Recent Posts in Work Injuries & Accidents Category

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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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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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Preventing workplace falls on Missouri construction sites: Plan, provide & train

It's common for Missouri construction workers to work at elevated levels, using ladders or other equipment to reach desired heights. Sadly, many falls happen on job sites each year: fall-related ...
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What research reveals about workplace injuries in Missouri, nationwide

Recent research has provided both employers and employees alike with specific data concerning workplace injuries: where they happen, why they happen, and how often they happen. When examined together, ...
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The Fatal Four: Injuries prevalent on construction sites in Missouri and throughout the U.S.

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), 4,114 American workers were killed while working in private industry in 2011. Of those fatalities, 721 - or 17.5% occurred in the ...
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Texas employee awarded $5.5 million after suffering traumatic brain injury on the job

A Texas man has been awarded $5.5 million in connection with a 2007 injury he suffered on the job. According to the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, Charles Robison sustained skull and facial fractures, ...
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Construction workers at increased risk of fatal workplace falls in Missouri and nationwide

A Mississippi construction worker has died of multiple blunt force injuries after he was hospitalized for nearly a week following fall at a construction site. The Clarion Ledger reports that 43 ...
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Parking garage collapses, bringing five stories of concrete down on construction crew

On Wednesday, three workers were killed, one is presumed dead, and at least 10 others were injured when an under-construction parking garage "pancaked" on a Florida college campus. According to The ...
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EMS worker killed in ambulance/semi crash: Driver charged

An emergency medical technician has been formally charged in connection with a fatal North Carolina crash that killed his coworker. The Charlotte Observer reports that Jonathan Cory Brown has been ...
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PA construction worker dies after falling 8 stories from roof

Last week, a construction worker was killed when he fell eight stories from the roof of a Thomas Jefferson University Hospital building. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that the 39 year-old man, who ...
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Office workers at increased risk for "chair disease, study finds

We tend to think about workplace injuries in connection with jobs involving physical labor, but that isn't always the case. While it's true that many on-the-job injuries occur in workers with physical ...
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SUV falls 40 feet down elevator shaft in bizarre Manhattan accident: 2 workers injured

Last week, two garage attendants were injured on the job when a 4,500-pound Lexus SUV fell approximately 40 feet down an elevator shaft in Manhattan. According to the Wall Street Journal, a trained ...
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OSHA Warns Outdoor Workers About Risks of Heat-Related Illnesses & Fatalities

The summer months in Missouri are hot and dangerous for outdoor workers, who risk serious heat illnesses as temperatures rise. In particular, construction workers, agriculture workers, and utility ...
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Workplace Injury Plus Medical Malpractice Equals a Complicated Case

Normally, workers' compensation claims are very different from medical malpractice cases. But what happens when medical malpractice results from treatment for an injury covered by workers' ...
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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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Missouri Chamber of Commerce Meets in Kansas City, Identifies Workers' Compensation Reform as a Major Priority

The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry names workers' compensation reform as one of its "leading legislative priorities," according to the Chamber's website. The Board of Directors approved the ...
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Cumulative Trauma Injuries and Missouri Workers' Compensation Claims Impacting Workers in Joplin, Missouri and Surrounding Area

The question is often asked, "My medical problems were caused by my job, but I didn't have any specific accident. Can I still collect workers' compensation benefits?" In this article Joplin, Missouri ...
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Labor Commission Decision Finds Immigration Status Irrelevant for Missouri Workers' Compensation Purposes

Vega-Rivera v. Hyatt In Maribel Vega-Rivera v. Hyatt, Injury No. 08-103142 (Mo. Labor & Indus. Rel. Comm. 2011), the Missouri Labor Commission affirmed an Administrative Law Judge's Award of workers' ...
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Missouri Workers Receive More Back Injuries Caused by Repetitive Motion Activities

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) reports that more than 600,000 workers suffer from back disorders annually. Missouri workers' compensation lawyers are very aware that ...
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Springfield Missouri Workers' Compensation Lawyers Analyze Case Affirming Second Injury Fund Payments for Medical Bills Paid Directly to Injured Worker

The Missouri workers' compensation lawyers review recent Springfield Missouri work comp cases. This Missouri worker's compensation appellate court decision approved payments from the Second Injury ...
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How Did a Workers' Comp Case Wind Up Costing Taxpayers $128,424?

Missouri Workers' Compensation lawyers have been watching the situation in our neighboring state of Illinois, where the whole workers' compensation system has been overhauled. Scandals in the state ...
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Are Complications Arising From Surgery Covered by Missouri Workers' Compensation?

Missouri Workers' Compensation lawyers were pleased to see a favorable outcome for an injured employee in the case of Proffer v. Federal Mogul Corp., No. SD30871. In this Missouri Worker's Comp case, ...
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OSHA Updates Walking and Working Surface Regulations to Help Prevent Fall Accidents and On the Job Injuries in Missouri and Elsewhere

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration is going to make some changes to their rules and regulations to help prevent work accidents. This change was first ...
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Are You Compensated for an Injury if You Work at Home Under Missouri's Workers' Comp Laws?

Nowadays Missouri Workers' Compensation Lawyers are seeing more and more cases of injuries to an employee who works out of their home, as this type of arrangement is becoming more and more popular. ...
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Protecting your Rights in the Wake of a Missouri Work Accident

Our workers' compensation lawyers in Columbia have discussed many of the basics to filing a work injury claim in Missouri. As we launch our Missouri Workers' Compensation Lawyer Blog, it's ...
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