• Car Accidents

    Have you been hurt in a car accident? BW is here to help! Contact us today to get the representation you deserve.

    Car Accidents
  • Truck Accidents

    Truck accidents seriously injure or kill St. Louis drivers every day. If you or a loved one has been involved in a truck accident, we can help you immediately, with a free consultation. We've been on both sides of the truck accident fight for 30 years, so we know how to help YOU.

    Truck Accidents
  • Workers Compensation

    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 30+ 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.

    Workers Compensation
  • 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
  • Second Injury Fund

The Missouri Second Injury Fund is an important protection for injured workers.  The Second Injury Funds protects workers in several ways.

Pre-existing Injuries That Combine with Work Injuries

If you have a pre-existing injury that combines with a work injury that leave you permanently and totally disabled, you may be entitled to benefits from the Missouri Second Injury Fund.  An injured employee must have a permanent preexisting disability to trigger liability of the Fund. The prior disability must be "of such seriousness as to constitute a hindrance or obstacle to employment."   In such a case, Second Injury Fund's must pay the injured worker a lifetime weekly benefit equal to 66% of his or her average weekly wage.  

Employer Fails to Get Work Comp Insurance

When a work injury causes death, and the employer has failed to get workers' compensation insurance, the Second Injury Fund is responsible for death benefits to the employee's dependents.   This benefit is a lifetime weekly payment equal to 66% of the deceased employee’s average weekly wage.  

The Fund also pays medical bills of injured employee's when the employer fails to get workers' compensation insurance.

Multiple Jobs

Second Injury Fund also provides benefits to injured employees with multiple jobs. If an employee is unable to work at a job as a result of an injury that occurred while working at another job, benefits may be claimed from the Second Injury Fund in connection with the job at which the employee was not injured. 

We help people who have been injured in work accidents.  We offer a free consultation so that you may discuss your concerns with an experienced attorney. Contact us online or call our St. Louis office at 314-862-6865 to schedule your free initial consultation. When you meet with us, ask about:

  • Evening and weekend appointments
  • Home and hospital visits
  • No attorneys fees unless you collect