• 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
  • What is an impairment rating?

The amount of your permanent disability benefit depend on your impairment rating (also known as disability rating) given by a doctor, average weekly wage, and the part of the body that is injured.  For example, if you have an injury to the right arm and a disability rating of 25%, the permanent disability payment can be calculated using that rating plus your average weekly wage.

The impairment rating is supposed estimate the severity of the injury and the extent to which the injury will limit your ability to earn a living in the future.  The injury rating should be determined after you maximum medical improvement (MMI), which is the point at which further treatment will not improve your condition.  In other words, MMI is the point at which your doctors tells you he or she has done all that can be done to treat the injury and improve your condition.

The work comp insurance company will send you to its doctor to give a rating.  This rating is almost always too low.  The insurance company is biased and has every incentive to try to minimize the extent of your injury to limit the payout you are owed. 

We can help.  We have a team of doctors and other health care professionals who will examine you and give you a fair impairment rating.  We will fight for your rights and make sure the workers’ compensation insurance adjusters treat you fairly.

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