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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 are vital in determining the benefits an injured worker is eligible for. This article delves into … Read more

Updated: June 19, 2024

How Does FMLA and Workers’ Compensation Work Together?


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


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?


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?


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

Understanding Occupational Hazards in the Construction Industry

Construction is high-risk for worker injuries and illness. Learning risk mitigation is key to safety. The construction industry is one of the most hazardous sectors to work in due to the high risk of injury and illness that workers face daily. Understanding these risks and the measures that can be taken to mitigate them is … Read more

Updated: May 16, 2024