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$1.09 Million After Husband Killed in Car AccidentAndrew Buchanan, Will Peterson, and Charles Buchanan secured a judgment for their client valued at $1.09 million dollars in a workers’ compensation case. Our client’s husband was killed in an automobile accident outside of Neosho, Missouri while traveling for work. The employer and insurance company refused to provide any benefits to our client, which she was entitled to under Missouri law as the surviving spouse.

The Award came after a hearing in front of a Workers’ Compensation judge in Joplin, Missouri at the Missouri Division of Workers’ Compensation. We are battle-tested and have a proven record of successful million-dollar awards. Our lawyers have years of knowledge and experience protecting our customers’ rights. Our experienced staff is dedicated to assisting injured victims to recover what’s owed to them. BWO has won tens of thousands of dollars and attained great customer results again and again.

The employer and the insurance company refused to provide any compensation whatsoever to our client as the surviving spouse, which they were required to do under the law. The employer and insurance company claimed that our client’s husband was not actually working and that he had a heart attack or some other medical condition before the car wreck. We fought the insurance company tooth and nail. We took numerous depositions. We retained a medical doctor expert and an accident reconstruction expert to testify in support of our client’s case. The insurance company fought desperately, but the Workers’ Compensation Judge agreed with BWO.

Missouri employers need to carry workers’ compensation insurance when they have five or more workers. Missouri workers compensation laws apply to all companies, irrespective of whether the workers are part-time/casual laborers, full-time, or relatives.  The employer or insurance company must offer medical care and treatment to heal and relieve the employee from the effects of the injury. In addition to health benefits, a worker might qualify for temporary total disability benefits and permanent partial or permanent total disability benefits. However, this is not always the case and it may be up to you to take action yourself. Fortunately, the attorneys at Buchanan, Williams & O’Brien have over 40 years of experience and with auto accidents in Missouri and workers compensation settlements here is one of many successful results. 

The attorneys at BWO fought for the rights of our client and took the case to a final hearing. The workers comp Missouri Judge agreed with BWO and ordered the employer and insurance company to pay benefits to our client that are valued at $1.09 million dollars. We all know from experience that injured clients are often forced into unemployment and also don’t have insurance. Once we begin working on your case, we are fully committed to a successful resolution. 

Should you think you haven’t obtained all benefits because of you and you’ve contacted your employer or your insurance carrier and the issue still hasn’t yet been solved, you might want to assess your choices. We’re effective as a law firm because our clients are successful. We built our company on principle — happy clients equivalent a prosperous company. We’re proud to have earned many happy customers over the years. See what our clients have to say about their experience using BWO. Personal accidents cause pain, suffering, and financial hardship. The financial security of your family is frequently at stake. We are proud to have made powerful case results that have given clients the compensation they were owed and place their families back on the solid financial ground.

The Judge ordered the employer and insurance company to pay benefits to our client under Missouri law. If our client had not hired Buchanan, Williams & O’Brien, she would not have achieved anything. Now, thanks to our team’s help, she has an award valued at $1.09 million dollars. The case was such a great result that it was reported by the newspaper Missouri Lawyers Weekly.

Charles Buchanan, along with Andrew Buchanan is experienced in fighting for workers compensation clients in Missouri. Learn more about our experience and results with Workers Compensation cases in Missouri: