While most employers will cooperate with medical restrictions, there are some who will try and use them as a basis for termination. After a workplace injury, an employee is allowed by law to seek medical treatment until the physician in charge … [Read more...] about How Work Restrictions Apply in Workers’ Compensation Claims
Missouri Workmans Comp
It is important to follow the proper protocol if you are injured on the job. In one month alone, close to 10,000 workman’s compensation injuries may be reported. Fortunately, a minority of these are the result of a life-threatening accident that … [Read more...] about Should You Choose Your Own Doctor After a Work Injury?
The employer claimed it should not have to pay permanent total disability to injured woman who refused to quit smoking. An interesting precedent was set by a case settled in August, 2013. A worker became injured at work while lifting some books. … [Read more...] about Employer Claims It Shouldn’t Have to Pay for Injured Smoker
The Missouri workers’ compensation commission recently made the decision to allow a man to collect unemployment benefits and simultaneously collect disability benefits. These two are usually mutually exclusive because in order to collect … [Read more...] about Injured Employee Receives Unemployment & Disability Benefits Simultaneously