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Avoiding Workers’ Comp Surveillance: Essential Strategies to Protect Your Claim

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Here are some of the most common surveillance tactics workers comp investigators use and what you can do to protect your workers’ comp claim. Workers’ compensation claims can sometimes trigger a series of investigative actions from insurers to verify the authenticity of the injury claims. Among these actions, surveillance is a common tactic employed to … Read more

Updated: March 27, 2024

What is the Difference Between Permanent and Temporary Disability?

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Permanent disability is lifelong and impacts earning ability, while temporary disability is for recoverable injuries with limited work capacity. When navigating the complexities of workers’ compensation claims, understanding the distinctions between permanent and temporary disability is crucial. These terms play a vital role in determining the benefits an injured worker is eligible for. This article … Read more

Updated: March 27, 2024

How Does FMLA and Workers’ Compensation Work Together?

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FMLA provides unpaid leave for serious health conditions, while workers’ comp offers benefits for job injuries, and both can be used concurrently. Navigating the complexities of workplace injuries can be daunting, especially when it involves understanding how different laws and benefits, such as the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and workers’ compensation, intersect. If … Read more

Updated: March 26, 2024

Occupational Safety: Best Practices for Working with Machinery

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Working with machinery necessitates a proactive approach to safety, emphasizing training, maintenance, personal protection, and cultivating a safety-first workplace culture.  Working with machinery in any industrial or construction setting carries inherent risks. However, these risks can be significantly mitigated through adherence to best practices for occupational safety. Ensuring the safety and well-being of employees who … Read more

What Is a Compensable Injury?

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A compensable injury is work-related harm eligible for workers’ comp benefits, covering medical costs and lost wages. In Missouri, understanding the intricacies of compensable injuries is crucial for both employees and employers. A compensable injury, under Missouri law, is defined as any injury or illness that arises out of and in the course of employment. … Read more

Updated: February 29, 2024

When Does Working with Machinery Pose a Caught-In or Caught-Between Hazard?

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Caught-in or caught-between hazards are among the leading causes of workplace injuries and fatalities, as categorized by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Operating machinery is routine in many industries, particularly manufacturing and construction. However, working with machinery can present significant risks, specifically the danger of caught-in or caught-between hazards. These incidents occur when … Read more

Updated: April 10, 2024