Workers' Compensation

The Missouri Division of Workers' Compensation administers the programs providing services to all stake holders including workers who have been injured on the job or been exposed to occupational disease arising out of and in the course of employment. The Division makes sure that an injured worker receives benefits that he/she is entitled to under the Missouri Workers' Compensation law. The Division's Administrative Law Judges have the authority to approve settlements or issue awards after a hearing relating to an injured workers entitlement to permanent benefits allowed by Missouri law.

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More About the Division of Workers' Compensation

The Division has eight offices throughout Missouri with the main office being in Jefferson City. Missouri employers are required to report workplace injuries within 30 days of occurrence. The Division processes more than 100,000 reports of injury each year.

To learn more about the Division of Workers' Compensation, visit our about page. You may also contact the Division directly.

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Workplace Injuries Reported by Year

  January February March April May June July August September October November December
2010 9,042 9,618 9,994 9,287 9,789 9,988 9,699 9,868 10,169 9,569 8,487 8,947
2011 9,163 9,945 9,961 8,808 8,733 9,549 9,064 10,376 9,200 9,039 8,580 7,980
2012 9,373 8,485 8,978 8,618 9,395 9,230 9,124 10,364 8,744 9,313 8,192 7,118
2013 8,112 7,431 8,177 8,201 8,180 7,591