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Are Long Term Illnesses Covered under Workers Compensation?

Each year, millions of people get injured or become sick at their places of work. Some suffer only minor injuries that require minimal medical intervention, while some others receive serious injuries that render them disabled for the lifetime. Workplace injuries can turn out quite costly because of associated medical expenses and wage loss due to … Read more

Updated: August 23, 2019

What are the Differences Between Workers’ Compensation and Personal Injury Cases?

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It is not easy for some people to tell the differences between workers’ compensation cases and personal injury lawsuits. The major difference between these two is that you need to prove fault in a personal injury lawsuit, but the same is not required in a worker’s compensation case. Workers’ compensation and personal injury cases may … Read more

Updated: August 23, 2019

Missouri Workers’ Compensation and Lower Body Injuries

Lower body injuries are not uncommon for workers in construction, manufacturing, and other sectors. Falls, slips, collisions, and other accidents can cause injuries of the foot, ankle, knee, and hip. However, to be eligible for workers’ compensation, the injured worker will have to prove that the injury occurred during the course and scope of employment and … Read more

Updated: August 21, 2019

What Employers Need to Know About Workers’ Compensation

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Workers’ Compensation is designed to protect the interests of both employees and employers. The Workers’ Compensation system protects the rights of injured employees. It also saves their employer from litigation that may arise out of a workplace accident or injury. It is as important for an employer to be educated about the Missouri workers’ compensation … Read more

Updated: June 1, 2017

Why Injured Workers Should File for Workers’ Compensation

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Kansas City work injury lawyer James M. Hoffmann discusses why injured workers should file for workers compensation. Under the Missouri workers compensation system, an injured worker is entitled to medical benefits, and also disability benefits if they are unable to return to work. The employer or his workers’ compensation insurance company is responsible for paying … Read more

Updated: August 23, 2019

Workers Compensation: Construction Accidents

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Construction sites are among the most hazardous workplaces. Falling objects, heavy equipment, and faulty scaffolding make the working environment hazardous for the construction workers. Every year, thousands of workers get injured and even killed at constructions sites. In spite of the known dangers, construction workers risk their lives every day to earn a living. Thankfully, … Read more

Updated: August 23, 2019