Reporting Unsafe Working Conditions

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Many employees do not feel safe reporting conditions that are unsafe or requesting an investigation from OSHA because they fear retaliation by employers. Unsafe work conditions should not be tolerated. However, many employees do not feel safe reporting conditions that are unsafe or requesting an investigation from the Occupational Safety & Health Administration because they … Read more

Updated: July 21, 2022

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

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

Exceptions To The “Exclusive Remedy” Of Workers’ Compensation

Laws implemented by state workers’ compensation systems usually provide both protections to injured workers and limit the legal recourse that these workers have. This means that the state statutes provide an “exclusive remedy” for workers who are injured on the job – workers’ comp benefits, which include medical treatment. It should be fairly easy for … Read more

Updated: November 11, 2019

Legislature Takes Measures To Provide Benefits to Families of 19 Firefighters Killed

Following the deaths there has been an ongoing discussion about the two-tier workers’ compensation system and how it affects survivors. Many people are talking about the recent wildfires which were sparked by lightning in the city of Prescott, Arizona, and the death the 19 firefighters who valiantly fought the blaze. Not only were the deaths … Read more

Updated: April 18, 2014