What Happens When The Workers’ Compensation System Does Not Work?

Workers’ compensation systems are intended to be efficient and keep injury cases out of the courts. States develop and implement their own systems, so the way that each state approaches and handles workers’ compensation injuries can vary significantly from state to state. Workers are generally supposed to be guaranteed benefits for injuries and medical treatment … Read more

Who Makes Workers Comp Decisions If an Employer Goes Out of Business?

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A recent legal case in Missouri has raised an interesting and relevant question: when an employer goes out of business, who then has the right to direct the injured employee’s medical care? With workers’ compensation cases employees are supplied medical care and benefits for injuries they sustain while on the job, but there are some … Read more

Updated: February 9, 2018

Oil and Gas Workers at an Increased Risk Of Injury

Workers in the oil and gas industry are exposed to some of the most hazardous workplace conditions in the United States. It is not uncommon for injuries sustained in workplace accidents in these injuries to result in very serious physical damage or even death. Oil and gas accidents can be extremely serious and can have … Read more

Updated: November 9, 2022

Financial Options for Injured Workers

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Because workers’ compensation insurance is mandatory for employers, most workplace accidents should be covered under workers’ compensation. This means that employees who are injured in the course of their employment are entitled to compensatory benefits for medical expenses, lost wages, and other financial losses that are experienced in relation to the work accident. While workers’ … Read more

Updated: April 12, 2017

Workers’ Comp Benefits You May Not Be Aware Of

Workers’ compensation provides benefits for workers who are injured on the job. Not every Missouri worker understands the extent of his or her rights. However, there are several specific rules that workers should be aware of. In addition to medical treatment and disability benefits, injured workers may be entitled to other types of compensation. Scarring … Read more

Updated: August 16, 2016

Missouri Coal Mining Accidents – Understanding Your Rights

Coal mining is still a booming industry in Missouri, as anyone who works in this industry is well aware. There are currently around 400 active mines in Missouri and approximately 30,000 individuals are employed in these mines. As you can imagine, this is a very dangerous line of work and accidents do happen. Miners and … Read more

Updated: November 11, 2019