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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 ...

How to Properly Report a Work Injury

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If you are injured at work, you might be entitled to recover workers’ compensation benefits. Missouri employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance or to self-insure to protect the safety of their employees. The workers’ compensation system does not ...

What If a Car Accident Aggravated a Pre-Existing Condition?

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In general, accident victims are not allowed to pursue damages for their pre-existing medical conditions or injuries. However, if your car accident aggravated a pre-existing condition, you can seek damages that arise from the worsening of your medical condition. That ...
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The Most Important Car Accident Evidence

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Car accidents are an unfortunately common part of life. In 2020, the Missouri State Highway Patrol reported that a total of 131,390 collisions occurred, resulting in 47,894 injuries and 987 fatalities. If you are involved in a collision that was ...
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How Does Having an Attorney Help Me Get Full Benefits?

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If you have been injured while working on the job or have learned that your medical condition was caused by your work conditions, you can file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits in Missouri. As you prepare to file your ...
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My Workers’ Compensation Claim Seems Indisputable. Do I Need an Attorney?

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If you’ve been injured while working in Missouri, you might ask yourself whether it’s necessary to hire a workers’ compensation lawyer. Many injured workers wonder, “Do I need an attorney?” Some large local employers even advise their injured employees not ...

What to Do If You Injure Your Back at Work

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Back injuries are some of the most common injuries that workers report occurring because of their work duties. Back injuries can be severe and require prompt treatment and diagnosis to determine if the injury is soft tissue in nature, or ...