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What Is the Jones Act and How Does It Relate to Work Injuries?

Working on a boat at sea is different than your average job. Maritime workers have special training to be able to stay safe while navigating, and their working conditions are a bit more special. This ...

Are Commercial Divers Covered by Workers Compensation Insurance?

Commercial divers have one of the most dangerous career paths, with countless risks surfacing at every corner: drowning, hypoxia, fractures, amputations, etc.

Is It Possible to Get Workers Compensation for Migraines?

Only those who suffer from migraines truly know how debilitating this condition is. Far from being a simple headache, a migraine usually affects an individual’s capacity of working or functioning ...

Are Manual Laborers Who Are Independent Contractors Covered By Workers Comp?

Workers compensation is an insurance policy that protects both the employee and employer in case something goes wrong in the line of duty.

Difference Between Workers Compensation Vs. Third Party Liability

If you’re filing a claim for workers compensation and are faced with a third party, it refers to any other company, individual, or entity other than your employer that may have been involved in your ...

Can My Employer Lower My Income After a Work Injury?

Workers compensation can bring a great deal of financial support for injured workers. The laws in Missouri state that if a worker gets injured or sick on the job, this insurance will cover the costs ...

Can't Return to Work After St Louis Work Injury

The first crucial step that injured workers take is obtaining benefits with the help of a St. Louis workers compensation attorney. Doing so should take care of their finances, but there is another ...

Is Overtime Included in Workers Compensation Claims?

If you have suffered injuries that prevent you from working and you are filing a claim for workers compensation, the amount of money you can claim depends on how much you used to legally earn when ...

Obtaining Missouri Workers Compensation for a Shoulder Injury

A Missouri employee may suffer from an acute shoulder injury or pain can develop over time.

Can an App Help Reduce Workplace Injuries? St. Louis Workers Comp Attorney

Is there anything you can’t do on your phone? Just when you think you’ve seen it all, a new story comes to life about a new app set to revolutionize, well, just about anything.

The Immense Risk of Working While Intoxicated

If you call a St. Louis workers compensation attorney after sustaining damage at work, there is an excellent chance that you’ll get the legal assistance you need. One exception is if you were ...

Physical Assault and Workers’ Compensation

The most common type of workplace injury claims come from accidents. A few typical examples include falling, getting a limb caught in machinery, and lifting too heavy of a load. Still, plenty of ...

Why You Always Need to Come to Work Sober

Though some employees would never come to work intoxicated, others frequently do. Additionally, some workers may go to work under the influence without fully realizing it, due to their substance being ...

Can I Obtain Workers’ Compensation for a Heart Attack?

When you picture a workplace injury, you probably think of something like a broken bone or strain. What you don’t imagine is heart attacks, but people have them at work quite frequently.

The Differences Between Personal Injury and Workers Comp Cases

You have probably heard about these two legal concepts before, but with no background in law, you might not know much about them. First, let’s go over their definition. A personal injury case is when ...

How Social Media Posts Can Impact Workers Comp Claims

There is nothing better than spending some time out of town with family and friends during the summer. Once all the photos and videos taken to commemorate your getaway are taken, the most likely place ...

What Happens If You Opt out of Workers’ Compensation as a Business Owner?

If you are a business owner in the state of Missouri and employ more than five employees, or in the construction industry, you have more than one, you are required to carry workers’ compensation ...

Getting a Fair Workers Comp Settlement Amount

When you are injured on the job, you are generally entitled to receive compensation for the time that you are out of work. In Missouri, it is also possible for the worker to receive compensation in ...

What Can Happen to Your Workers' Compensation Benefits?

If you have received warning that your workers’ compensation benefits are going to terminate due to Form 24, it is critical that you speak with a St. Louis workers’ compensation attorney. If you are ...

Are You Covered Under Workers' Compensation From Day One?

As odd as it may sound, it is not that unusual to be injured on your first day of work. In some industries, accidents happen on the first day frequently, because workers aren’t always sure what they ...
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