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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.

DISCLAIMER - More Information

The Injured Workers section of the Workers' Compensation portion of this web site is targeted specifically to injured workers and is intended to be a resource throughout the workers' compensation claim process. It is NOT intended to be a substitute for legal representation.

Employers seeking information about the workers' compensation process and their responsibilities regarding workers' compensation should use the Employers section of the Workers' Compensation portion of this web site to find information targeted specifically to them.

Additional information about Missouri Workers' Compensation laws, the Division of Workers Compensation, the Second Injury Fund and more may be found via the Workers' Compensation home page.

Please keep in mind the information specialist cannot act as your legal counsel and cannot give you legal advice. The information specialist can provide you with general information but cannot advise you whether the settlement offer is appropriate for your injury.