The attorneys at the Law Office of Matt Uhrig, LLC focus on Personal Injury, Auto Accidents, Semi-Truck Crashes, Products Liability and Workers Compensation claims and lawsuits.
Too often I talk to people who feel cheated after they have tried to represent themselves in their personal injury, auto accident, or workers compensation claim. Those people learn, too late, that they didn't get fair value for their injury and losses. Insurance companies have claims representatives and adjusters who have received hundred of hours of training in how to value injury claims and how to negotiate settlements. If you are representing yourself, you are at a disadvantage. However...
We are persistent and diligent and our goal, in every case we take, is to make our clients whole.
Our personal injury law firm accepts cases and represents clients in Columbia, Jefferson City, Fulton, Moberly, Mexico, Macon, Osage Beach, Camdenton, Rolla, Springfield, Boonville, Kansas City metro area, and the St. Louis metro area.
501 B Henry Clay Blvd
Ashland MO 65010
At the Law Office of Matt Uhrig, LLC, we regularly assist clients whose workers' compensation benefits have been denied, when a third party is liable for injuries, or when malfunctioning machinery or a defective product causes serious injury.
Workers compensation in Missouri and all states in the U.S. is a state-mandated, "no-fault" insurance system that pays benefits to workers for injuries and illnesses, in which the employee's work or an accident at work was the primary cause for the injury or illness. Missouri's Worker's Compensation system is, generally, the sole remedy for an injured worker. Except for only very special circumstances, employers are immune from suit in civil court.
Missouri employers with five or more employees and any employer in the construction industry with one or more employees is required to maintain workers' compensation coverage for its employees.
Under the law, employers are responsible for medical care, temporary total disability benefits (part of lost wages) and permanent disability. Workers' comp also covers death benefits for the spouse, children or other dependents of employees who died as a result of a workplace injury accident.
Business owners have a responsibility to provide employees with a safe place to work. OSHA and other government regulatory agencies set rules to maintain safety. Equipment must meet safety standards, and training programs, regulations, and manuals are aimed at preventing workplace injuries. Yet accidents on the job occur at alarming rates. According to the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, more than 130,000 work-related injuries were reported in the state for 2007. And studies show that more than half of those injured on the job file workers' comp claims.
Injury accidents and death occur in work environments of every sort. Among the many causes of serious occupational injury are:
-Toxic chemical exposure
-Carbon monoxide poisoning
-Motor vehicle accidents may also be covered by workers comp if the car crash or auto accident occurred on the job or if you were driving an employer's vehicle.
Types of injuries covered by workers' comp range from bone fractures, back injury, eye injury, work induced heart attack and repetitive trauma injury, to hearing damage, loss of fingers, arms, legs, as well as death.
When You May Need Legal Help:
Matt Uhrig has handled numerous workers' compensation claims and as a result, knows and understands the value of your injury. Many injured workers maneuver the workers' comp claim process without difficulty; however, without the benefit of their own legal counsel, they may not have received "full value" for their claim. You can be sure your employer and their worker's comp insurer will be represented by an attorney and you will also benefit from a lawyer, especially if:
-Your benefit claim has been denied
-Defective equipment caused your injury
-Your work-related injury is the result of a car or truck crash, or a party other than your employer is liable for your injury
-You are a spouse, child or other dependent of someone who has died from a job-related injury
-Benefits do not adequately cover medical costs, rehabilitation or assistive care
Matt Uhrig began his legal career in September of 2000 as an Assistant Jackson County Prosecutor in Kansas City, Missouri. In October of 2002, Matt Uhrig went to work for one of Missouri's largest law firms, defending personal injury cases and insurance matters. Matt then joined the Lake Law Firm in Jefferson City, MO, where he was eventually made a partner.
In April of 2008, Matt established the Law Offices of Matt Uhrig, LLC, where he focuses on plaintiff's personal injury, wrongful death and workers' compensation claims. The firm represents clients in car, truck, and other motor vehicle accidents, slip and fall accidents, workplace accidents, wrongful death actions, medical malpractice and accidents causing bodily harm ranging from head and brain injury, spinal cord injury and severe burns to cumulative trauma and catastrophic injury.
Assistant Jackson County Prosecutor, 2000-2002
Associate Attorney with one of Missouri's largest law firms, practicing primarily in the area of insurance defense and insurance claims litigation, 2002-2004
Solo Attorney and later became a Partner with the Lake Law Firm in Jefferson City, MO, 2004-2008
Presently, Owner and Member of Law Office of Matt Uhrig
Bar & Court Admissions:
U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri, 2000
Professional Associations & Activities:
The Missouri Bar
Boone County Bar Association
American Association for Justice
Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
Elwood L. Thomas Inn of Court (Pupil, 2008)
University of Missouri, Columbia, J.D., 2000
University of Missouri, Columbia, B.A., 1995 Major: History
City of Ashland Board of Alderman, 2009 to 2013
City of Ashland, Mayor Pro Tem, 2009 to 2012
Southern Boone Chamber of Commerce, Member since 2007
Secretary and Treasurer for the Southern Boone Economic Development Council
Ashland Optimist Club - Soccer Academy Commissioner
City Attorney - City of Hallsville, MO
Life Beyond the Bar:
Matt Uhrig lives in Ashland, MO with his wife, Sarah, and their three children. You can learn more about Matt Uhrig and his law practice on this website or at the Facebook page for the Law Office of Matt Uhrig.
University of Missouri
Juris Doctorate, 2000