Missouri Worker’s Compensation Lawyers – Special Case for Veterans

As Springfield Mo workers compensation attorneys, we often see medical bills paid by parties other than the employer.  A recent case by the Missouri Supreme Court recognizes that the United States Department of Veterans Affairs has a right to intervene in a Missouri worker’s compensation case to get reimbursement of medical bills paid for by the Department of Veterans Affairs.  See U.S. Dept of Veterans Affairs v. Boresi, SC No.SC92541.  The agency brought its claim under 38 U.S.C. §1729 (2006).  The Court noted that federal law trumps Missouri law under the Supremacy Clause of the United States Constitution, and Congress allowed an unfettered right to intervene in this Missouri worker’s compensation case.  The Missouri Supreme Court recognized as a matter of law that the Department of Veterans Affairs has a right to assert its claim to medical proceeds under the Missouri work comp system.  If you have a Missouri work comp claim or work comp settlement, our Springfield Missouri work comp attorneys are happy to discuss your case at no cost and with no obligation.