• 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
  • Permanent Injury Benefits

Determining the full workers’ compensation benefits you are owed can be complicated. The amount depends on calculation of your average weekly wage, which can be complicated depending on the industry in which you work and the structure of your pay.

Employers and insurance adjusters often argue that your injury is not serious and will attempt to minimize your workers’ compensation benefits. We have been representing injured workers for over 30 years. We know the benefits you should receive, and we know how to get them for you.

Permanent Partial Disability (PPD)

Once you reach maximum medical improvement (MMI), you are entitled to benefits for any permanent injury.  Workers’ compensation law divides the body up into numbers of weeks.  For example, the shoulder equals 232 weeks.  When you are at MMI, a doctor will give you a rating that equates to a certain percentage of the injured part of your body, or to the body as a whole (BAW), which is 400 weeks.  A 10% disability of the shoulder for example would equal 23 weeks.

The benefits are calculated at 66 2/3% of the employee’s average weekly earnings (the comp rate) as of the date of the injury, not to exceed a maximum amount set by the law.  To determine the amount of the PPD benefit, you multiply the number of weeks times the comp rate.  

Permanent Total Disability (PTD)

If you are permanently and totally disabled and unable to return to any employment, you may receive Permanent Total Disability (PTD) benefits, which are weekly payments for your lifetime.  The amount of the weekly payment is 66 2/3% of your average weekly wages at the time of the injury, not to exceed a maximum amount set by law, which is much higher than the maximum amount for PPD.  

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