Calculating Workers’ Compensation Benefits in Missouri


In Missouri, workers’ compensation provides medical, wage loss, and disability benefits.  Workers’ compensation is a vital safety net for employees who suffer injuries or illnesses related to their job. In Missouri, the workers’ compensation system is designed to provide injured workers with necessary medical care and financial support. It’s important to understand the general framework … Read more

Updated: December 14, 2023

What Is Shift Work Disorder? 

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Shift work disorder is a circadian rhythm sleep disorder that affects people who work non-traditional hours. Most of us are familiar with the traditional nine-to-five workday. However, due to the nature of some occupations, many employees find themselves working various shifts every few days or every other week. These changing shift times can often lead … Read more

Updated: January 13, 2023

7 Important Documents to Provide Your Missouri Workers’ Comp Attorney

These seven documents will help your Missouri workers comp attorney pursue the benefits you are legally entitled to after a work injury. If you’ve been injured on the job, it’s generally best to speak with a workers’ compensation attorney to ensure you get the benefits you are legally entitled to. However, for your attorney to … Read more

Updated: February 16, 2022

“Why Are My Workers Compensation Benefits Taking So Long?”

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Work-related injuries often come with high medical bills, not to mention they can force you to stay out of work for days. “When does workers’ comp start paying my benefits?” This is a common question that most work injury victims ask, and rightfully so. Work-related injuries often come with high medical bills, not to mention … Read more

Updated: January 19, 2022

Does Missouri Workers’ Compensation Cover Volunteers?

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Volunteers are generally not covered under workers’ compensation in Missouri. However, because there are some exceptions, you shouldn’t assume you aren’t eligible. Like other workers, volunteers can suffer injuries while working, and this begs the question: what happens when a volunteer gets hurt while on the job? Are they eligible for workers’ comp benefits? What … Read more

Updated: December 7, 2021

What Is a Lump-Sum Settlement? – Kansas City Workers Comp Attorney

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Lump-sum settlements are a payment option where an injured employee receives a one-time compensation for losses incurred from a work-related injury. As a worker, you are generally entitled to compensation for losses incurred due to work-related injuries. The benefits you receive will help meet your lost wages, medical costs, temporary total disability, and emotional distress. … Read more

Updated: September 22, 2021