Missouri’s law has changed to allow compensation for first responders who contract COVID-19.
Previously, to win a Missouri workers compensation claim, the law required that the injured worker prove that work is the prevailing cause of the injury. Normally, that would make a case for COVID-19 impossible to win because the virus is everywhere, and a worker would not be able to prove that work caused it.
Fortunately, on Tuesday, Governor Mike Parson’s office announced that first responders who receive treatment for COVID-19 will be presumed to have contracted the virus while on duty.
The order will take effect on April 22nd, but applies retroactively to cover first responders who already have been diagnosed with the virus or are under quarantine.
Cantor Injury Law thanks our first responders and wants to help them if they need us. We are offering to represent first responders who are protected under this executive order at a discounted rate. We will not take any fee at all for money paid while off of work or for medical care (temporary benefits) and will reduce our fee percentage on any lump sum recovery.
Call us for more information at (314) 485-4005 or contact us through our website CantorInjuryLaw.com