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How Your Social Media Presence Can Affect Your Workers’ Compensation Claim

Social media is an important component of people’s lives. While social media used to be reserved for people’s personal lives, it also plays an important part in people’s professional lives nowadays. These blurred lines between personal and professional use of social media has lead to some interesting complications. Individuals have been fired for posting risque … Read more

Updated: June 27, 2018

What Happens If Your Employer Is Uninsured?

Contact a St. Louis workers’ compensation lawyer. Employers who have 5 or more employees must have workers’ compensation insurance coverage. If an employer fails to comply with this law they can be guilty of a class A misdemeanor. This can be accompanied by a penalty of either $50,000 or three times the amount of the … Read more

Updated: November 11, 2019

When Should You Consult a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer?

Work injuries can be very stressful. There are procedures that need to be followed in order for you to receive medical treatment and workers’ comp benefits. While in an ideal situation you report your injury to your employer, your employer reports the injury to the insurance carrier, and you are directed to a medical provider … Read more

Updated: August 1, 2013

How to Get Compensation for Occupational Diseases

Occupational diseases refer to medical conditions or illnesses that develop as a result of exposure at your workplace. To receive workers’ compensation for an occupational condition, a worker in Missouri must be able to prove that conditions at work precipitated the injury and resulting disability. Examples of occupational diseases include hearing loss due to noise … Read more

Updated: May 26, 2017

Firefighters Retire Due to Delays In Work Comp Benefits

Firefighters in one county are calling for an investigation into the county’s workers’ compensation system. These firefighters claim that their benefits have either been delayed or remain unpaid. International Association of Firefighters Local 1664, the union for career firefighters in Montgomery County, Maryland have asked for an investigation to be conducted by the County Council, … Read more

Updated: March 11, 2022

Missouri Workers’ Comp System: Understanding Your Rights

Workers compensation laws differ from state to state. Because employers and their insurance companies will oftentimes put their own interests ahead of those of injured workers, any worker who sustains an injury while on the job should be familiar with their rights and the benefits that they are entitled to. While employers and their insurance … Read more

Updated: October 28, 2016