Workers' Compensation

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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What is the “Second Injury Fund”?

If you have ever filed a Workers Compensation claim, you may be familiar with the “Second Injury” Fund. The Second Injury Fund is a fund maintained by the State, which is subsidized by a surcharge imposed on the Employer’s Workers Compensation premiums. The purpose of the fund is to provide additional benefits to injured workers, under specific situations. Our...

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Worker’s Compensation Attorney Explains the Appeal Process

If you have been injured on the job, there are a lot of issues that can arise if your injury is covered by your employer’s Worker’s Comp carrier. One of the more stressful issues is the Worker’s Comp hearing. Hearings can be complicated to navigate if you do not have experience with them. Judges often limit the evidence that...

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What Should I Do if I am Injured at Work?

If you have been injured at work, you are probably wondering what your next step should be and whether you need to hire an attorney. If there are any complex issues in your case, it may be wise to consult with a Workers’ Compensation attorney. For example, if your employer denies your claim or you do not receive the benefits...

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Workers Comp Attorney Shares Common Defenses to Claims

Although employees who suffer work-related injuries are entitled to benefits under most circumstances, there are still some defenses available to employers that may relieve them of their obligation to pay workers compensation benefits to their employees. The no-fault system does not require employers to pay benefits in every single situation. There are a few defenses that are available to...

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No Workers Comp Benefits for Pain and Suffering in Missouri

While personal injury lawsuits allow victims to receive compensation for pain and suffering, the same is not true in workers comp cases. In Missouri, as in most other states, workers comp benefits only cover medical and disability claims, but not claims for pain and suffering.If you suffered a work-related injury or illness that has resulted in pain and suffering,...

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Can I Sue the Person Who Caused the Injury or Death?

While it is true that workers compensation benefits are considered an exclusive remedy, meaning the only way to be compensated for a workplace injury or illness is by filing a workers compensation claim, there are some situations where you may be able to file a lawsuit against the individual who actually caused the injury. This may also be true...

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