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About Workers' Compensation

The Division provides services to those who have been injured on the job or exposed to occupational disease arising out of and in the course of employment. The Division also makes sure that an injured worker receives benefits that they are 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 worker’s entitlement to permanent benefits allowed by Missouri law. Learn more about the Division.

2016 Workers' Compensation Annual Report

About the Director

John J. HickeyJohn J. Hickey was appointed to serve as the Division of Workers‘ Compensation Director of the Missouri Department of Labor in 2011.

Prior to this appointment, Hickey served as the employee representative commissioner on the Labor and Industrial Relations Commission for nine years, where he heard and determined objections to prevailing wage determinations, reviewed appeals from workers’ compensation cases, unemployment insurance cases, crime victims’ compensation cases, and tort victims’ compensation cases. Hickey also represented the 80th District in the Missouri House of Representatives from 1993 to 2002. He served on both the Workers' Compensation Committee and Labor Committee for 10 years – and was Chairman for seven years.

Hickey is a journeyman pipefitter with Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 562.