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What happens when I go back to work?

When you are injured on the job, the immediate focus is on healing. Once all of the medical needs have been taken care of and a care plan for the work-related injuries put in place, that focus can shift to any legal or workers' compensation issues. Understanding how going back to work can affect your workers' compensation is critical to making fully informed decisions.

Do I Need an Attorney

If you have been injured in an accident, you may be wondering whether you need an attorney to pursue a claim on your behalf.  Not every case requires an attorney and in some cases, where damages are minimal, an attorney will be of little assistance.  At the same time, questions with regard to the amount your injuries are worth, comparative fault, and hospital liens can make settling a case on your own very difficult.  

Tort Reform

Carson and Coil personal injury attorney, Mark Ludwig penned a letter to the editor which was published in the Jefferson City News Tribune on Sunday, March 22, 2015, on the issue of tort reform.  In his letter, Mr. Ludwig rips through each of the pro tort reform arguments.  

What to do if a workers' compensation conference fails

If you are injured on the job in Missouri, workers' compensation is supposed to pay for things like lost wages, and medical bills. However, you may find that you are not being paid all of the compensation to which you are entitled.

Temporary, permanent disability both yield worker benefits

Do you know about every type of benefit you may receive after suffering a compensable disabling work injury? Too many Missouri residents miss out on the financial compensation that they need and deserve because they do not understand their rights after they suffer permanent disability because of a work accident. Understanding the definition of key workers' compensation terms can help you get the financial remuneration you need in the wake of a disabling incident.

Construction company cited after workplace injury with sewer pipe

A Eureka, Missouri, construction company has received a major reprimand and punishment from the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration after a worker was seriously injured on the job. Official reports show that Gershenson Construction received 11 safety citations after the workplace injury, which occurred when the victim was struck by a sewer pipe. The man fractured a vertebra when he was knocked into a 13-foot trench. The company has been hit with $110,400 in proposed fines.

Roofing company cited for violations that could cause job injury

A Missouri company has come under fire after serious workplace violations that could have jeopardized worker health. The firm, Andres Roofing Co. in Des Peres, Missouri, is facing citations of nearly $53,000 in connection with the four repeat safety violations. Workers at company construction sites faced high risk of workplace injuries because of inadequate fall protection, according to investigators from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Missouri governor's veto of workers' comp bill stands

This week in Jefferson City, lawmakers did not successfully override the governor's veto of a bill that would have created an online database for Missouri's workers' compensation claims. The bill would have allowed employers to look up the status of workers' compensation claims online by using a worker's name and Social Security number.

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