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Oklahoma Supreme Court Finds Clause in Workers' Compensation Act Unconstitutional

The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled a key clause of a worker’s compensation reform law unconstitutional. The provision allows employers to opt-out of traditional workers compensation insurance if ...
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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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Filing a Missouri workers' comp claim: What injured employees need to know

As personal injury lawyers, we know that the Missouri workers' compensation system can be confusing and intimidating for injured employees and their loved ones. In this post, we address a few ...
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Missouri Supreme Court decision extends legal protections for injured workers

This week, the Missouri Supreme Court overturned 30 years of precedent in a ruling that strengthens legal protection for workers who are fired after suffering on-the-job injuries. It has always been ...
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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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Injured on the job? 5 FAQs answered for Missouri workers

The aftermath of a workplace injury can be a confusing, overwhelming time for victims and their loved ones. In this post, our Missouri workers' compensation lawyers answer five questions we often hear ...
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Mold in the workplace: What Missouri employees need to know

When most people hear about a workers' compensation claim, they often think of accidents resulting in physical injuries like broken bones, back or neck injuries, or permanent disability. However, a ...
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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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Missouri workers must prove injuries arose "out of and in the course of employment" to collect workers' comp

Under Missouri law, an employee must demonstrate that a workplace injury "[arose] out of and in the course of employment" to be eligible for workers' comp benefits. It might seem black and white: ...
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Missouri Court of Appeals affirms award to employee injured in workplace fall

Recently, the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, upheld a decision awarding workers' compensation benefits to a Missouri employee injured in a workplace fall. The claimant, Jason Pope, was ...
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OK appeals panel upholds decision granting workers' comp benefits to state representative

An Oklahoma appeals panel has upheld a ruling that awarded workers' compensation benefits to a state representative who was injured in a car crash. According to The Oklahoman, the panel determined ...
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Missouri workplace injuries must arise "out of and in the course of employment" to be compensable

A California appeals court has ruled that the state is not liable for a crash caused by a state employee who was driving to work after a medical appointment for a work-related injury. The case ...
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Nail salons and chemical overexposure: The risks facing Missouri workers

The summer months bring increased business to beauty salons across the United States. Summertime reigns as the busiest season for nail technicians in the U.S., with more than 375,000 people working in ...
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Bill Preventing Co-Worker Lawsuits Passes Missouri General Assembly: Occupational Diseases & Second Injury Fund Left in Limbo

On Tuesday afternoon, the Missouri General Assembly passed a bill that will prohibit employees from suing their co-workers for on-the-job injuries. The legislation would only allow employees to sue ...
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Former St. Louis Rams Linebacker Files Lawsuit Connected to Missouri Workers' Compensation Claim

Jamie Duncan, former linebacker for the St. Louis Rams, has filed a lawsuit in City Court against his former attorney, Mark L. Floyd of the Floyd Law Firm. The lawsuit is connected to a Missouri ...
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High-Priced Prescription Drugs Contribute $2.1 Billion to Workers' Compensation Costs in Missouri & Nationwide

Between treatment, rehabilitation and medication costs, recovering from a workplace injury can become very expensive very quickly. In particular, the expense associated with certain prescription drugs ...
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Employee Classification, Location Among Factors Affecting Missouri Workers' Compensation Awards

In this post, the Missouri workers' compensation attorneys would like to discuss a recent decision of the Missouri Court of Appeals. In Rader vs. Werner Enterprises, No. ED95905, ---S.W.3d --- ...
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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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Where Do You Apply for Workers' Comp Benefits if Your Employment is Not Localized to Any Particular State?

The Greene County workers' compensation attorneys know that certain factors can complicate workers' comp claims. That's why it's so important to have a lawyer advising you throughout the process. ...
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Obesity a "Big" Issue in Springfield Missouri Workers' Compensation Claims

What is the relationship between a pre-existing condition such as obesity and an injured workers' right to obtain full compensation for his work-related injury? This is a question that has started to ...
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Can Springfield Missouri Workers Receive Workers' Compensation for PTSD?

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) was once associated strictly with veterans of wars, but now it has become an accepted diagnosis for mental health issues caused by all sorts of different ...
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Proving Hepatitis C as an Occupational Illness Difficult in Springfield, Missouri Workers' Compensation Cases

Springfield MO workers' compensation lawyers have been following a disputed workers' comp case in PA that went all the way up to the state Supreme Court. It involved a death benefits claim by the ...
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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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Joplin Missouri Hero to Finally Receive Workers' Comp Benefits after 5 Months and 2.5 Million in Medical Bills

As members of the Joplin community, we were deeply affected by the May tornado, and the destruction and loss of life and suffering it has caused our friends and neighbors. We are grateful that our ...
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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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