Do 1099 Employees Qualify for Workers’ Compensation Coverage in Missouri?

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“1099 employees” are also known as “independent contractors,” meaning they generally own and operate their own business rather than working for an employer. If you work as a 1099 employee or “independent contractor,” and you’re hurt on the job in Missouri, you may be wondering what your rights are. Are you covered by your client’s … Read more

Updated: May 5, 2021

Are Uber Drivers in Missouri Covered by Workers Compensation?

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Workers’ compensation is a form of insurance that covers injuries suffered by employees in the course of employment while performing work duties. Workers who have accidents or suffer from occupational injuries as a direct consequence of their work conditions can apply for workers’ compensation. Injuries are quite likely to happen for Uber drivers and other … Read more

Updated: March 12, 2020

Workers Compensation Doesn’t Cover Gig Workers, but There May Be a Solution

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There have been cases where the workers fought this classification and filled a suit to get an employee status. The technological advancements of the last decades are changing the workforce irreversibly and forever. As the internet is making remote working possible, the gig economy is blossoming. The increased flexibility that the gig economy provides is … Read more

Updated: March 30, 2019

Workers Compensation Independent Contractor – 1099 Workers Comp St Louis

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If you’re an independent contractor and you’ve been injured on the job, don’t just assume you do not have a right for compensation. Workers Compensation is an insurance system put in place to provide employees with benefits if they get injured on the job. However, freelance employees generally do not benefit from workers compensation. In … Read more

Updated: March 20, 2020

What to Do If You Have Been Misclassified as an Independent Contractor

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Even if your boss claims you were working as an independent contractor, there are ways to prove you weren’t. Having workers’ compensation coverage is mandatory in Missouri. Any business owner or company must carry workers’ compensation to insure that if a worker is injured while on the job, the company has the means to cover … Read more

Updated: February 27, 2018

Can Independent Contractors Claim Workers Compensation?

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If you are working as an independent contractor, it is important to understand what your legal options are if you are injured on the job. Being an independent contractor typically means that you have more freedom to do what you want. Since you’re not an employee, it allows you to take the jobs you want … Read more

Updated: February 27, 2018