, depends upon the severity of the disability. Physicians do not always agree on the degree of PPD, and workers frequently visit a physician of their choosing for an Independent Medical Evaluation at the direction of an attorney (who may negotiate settlement or pursue a hearing where an administrative law judge makes the PPD determination).
Not all injured workers are able to return to work. If the employee is unable to return to any line of work, she may be entitled to "permanent total disability" or "PTD." These benefits are equal to TTD benefits, however, they are paid until the worker is able to return to employment, if ever. Injured workers receiving PTD benefits are often eligible for Social Security disability benefits as well.
I have had extensive experience representing both claimants and employers in workers' compensation cases in Columbia and throughout Missouri. Whether you are an injured worker or an employer (insurer or third-party administrator), a knowledgeable attorney can be essential in asserting your rights and protecting your interests in Missouri Workers' Compensation cases.
Call toll-free 1-866-606-9874 or email [email protected] to schedule a free case evaluation.
Originally from Southeast Missouri, I moved to Columbia to attend undergrad at The University of Missouri Columbia (or "Mizzou" to Tiger Nation). I graduated in 2004 and remained for law school, receiving my juris doctor in 2007. I became a member of the Missouri Bar the same year and was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 2008. Following law school, I worked as an associate attorney for a local workers' compensation law firm from 2007 to 2010.
I left the firm to become the Chief of Staff and General Counsel to the President Pro Tem of the Missouri State Senate. I served in these positions for three years while maintaining an active private practice. I now practice statewide full-time.
I have been a resident of Columbia for over ten years. My wife Jennifer and I were married in 2008, and we welcomed our son Will in 2012. I am an active member of the community and an avid sports fan, both activities I hope to enjoy with my sonwhen he's ready.
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