Committed To Helping The Injured

At Pettit & Cowherd Injury Law, in Monett, Missouri, we represent the injured and their families in personal injury law and workers' compensation. Our team of lawyers have years of experience helping clients get the best results they can, so that they can cope with the aftermath of injury.

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Understanding Personal Injury

Both personal injury law and workers' compensation law are designed to bring justice to the injured and their families, but beyond that the two legal areas are quite different.

In a personal injury lawsuit, the injured party files a claim against the party responsible for the injury, seeking compensation for damages, including medical bills, lost wages and more. The person filing the suit must prove that the other party caused the accident, the injury and the resulting damages through negligence or wrongful acts. For example, after a car accident, the injured party must show that the other person caused the accident through carelessness and therefore must be held liable for damages.

We help the injured and their families by collecting evidence and arguing powerfully to prove their case and recover the maximum amount of compensation they deserve.

Understanding Workers' Compensation

The Missouri workers' compensation system is designed to ensure that workers who are injured on the job receive medical care and benefits without the need for a lawsuit. In a workers' compensation case, there is no need for the injured person to prove that anyone did anything wrong.

Rather, the injured party files a claim and the employer's insurance provider is supposed to provide the worker with benefits. In practice, employers and insurers often don't honor claims, or provide less in benefits than the worker needs.

We provide advice and representation for workers at many stages in the process, helping them fight for the benefits they need and deserve.

Contact Pettit & Cowherd Injury Law

Contact Pettit & Cowherd Injury Law today for experienced help in personal injury or workers' compensation. Call 417-235-2300 or contact us by email for a free initial consultation. We work on a contingency basis, so we don't get paid unless you recover compensation or benefits.

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