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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

Workplace Violence in the Healthcare Field

St. Louis doctor in hallway

We do not think of nurses as being especially at risk of bodily harm while on the job, but unfortunately this is a very real problem. Nurses and other healthcare professionals are at a high risk of experiencing violence or assault while at work. Not only does this have an effect on those in the … Read more

Updated: April 2, 2018

Why Attorneys Are Crucial When Negotiating A Workers’ Comp Settlement

When it comes to negotiating a workers’ compensation settlement, it can benefit you greatly to seek the advice of an attorney. Some workers think that after becoming injured they can reach a settlement with the employers insurance company on their own. And in some cases this may be true. However, it is inadvisable in many … Read more

Updated: August 21, 2013

Does Your Employer Have Workers Comp Insurance?

While there are a few exceptions, your employer is required by law to have workers compensation insurance.  According to the MO Department of Labor, there were 8,896 workers compensation injury claims filed in July 2013. Workers compensation is compulsory. While there are a few exceptions, your employer is required by law to have workers compensation … Read more

Updated: February 8, 2017