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What to Expect from a Motorcycle Accident Settlement

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Motorcycle collisions are among the most dangerous types of accidents that can occur in Missouri. In 2021, the most recent year for which data is available, 159 people in the state were killed in motorcycle crashes, and many more were ...
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What Is a Credible Witness?

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If you’re injured in a car or truck accident, it’s important to ask for the names and contact information of any people who saw what happened. A credible witness can be extremely helpful if you choose to pursue compensation for ...
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Symptoms of a Whiplash Injury

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Whiplash injuries are among the most common types of injuries that can happen in car accidents. According to researchers, more than 1.2 million people in the U.S. go to the emergency department for the treatment of whiplash-associated disorders every year. ...
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Can You File for Workers’ Compensation for an Injury That Developed Over Time?

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Missouri has a workers’ compensation system in place through which employees who suffer workplace injuries or develop occupational diseases can obtain benefits. While most people understand that workers’ compensation might pay benefits for on-the-job injuries from sudden accidents, including falls, ...
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Can Social Media Hurt My Workers’ Compensation Claim?

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For many, social media is a nearly indispensable part of modern life. Most people are active on one or more platforms, and according to Statista, Facebook alone is expected to have over 260 million users in the U.S. in 2027. ...

Can I File a Workers’ Compensation Case If I Contracted COVID?

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The COVID-19 pandemic has caused significant harm and strain on people around the world, including here in Missouri. Unfortunately, many people are exposed to the novel coronavirus at their jobs. If you contracted COVID-19 at work, you might wonder whether ...

How to Win a Workers’ Compensation Appeal

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If you’re injured on the job or learn that your medical condition was caused by your working conditions, you are entitled to pursue workers’ compensation benefits. Unfortunately, some employers and insurers fight workers’ compensation claims. Your employer might dispute your ...

How to Qualify for Workers’ Compensation Benefits

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The workers’ compensation system is designed to provide benefits to employees who are injured at work or develop occupational medical conditions. If you were hurt at your job or learned that your medical condition was caused by the conditions in ...

Missouri Workers’ Compensation FAQs

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In Missouri, the Missouri Workers’ Compensation Law governs the rights of employees who are injured or sickened because of accidents or conditions at their jobs. Under the state’s system, employees who are injured or sickened because of their jobs have ...

Can You Sue If You Accept Workers’ Compensation?

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Each year in Missouri, many people are injured while they are working at their jobs. If you were injured in a workplace accident, you might wonder, “Can you sue if you accept workers’ compensation?” Scroll down to learn more about ...