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Memorial Day Safety Tips!

We want you to have the most memorable Memorial Day imaginable. But we also want you and your family to stay safe. Wherever your adventures may take you, be sure to keep these simple safety pointers ...
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Survivor benefits & Missouri workers' compensation law: Who is eligible?

As Missouri workers' compensation lawyers, we know that the aftermath of a fatal workplace accident can be a confusing and traumatic time for the victim's loved ones. We also know that sometimes ...
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Avoiding winter workplace hazards: Tips for Missouri employees

While many of us can opt to stay home when winter weather comes to Missouri, some workers in our state aren't so lucky. Utility workers, emergency responders, highway workers, federal, state and local ...
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Missouri workers' compensation: What you need to know after an on-the-job injury

As Missouri workers' compensation lawyers, we know the aftermath of a serious workplace injury is often a confusing, overwhelming time for both injury victims and their families. If you or a loved one ...
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Dealing with a Missouri workers' comp claim? How a lawyer can help

At Aaron Sachs and Associates, our workers' compensation lawyers represent employees who have suffered on-the-job injuries in Missouri. If you've been injured at work, we may be able to assist you in ...
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Managing medical treatment issues as a Missouri workers' compensation claimant

According to Missouri's Workers' Compensation Law, your employer has the right to choose the injured employee's health care provider. Most employers will then delegate that responsibility to their ...
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Dealing with a workplace injury? 5 FAQs answered for Missouri workers

As Missouri workers' compensation lawyers, we know the aftermath of an on-the-job injury can be overwhelming and confusing for injury victims and their loved ones. On top of dealing with the physical ...
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Download our free Missouri Work Comp App!

The aftermath of a workplace injury can be an overwhelming, confusing time: after all, injured workers have several issues to consider, and it can be hard to know where to begin. If you've been ...
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How do other kinds of benefits impact Missouri workers' compensation claims?

Our Missouri workers' compensation attorneys know that many seemingly simple workers' comp cases can become much more complex when other government benefits and agencies are involved. If you are ...
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Dealing with a workplace injury: Tips and info for Missouri workers

If you or a loved one has been injured on the job in Missouri, you may be hesitant about taking legal action because you're concerned about the impact it could have on your employment. Many injured ...
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Are American workplaces becoming safer for employees?

In recent years, safety conditions have improved dramatically in American workplaces, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. The Bureau of Labor Statistics' annual report on workplace deaths ...
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Workers' Comp Legislature Passed By MO House, Then Vetoed by Gov. Nixon: Provisions of SB 572 Still Up for Debate

Workers' compensation law - in particular, Senate Bill 572 - has been the subject of much debate in the Missouri legislature throughout the last month. In early March, the bill passed in the Missouri ...
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Missouri Work Accidents Often Impact Lungs, Hearing

In 2011, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) have developed two guidance documents (one for employers and one for ...
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Best Practices for Injured Missouri Workers: Part 4 of 4

In the last installment of our 4 part series, "Best Practices for Injured Workers," our Missouri workers' compensation attorneys discuss the different ways that workers' comp claims can be resolved. ...
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Best Practices for Injured Missouri Workers: Part 3 of 4

In Part 3 of our 4 part series, "Best Practices for Injured Workers," our Missouri workers' compensation attorneys provide information about the different kinds of benefits available to workers' ...
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Best Practices for Injured Missouri Workers: Part 2 of 4

In Part 2 of our 4 part series, "Best Practices for Injured Workers," our Missouri workers' compensation attorneys offer some guidelines related to medical care. Receiving appropriate medical ...
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Best Practices for Injured Missouri Workers: Part 1 of 4

If you are injured on the job in Missouri, it's essential that you take certain actions as soon as possible following your injury. In this 4 part series, our workers' compensation attorneys will ...
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Missouri Senate Bill No. 572 Aims to Solve Second Injury Fund Issues

As Missouri workers' compensation attorneys, we've written at length about the need for reform in terms of Missouri's Second Injury fund. The fund, designed to supply benefits to reinjured workers, is ...
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When Should You Hire an Attorney For a Missouri Workers' Compensation Case?

When injured workers are trying to decide whether or not they should hire Missouri workers' compensation attorneys, there are a number of factors to consider. In this post, we provide an overview of ...
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Springfield, Missouri Construction Accidents Can Involve a Third Party Claim In Addition to a Workers' Comp Claim

Springfield, Missouri workers' compensation lawyers believe that construction injury claims can be very different than other types of injury claims. It is not news to anyone that the construction ...
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OSHA Reports 2010 Workplace Fatality Totals Similar to Last Year

Recently, Springfield workers' compensation lawyers got their first look at the workplace fatality statistics for 2010, when OSHA issued the Bureau of Labor Statistics' National Census of Fatal ...
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Misclassification of Employees a Growing Problem in Missouri and Nationwide: Can These Workers Collect Workers' Compensation?

Springfield, Missouri workers' compensation lawyers recently noticed an article in Bloomberg Business Week about misclassified workers in Connecticut. According to the report, labor officials issued ...
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Opioid Addiction is a Dangerous Issue for Workers' Comp Claimants in Springfield, Missouri and Nationwide

A Springfield MO worker receives a back injury on the job, and goes on Missouri workers' compensation. His injury is not serious, but extremely painful, with excruciating muscle spasms. His doctor ...
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Kansas City Missouri, Workers' Compensation Attorneys Address Frequently Asked Questions About Missouri Workers' Compensation--Part Four

Kansas City workers' compensation lawyers address permanent disability benefits in this fourth post on frequently asked questions under the Missouri workers' compensation law. Some common questions ...
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Kansas City Missouri, Workers' Compensation Attorneys Address Frequently Asked Questions About Missouri Workers' Compensation--Part Two

This is the second post in our Q & A series about Missouri workers' compensation law regarding the rights of injured workers in Lee Summit, Kansas City, and across Missouri. Questions about medical ...
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