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Workers’ Compensation

Top Injuries That Result in Workers’ Compensation Claims

Workers’ compensation was created to protect those who are injured while on the job. Under the laws, if you sustain a work-related injury, you will receive compensation for that injury and even compensation for a portion of your lost wages so that you can recover. There are hundreds of workers’ compensation claims filed each year…

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Employer Retaliation After Workers’ Comp Claim

Let’s be clear right now – it is illegal for employers to retaliate against employees for filing a workers’ compensation claim in St. Louis. In fact, Missouri law is very clear about employees’ exercising their right to seek workers’ compensation. Missouri Revised Statutes section 287.780.1 prohibits employers from discharging or in any way discriminating against…

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Construction Injuries in Missouri

The construction industry is a prime place for serious injuries. Working in the heat, at dangerous heights, with materials that can fall, and many other risk factors can lead to accidents that can range anywhere from minor to fatal. Examples of some common construction injuries and illnesses include      Heat stroke      Amputation      Broken or sprained bones…

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Common Mistakes Made When Filing for Workers’ Compensation

Missouri workers are injured on the job each year and many of those injuries are caused by hazards their employers could have easily corrected. From dangerous work conditions to unsafe machinery or lack of training, the Missouri Division of Workers’ Compensation is constantly investigating workplace safety to identify these hazards and promote a safer workplace…

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May is Building Safety Month

Building codes exist to protect us from disasters such as structural collapse and fires. In our modern, constantly developing society, building codes are essential to the safety and well-being of everyone. Without building codes, structures could be erected without utilizing known safety features, such as fire-resistant and non-toxic materials. In an effort to educate the…

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Most Common Workplace Fatalities

Thousands of people suffer fatal injuries in the workplace every year. In many cases, family members of victims of workplace fatalities are able to recover financial compensation for their loss. This article takes a look at some of the most common causes of job-related deaths that can give rise to claims for compensation. OSHA’s “Fatal…

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