Children of Diseased Missouri Worker Awarded Lifetime Benefits (2013-12-13 15:26:57)
Recently, a case from Missouri applied Schoemehl to grant benefits to the dependents of a worker who had died due to unrelated causes.
Factors in Truck Accidents (2013-12-16 17:38:29)
Truck accidents involving smaller, passenger vehicles almost always result in serious injuries or death. Therefore, it is important to be away of the factors that play a role in truck accidents.
Wide Turn Accidents With Semi-Trucks (2014-01-07 15:15:54)
Drivers of large commercial trucks have a responsibility to operate their vehicle in a way that will not endanger others on the road.
Settling Your Workers Compensation Claim (2014-01-29 12:04:50)
If your claim for workers compensation claim has been denied, contact a workers compensation attorney to discuss the details of your claim and begin working on building a strong case.
Back Injuries and Repetitive Stress Motion (2014-05-07 12:54:55)
No matter if you have sustained a back injury because of a sudden work related accident, or as a result of prolonged over use of certain muscles, you are entitled to benefits under the Missouri workers' compensation system.
Work-Related Injuries and Workers' Compensation (2014-06-25 12:41:18)
If you have been injured as a result of performing job-related duties, you should be aware of your rights under workers' compensation. The following outlines what workers' compensation is, benefits you may be entitled to, limitations, and how to successfully file and claim.
The History of Workers’ Compensation Insurance (2014-06-30 21:25:39)
Workers’ compensation is a state-regulated social insurance system that offers limited wage replacement for temporary or permanent loss of wages resulting from injuries and sickness while at work.
How Do Independent Contractors Affect the Liability of a Company? (2014-07-21 17:18:52)
Since independent contractors are considered self-employed individuals, they should report their income and pay the appropriate taxes on their own. The company hiring them is not required to provide benefits or follow minimum wage laws.
How to Appeal Your Workers' Compensation Claim (2014-08-20 13:31:52)
An injured employee can appeal a workers compensation claim if no agreement was made with the employer through a conference or mediation.
Responsibilities of Employers in Managing Injury Claims (2014-08-22 14:53:21)
Employers and employees have to follow a particular set of steps whenever an employee suffers an injury while working. These steps should be followed to facilitate everything needed to deal with the injury.
Getting Workers' Compensation Benefits for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (2014-08-27 18:20:41)
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome affects millions of individuals in the United States. If your job has caused or worsened your condition, you may be entitled to workers' compensation.
Determining Whether Your Injury is Work Related or Not (2014-09-22 11:14:41)
To seek workers’ compensation you have to prove that the illness or injury sustained by you was a result of a workplace accident or condition.
Work-Related Neck and Back Injuries (2014-10-06 15:24:19)
Work-related neck and back injuries often result in huge medical expenses, causing financial stress for an injured worker.
Shoulder Injury Claims Under Workers' Compensation (2014-11-04 12:27:44)
Shoulder injuries are a common type of workplace injury claimed under the workers’ compensation system.
Cellular Towers Pose Serious Threat to Industry Workers (2014-11-06 15:07:45)
Cellular tower accidents have resulted in the death of eleven workers in 2014.
Workers' Compensation Claim and 'Idiopathic Cause' (2014-11-07 14:13:11)
Many employees assume that all workplace injuries are covered by Missouri workers' compensation.
Injured in a Car Accident - Can I Claim Workers' Compensation? (2014-11-12 11:14:11)
Workers’ compensation is a no-fault system; however, there are certain cases when the coverage is not so clear, like when a worker is injured in an automobile accident.
Your Workers' Compensation Claim Denied - What Next? (2014-11-17 10:57:39)
If your workers' compensation claim is denied, it is important to understand how to file an appeal.
How Pre-Existing Conditions May Affect Workers' Compensation Benefits (2014-12-05 12:55:45)
Injured workers who have aggravated a pre-existing condition with a work injury may be eligible for workers' compensation benefits.
What You Should Know About Missouri Workers' Compensation (2014-12-18 11:47:26)
Work-related injuries are common and Missouri has rules in place to help you if you have suffered an on-the-job injury.
Important Things You Must Do After a Work-Related Injury (2014-12-23 11:10:20)
It is important that you take the greatest care to safeguard your rights to fair workers' compensation benefits.
Working with a Missouri Workers' Compensation Lawyer (2015-01-09 11:15:37)
If you have been injured on the job, consulting with an experienced workers' compensation attorney will be in your best interest.
Who is Exempt From Workers' Compensation? (2015-01-15 18:23:00)
Every state requires employers to have workers' compensation insurance in place to protect the rights of injured workers. However, exemptions are allowed for smaller-sized businesses, certain job categories, and top-level employees.
Defining a Work-Related Injury (2015-02-06 14:02:51)
Many factors are considered with a workers' compensation claim; there is a lot of room for an employer or the insurance company to deny a claim.
Workers' Compensation and Construction Accidents (2015-02-13 17:51:18)
The construction industry has the highest rate of non-fatal and fatal work-related injuries.
Should You Accept the Workers' Compensation Settlement Offer? (2015-02-17 17:55:05)
Receiving your workers' compensation benefits is not always as simple as the system was initially designed to be.
Workers' Compensation and Knee Injuries (2015-02-25 11:17:26)
Workers who are required to perform the same functions on a continual basis often suffer from what is known as repetitive motion injuries.
Meeting with a Workers' Compensation Lawyer (2015-03-06 12:49:08)
If you are having problems receiving your workers' compensation benefits, request a consultation with a Missouri workers' compensation attorney.
Proving Repetitive Injury in a Workman’s Compensation Claim (2015-03-13 13:13:31)
Your body can be affected by constant repetitive motions in ways that you are entirely unaware of for years. These types of workplace related injuries, known as repetitive injury can occur on the back, hands, elbows, shoulders and wrists.
Workers' Compensation and Construction Injuries (2015-03-20 12:57:41)
Construction workers must deal with some of the most dangerous working conditions faced by workers in any industry.
Workers' Compensation and Wrongful Death Benefits (2015-04-02 14:12:21)
Losing a beloved family member in a work-related accident is something no family wants to have to go through.
Workers' Compensation and Wrongful Death Benefits (2015-04-02 14:21:38)
Losing a beloved family member in a work-related accident is something no family wants to have to go through.
Missouri Workers' Compensation for Neck Injuries (2015-04-07 18:02:46)
While some work-related neck injuries are minor and resolve in a few days or weeks, others can be serious with life-altering consequences.
Work-Related Injuries Caused by Fires and Explosions (2015-04-17 17:41:04)
Victims of industrial accidents must often deal with expensive medical bills, lost time from work, and are left in a financial turmoil.
Work-Related Lifting Injuries in Missouri (2015-04-22 23:43:54)
Work-related lifting injuries are quite common and each year thousands of claims are filed.
Work-Related Injuries and Office Workers (2015-05-27 15:17:34)
It is a common misconception that work-related injuries only occur at high risk workplaces, such as in the construction and manufacturing sectors.
How a Lack of Safety Training Affects Your Workers' Compensation Claim (2015-05-31 15:01:55)
As premiums for workers' compensation insurance rise, some Missouri businesses have taken the step to offer job safety training to their employees.
When a Workplace Accident Worsens a Pre-Existing Condition (2015-06-16 12:46:21)
An accident at work can bring about symptoms from an underlying ailment that until then was unknown by the employee.
Obtaining Workers' Compensation Benefits After a Work-Related Car Accident (2015-07-08 17:18:13)
There are certain rules that may affect if you receive workers' compensation benefits after a work-related automobile accident.
Physical Assault at Work - Workers' Compensation or Personal Injury Claim? (2015-07-16 12:32:15)
Assault in the workplace is not as uncommon as you may think.
Workers Compensation for Eye Injuries in Missouri (2015-09-10 12:17:45)
Electricians, assembly line workers, carpenters, mechanics, and computer data entry operators are exposed to higher risk of eye injuries at work.
Occupational Hazards and Injury Risk in Construction Industry (2015-09-14 15:56:35)
Construction workers are exposed to a higher number of workplace injuries.
How Work-Related Stress Affects Missouri Employees (2015-10-15 18:58:24)
Prolonged stress can adversely affect a worker's productivity and increase the risk of a workplace accident.
Common Injuries MO Workers Suffer During Winter Months (2015-10-21 14:00:36)
It is an employer’s responsibility to ensure workplace safety by taking the necessary steps to lower accident risks during winter months in Missouri.
Workers Comp for Traumatic Brain Injuries (2015-10-27 13:47:06)
Intracranial injury is also known as traumatic brain injury. All intracranial injuries are treated as head injuries, although head injuries may also refer to injuries to other parts of the head.
Missouri Workplace Accident Attorney: Caught-In or Between Hazards (2015-11-04 21:07:43)
A worker may find themselves in an unexpected and dangerous situation - caught-in or-between two objects.
Missouri Workers Comp Lawyer: Repetitive Motion Injuries (2015-11-13 13:10:58)
If you suffer a repetitive stress injury at the workplace, report the injury to your employer as soon as you start experiencing the symptoms.
Is There a Time Limit on Medical Treatment After a Workplace Injury? (2015-12-08 11:58:02)
If you suffer an injury at your workplace, you can claim medical and wage loss benefits under the workers compensation system.
Work Injury Lawyer St. Louis: OSHA Regulations for Backing-Alarms (2015-12-18 14:13:45)
Employers need to take the necessary steps to prevent backover accidents. Identifying the common causes of these accidents is the first step in ensuring appropriate preventive measures are put in place.
Injured at Work? Avoid These Common Mistakes that Jeopardize Workers Comp Claims (2016-01-20 22:15:21)
Avoid these common mistakes many injured St. Louis workers make.
St. Louis Injured at Work Lawyer: Brain Injuries (2016-02-09 12:26:12)
Workers can suffer a variety of injuries. While some are minor, others are serious & require therapy. Among the most serious types of injuries a worker can suffer are brain injuries. Even a minor brain injury can have disabling effects, and may leave the patient incapable of returning to work.
Missouri Work Injury Lawyers Discuss Eye Injury Claims (2016-02-16 17:46:52)
More than 2,000 work-related eye injuries are reported each day in the United States.
Injured While Commuting to Work - Workers Compensation (2016-03-07 21:43:55)
Can you get workers compensation benefits for an injury sustained during commute?
Work Comp Attorney: How Wearable Technology Could Protect Workers From Injuries (2016-04-07 15:00:32)
New wearable technology could help prevent injuries in certain professions.
Statistics on Workplace Fatalities - Missouri Work Injury Attorneys (2016-04-21 11:44:34)
The industry you work in and your choice of career plays a significant role when you consider an employee’s susceptibility to workplace injury.
St. Louis Injured at Work - Complications of Work-Related Concussions (2016-05-05 14:24:58)
Over the past few years, there has been an increase in the number of reported work-related concussions.
Preventing Work-Related Mesothelioma - St. Louis Mesothelioma Lawyer (2016-05-06 12:15:19)
Occupational exposure to asbestos can cause serious illnesses and the most severe among them is mesothelioma.
3 Things You Can Do to Protect Your Workers Compensation Claim (2016-05-19 12:38:16)
In 2015 alone our law office collected over $2,700,000 on behalf of our clients who have suffered work related injuries. Follow these tips to protect your right to compensation!
3 Commons Injuries Suffered by Auto Mechanics in Missouri (2016-05-19 18:53:43)
In 2015 alone, more than 15,000 workplace injuries were reported by mechanics. This figure could be even more alarming if you factor in the injuries that go unreported.
New Requirements for Reporting St. Louis Work-Related Injuries (2016-05-26 14:51:17)
These new requirements are primarily focused on employers in industries where the risk of injuries is high.
What is an Employers’ Responsibility in Preventing St. Louis Workplace Accidents? (2016-06-02 13:14:59)
Many workplace injuries and fatalities could be avoided if OSHA guidelines were followed.
Workplace Injuries in Meat Industry Underreported - St. Louis Work Comp Attorneys (2016-06-09 13:57:41)
If you work in the meat and poultry industry, and you have sustained an injury or illness as a result of the work you do, you may be entitled to workers compensation benefits.
Should I Hire a St. Louis Workers Compensation Attorney? (2016-06-22 14:28:03)
Insurance adjusters are trained to save their companies money through each step of the workers compensation claims process. Our experienced attorneys can help get you the compensation you are entitled to!
What You Should Know About Shift Work Disorder - Workers Comp Attorneys St. Louis (2016-06-30 11:14:01)
June is the National Safety Month. One of the issues that National Safety Council has highlighted is the adverse health risks associated with shift work- truck drivers, doctors, nurses, police officers and others who work outside the 9-5 shift.
This Failure Causes a Large Majority of Workplace Accidents - Missouri Workers Comp Attorney (2016-07-07 11:18:26)
Inadequate safety training is a leading cause of Missouri workplace accidents.
St. Louis Attorney on Shoulder Replacement Surgery After a Workplace Injury (2016-07-18 11:44:39)
Our workers compensation attorneys discuss the types of shoulder replacement surgery and situations in which a worker may need this surgery.
Underground Safety Tips for Construction Workers - St. Louis Workmens Comp Attorney (2016-08-12 12:29:05)
Construction workers often work in dangerous environments, including underground. Proper training and prevention is vital to preventing work-related injuries.
Missouri Workers Compensation Claims Involving Toxic Exposure (2016-09-06 14:05:31)
If you have been injured or have developed an illness due to toxic exposure at workplace, you may be entitled to receive workers compensation benefits.
Manufacturing Hand Injuries - St. Louis Workers Comp Lawyers (2016-09-12 15:41:07)
The risk of hand injuries can be significantly reduced with a few simple measures taken by employers and employees.
Workers Compensation for Respiratory Diseases - St. Louis Injury Lawyer (2016-10-17 16:08:03)
Workers in the United States are at risk of developing a variety of occupational illnesses. Exposure to hazardous work environments like toxins, improper ergonomics, poor quality of air, dangerous work-related equipment, etc. can all lead to many debilitating conditions.
Construction Workers Deserve a Safe Workplace - St. Louis Work Injury Lawyer (2016-10-30 18:30:04)
Although construction sites are dangerous places to work, employers have a legal obligation to provide a reasonably safe work environment to construction workers.
Workplace Injury Risks Facing Hospitality Workers - Missouri Attorney (2016-11-07 15:04:35)
Accidents can happen even when all necessary precautions are taken. Workers should be well aware of their rights to benefits should they get injured on the job.
Most Common Office Injuries - St. Louis Work Injury Lawyer (2016-11-28 13:59:54)
If you have suffered an injury in your office, you might be entitled to workers compensation benefits.
Bodily Reaction Work-Related Injuries - Workers Comp Attorney St. Louis (2016-12-06 13:26:43)
Bodily reaction is the way that your body responds to an external influence or a medication.
St. Louis Workers Compensation for an Ulnar Nerve Injury (2016-12-23 15:13:09)
Workers with ulnar nerve injuries that occurred at work, or due to the scope of their job, can generally claim workers compensation benefits.
Work-Related Injury Risks Faced by Missouri Teachers (2017-01-13 16:30:55)
Missouri teachers are exposed to many different risks on the job.
Construction Accidents Leading to Paralysis - St. Louis Workers Comp Attorney (2017-02-03 13:42:31)
Some types of construction accidents are more likely to cause spinal injuries or paralysis compared to others.
Lead Poisoning: Are Missouri Construction Workers and Their Families at Risk? (2017-03-10 15:51:12)
Lead exposure in the workplace can lead to some very serious occupational illnesses, some of which can be life threatening.
5 Common Occupational Cancers - Missouri Workers Compensation (2017-03-30 15:49:10)
Cancer is possibly the most dreaded disease, and its mere mention evokes emotions of fear and anxiety. Among the many causes of cancer, one is occupational exposure. Our St. Louis work injury lawyer will discuss the five most common types of occupational cancers.
Missouri's One Call System Sets New Standard In Excavation Safety (2017-04-14 12:38:14)
Due to an increase in accidents during excavation work, the Missouri One Call System has been set up to help lower this accident rate and it's proving effective.
How Social Can Impact Your Workers Compensation Claim (2017-04-20 15:32:08)
Be Very Careful With Social Media When Filing a Workers Compensation Claim!
Payments for Pre-Existing Injuries: The Missouri Second Injury Fund (2017-05-08 17:51:58)
The Second Injury workers compensation fund is a great resource to have. However, it is often more complicated than a normal workers compensation case.
Missouri Workers Compensation Claims Involving Traumatic Brain Injuries (2017-06-09 18:06:49)
Traumatic Brain Injuries Are More Common in the Workplace than you Might Think.
What If You Get Addicted to Opioids Following an Injury at Work? (2017-07-14 13:58:44)
There's no doubt that these medications work well for taking away pain, but they also come with some risks.
What Injuries Are Covered Under Workers Compensation - St. Louis Injury Attorneys (2017-08-15 16:17:07)
There are specific types of injuries that are covered under workers' compensation laws.
OSHA and Workplace Rights - St. Louis Workers Compensation Attorney (2017-09-12 12:48:21)
All workers are entitled to a safe work environment, and a job that is free from any serious and recognizable hazards
Claiming Missouri Workers Compensation for Gradual Hearing Loss (2017-10-10 15:03:06)
FAQ: Can I claim workers compensation for gradual hearing loss?
What is Workers Compensation Fraud? - St. Louis Work Injury Lawyer (2018-01-12 16:08:45)
If you are filing for workers’ compensation in Missouri, having a St. Louis workers’ compensation lawyer in your corner is imperative to limit the chances that you will fall prey.
What If Your Work Injury Was so Severe That You Can’t Return to Work in the Same Capacity? (2018-01-30 17:19:14)
If you can’t return to the same career path that you had before you were injured, then you might be entitled to receive vocational rehabilitation for your injuries.
What Should You Do If You Feel You Emotionally Can't Go Back to Work After an Injury (2018-02-16 17:21:18)
Recently, things like PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) are being recognized as real and disabling conditions that may be under the scope of workers’ compensation.
Workers Compensation Eligibility If Your Employer Intentionally Hurts You (2018-03-20 16:03:58)
If you are injured while working in Missouri, in most instances you are not eligible to sue your employer. But there are times when you can, which means that you may be able to collect noneconomic and economic damages.
Do I Qualify for Workers Compensation Benefits? (2018-03-28 18:28:00)
There are specific things that need to be in place for an employee to collect workers’ compensation benefits.
Third Party Lawsuit Workers Compensation (2018-04-12 19:42:13)
A Third Party Hurts You While You Are at Work - Is That a Case for Workers' Compensation?
How to Get Workers Comp (2018-04-23 19:21:18)
Knowing what these factors are is critical to making sure that you are covered while you are working.
Compensation for Violence in the Workplace (2018-05-15 11:45:32)
Violence in the workplace encompasses any act that is either physical in nature, intimidating, harassing or threatening or disruptive behaviors which occur in the workplace.
Workers Compensation for Emotional Distress (2018-05-24 14:27:36)
In most cases, a worker would not be able to collect any benefits for damages not resulting in an economic loss. There are, however, a few exceptions.
5 Questions to Ask If Your Workers’ Compensation Claim Gets Denied (2018-06-26 11:28:12)
If you have had your Missouri workers’ compensation claim denied, there are some instances when that denial can be overturned.
What Is an Independent Medical Examination? (2018-06-28 17:54:07)
If the insurance company is requesting that you have an independent medical examination, as unfair and inconveniencing as it might seem, you do have to submit to it, or you will likely be denied eligibility.
Termination of Employment While on Workers Compensation (2018-07-14 14:55:05)
Although businesses in Missouri that employ more than five workers are required to carry workers’ compensation coverage, many employees hesitate to make a claim for fear their employment will be terminated.
What to Do If Your Workers Comp Claim Is Denied (2018-07-18 23:25:36)
There are many reasons a workers compensation claim may be denied. Here are practical steps you can take to protect your right to compensation.
Missouri Workers Compensation Hearing Loss (2018-07-24 11:32:48)
According to the CDC about 22 million U.S. workers are exposed to hazardous noise levels in the workplace.
Receiving Workers Compensation for Burn Injuries (2018-08-06 16:36:09)
Burn injuries are often incredibly painful, hard to treat, and have drastic long-term consequences.
Hazards Faced By St. Louis Hospital Employees (2018-08-20 22:05:15)
No matter what job you work, you need to take the necessary steps to keep yourself safe. To do this, you need to understand the hazards of your career and do whatever you can to avoid them. If you are a hospital worker, this list is a great start.
Returning to Work After a St. Louis Workplace Injury (2018-10-01 13:23:06)
Here are 5 tips to follow when returning to work after a workplace injury.
4 Ways to Protect Yourself from Occupational Hearing Loss (2018-11-01 13:12:41)
One of the most common workplace injuries is hearing loss. The reason is that so many people work in environments with excessive noise.
How to Avoid Injuries From Falling Objects at Work (2018-12-25 15:30:40)
We hope that with the help of the many tips on this list, you can make it through your whole career without getting hit by a falling object.
4 Workers’ Compensation Trends To Watch For in 2019 (2019-01-24 12:56:37)
Here are 4 workers comp trends to look out for in 2019.
Workers Compensation for Missouri Healthcare Workers (2019-02-26 10:55:46)
Proving your infection was contracted within the scope of your employment will be difficult, but not an impossible task.
Light Duty Worker After a St. Louis Work Injury (2019-03-12 14:53:13)
If a doctor determines your health condition is not too severe, they may say you are fit for light or modified duty.
Can You Still Make a Claim If No One Witnessed Your Work Injury? (2019-03-19 18:51:29)
If you have been injured on the job and no one witnessed it, you may be unsure about how to approach this delicate situation. Here's what to do.
5 Rights Many Injured Missouri Workers Are Not Aware Of (2019-04-29 14:04:56)
Most people know about workers compensation laws and how these benefits can help injured workers get back on their feet. However, the more in-depth you go into these regulations, the more rights you may find out you have.
The Role of an Interpreter in Workers Comp Cases (2019-05-21 16:20:22)
If you or a loved one has been denied hiring an interpreter for a workers compensation claim, speak with a good St. Louis work injury lawyer as soon as possible.
Can You Get Workers Compensation for Your Anxiety Disorder? (2019-05-30 15:55:04)
Anxiety disorders are very complicated, and workers compensation laws are clear: the injury or illness needs to be a direct result of your work.
Should You Switch Lawyers During a Workers Compensation Claim? (2019-07-30 20:33:31)
What if the lawyer doesn't seem to be a good fit for you. Your case isn't making any progress and you don't seem to be on the same page. Should you find a new lawyer?
Forklift Accident at Work - St. Louis Workers Compensation Attorney (2019-08-21 17:19:49)
Workers in Missouri who have to operate such machinery are at great risk. Those who are employed in warehouses and other industrial workplaces commonly come in direct contact with forklifts, and all it takes is one small mistake to get injured.
Can You Get Workers Compensation for Choking at Work? (2019-09-05 17:36:33)
Workers compensation can be a safety net for injured workers, but like any laws, it has limitations.
Common Work Injuries in the Restaurant Industry & How to Receive Compensation (2019-10-02 10:04:40)
Let’s see what are the most common causes of injuries in the restaurant business and what you can do to get workers compensation.
Does Workers' Compensation Cover Dental Injuries? (2019-10-25 11:27:52)
If you’ve sustained dental injuries at work, inform your employer at once.
What If My Employer Is At Fault For My Work Injury? (2020-01-22 18:09:39)
Sometimes, an injured worker may be wondering if they’re not better off suing their employer if they are at fault for the accident.
Reporting a Work Injury to Your Employer (2020-02-25 13:36:19)
Because workers' compensation laws can be quite complex, it’s best to speak with an experienced St. Louis workers compensation lawyer who can tell you what your chances are of receiving benefits for your injuries.
Does Workers Compensation Cover Dental Injuries? (2020-04-07 16:33:18)
A workplace injury doesn’t always mean a broken bone or a cut. Some injuries can be completely unexpected and don’t fit what most people expect from an injury that occurs at work.
Is Work-Related Stress and Anxiety Covered by Workers Compensation in Missouri? (2020-04-29 12:33:49)
In the state of Missouri, workers’ compensation laws include mental injuries in the list of injuries that can be covered.
Can I Lose My Job If a Work Injury Was My Fault? (2020-05-29 13:19:07)
Wrongful termination is a complex issue, especially considering that unless you have proof the employer violated your rights by firing you, they are free to terminate any contract they choose.