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Workers' Compensation Law

HeplerBroom’s attorneys have decades of experience and use a client-first approach to the defense of employers and insurers in their workers’ compensation claims. Our team has handled thousands of claims—from first report of injury to successful resolution—throughout Missouri and Illinois.

Broad Industries and Claims Experience

We have a broad range of experience handling claims from virtually every facet of commerce. We’ve represented the needs of businesses of all sizes, from Fortune 1000 to family-run companies, and defended employers engaged in many industries, including:

  • healthcare
  • retail
  • food service
  • manufacturing
  • construction
  • security
  • utilities
  • trucking
  • service

In representing such a broad spectrum of clients, our team has litigated cases involving virtually every type of job-related injury. We’re familiar with medical conditions and, just as importantly, the medical experts on both sides of the bar. We’ve handled cases involving injuries such as:

  • cardiac arrest
  • death
  • pre-existing conditions
  • non-work-related risk factors
  • disputed permanent total disability
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • slip and fall
  • repetitive trauma and alleged overuse
  • sprains and strains
  • fractures
  • ligament and muscle tears
  • spinal injury, including discs
  • knee, elbow, and shoulder injuries

Experienced Client Advocates

This breadth of experience informs a practice that is, at its heart, client oriented. We’re familiar with job demands and ergonomics, industry standards, and injuries common to various types of employment. We know what defenses to employ in which situations, and we can identify red flags raised in injury reporting, employee statements, and medical records. We speak frankly with our clients so they’re aware of risks, the likely chances of prevailing, and like-claim exposure.

Finally, we know that our clients are the ones who are most familiar with their respective businesses and, more importantly, their employees, and we work closely with them to tailor effective defense strategies to individual cases. If an accident is disputed, we work with our clients to develop the necessary evidence to defend claims aggressively. If our client accepts an accident, we work to determine fair and reasonable settlement values that reduce overall claim exposure and resolve claims quickly.

 

HeplerBroom LLC COVID-19 Response

HeplerBroom has been diligently working on its response and continuity plan to the COVID-19 pandemic in order to keep the health and safety of our employees, their families, and our clients as our top priority.

To help ensure everyone’s continued health and well-being, effective March 17, 2020, all attorneys and staff began working remotely. We continue to assess the situation and will return to our physical offices when appropriate.

To ensure this, the firm has identified essential personnel in each office who will make certain that critical firm functions that cannot be done remotely continue to be handled. We have put in place protocol for those essential personnel to make sure they are keeping healthy per the CDC cleaning and sanitizing recommendations. All teams have back-up personnel and procedures that we will follow to make sure all deadlines are met and clients receive the same great service and work product that we have always been proud to provide.

HeplerBroom’s IT department has been working hard to make sure all remote employees are set up with equipment and access from home to limit disruption to our clients. Maintaining security and confidentiality has remained, and will continue to remain, at the forefront of all processes and procedures, at all levels throughout the firm.

The firm has created emergency communication measures to communicate any changes to this plan to employees and are communicating on a regular basis with any and all new resources and helpful information during this uncertain time.

During these fluid and unpredictable times, HeplerBroom will continue its commitment to great service and results for our clients, all while keeping safe and healthy.

Wishing you and your families good health.

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