Workers' Compensation

What You Need to Know About Workers’ Compensation and Burn Injuries in Missouri

From cooks to factory workers, many Missouri employees work with heat, flames, sparks, and chemicals daily, putting them at risk of severe burns. Under Missouri state law, employees burned on the job are entitled to workers’ compensation. Workers’ comp laws apply regardless of who caused the injury. In other words, it doesn’t matter if your carelessness or an employer’s...

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Does Arkansas Workers’ Compensation Cover Coronavirus (COVID-19) Claims?

Over the past couple of years, the coronavirus has caused many people’s lives to be turned upside down. A lot of frontline workers have contracted the disease due to their close contact with others. If you’ve been diagnosed with COVID-19 due to work, you may be wondering, does workers’ comp cover COVID? Here’s everything you need to know about...

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Does Workers’ Compensation Cover Occupational Diseases in Arkansas?

Employers have workers’ compensation insurance to cover their employees’ basic expenses for work-related injuries. Employees generally can’t sue an employer for negligence if they have workers’ compensation insurance. The most common workers’ compensation claims are for physical injuries. However, workers’ compensation insurance also covers some diseases related to the occupation or a work-related injury. Workers’ compensation does not cover...

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When to Hire a Workers’ Comp Lawyer

All employees deserve safe and fair workplace conditions.Sadly, work accidents remain a serious problem throughout the United States. According to data published by the National Safety Council (NSC), approximately 4.5 million Americans were injured on the job in 2017 alone. Most workers are covered by a state-based no-fault workers’ compensation insurance program. Through workers’ comp, an injured employee can...

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Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Overview

Oklahoma workers’ compensation is a program that provides medical benefits and wage replacement to employees who suffer an injury or illness while working. Families of an employee killed during an employment-related incident may also receive Oklahoma workers’ comp benefits.  In this article, we’ll provide an overview of Oklahoma workers’ comp laws, benefits you can receive, types of injuries covered,...

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Missouri Workers’ Compensation Chart

In this article, we will help you understand how to calculate workers’ compensation benefits in Missouri. Missouri has specific calculations to determine workers’ compensation benefits available to employees. In the state of Missouri, employers are liable for accidental employee injuries, including cases of fault and negligence. There are different equations for each benefit offered. Our workers’ compensation lawyers in...

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Does Missouri Workers' Compensation Cover Coronavirus (COVID-19) Claims?

We are currently in the midst of an unprecedented and nationwide pandemic, and nothing is certain. Coronavirus has rapidly begun to affect nearly every facet of life, and workers’ compensation legal claims in Missouri are no exception. While businesses continue to adapt to these ever-changing circumstances, this will also inevitably give rise to questions about workers’ compensation rights and...

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Guide to Missouri Workers’ Compensation Claims

A work-related injury comes with many hardships. If you have been injured while on the job or diagnosed with a disease caused by harmful exposure at work, the Missouri workers’ compensation law can provide relief. Types of workers’ compensation benefits may include medical care, lost wages, and possible disability. Our experienced Missouri workers’ compensation lawyers will explain what you...

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What is the Missouri Workers’ Compensation Statute of Limitations?

After a work-related injury, it is imperative to report the injury to your employer as soon as possible. Do not assume that your employer will compensate you without a claim. In 2015 alone, workers’ compensation programs paid $61.9 billion of lost wages and medical payments to claimants. However, you must file a claim before the Missouri workers’ compensation statute of limitations...

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How to Handle Worker's Compensation Retaliation in Joplin, Missouri

The primary purpose of workers’ compensation benefits is to compensate employees for injuries they suffer while at work or performing a job-related activity, without needing to prove who was at fault for the injury. In exchange for these benefits, the covered employees agree not to file a lawsuit against their employer relating to those injuries. As useful as these...

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