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Will COVID-19 Change the Workers’ Compensation System Forever?

Even after the worst part of the coronavirus pandemic subsides, it will likely take many years to assess the ways it has altered American society and culture. Certainly, the effects on employment and the healthcare industry will be significant, so we should expect laws to change to address those changed circumstances. Accordingly, states might be Read More

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Can You Bring an Emotional Distress Claim Related to COVID-19?

The novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is not only potentially deadly, but can be transmitted by individuals who are not showing any symptoms, so people might fear that they’ve contracted the illness even if they feel fine. While the virus has existed in the United States for months, obtaining a test is still difficult in Read More

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Drop in Car Crashes, Spike in Bicycle Accidents Linked to Coronavirus

Once Americans came to understand how deadly the coronavirus can be and how easily it is passed from person to person, transportation habits changed. Not only did people drastically curtail business and personal travel, but many stopped going to their workplaces. That has led to a reduction in car accidents at the same time that Read More

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What to Do After Auto Accidents That Result in Injuries

An accident can leave you struggling to pay your bills and cover expenses, particularly if you cannot work due to the severity of the injury or disability you sustained in a car wreck. If all of your attempts to be compensated for injuries have resulted in auto insurance claims delays or denials, you need a Read More

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Workers’ Compensation Insurance Requirements

Workers’ Compensation Insurance Requirements in St. Louis In Missouri, a business that employs five or more employees is required to purchase workers’ compensation insurance or carry self-insurance to reimburse employees who are injured on the job. Construction industry employers, including contractors and subcontractors, must obtain workers’ comp coverage if they have even one employee. When Read More

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How to Report an On-The-Job Injury

How to Report an On-The-Job Injury in St. Louis If you have been injured at work, you must report your workplace injury to an employer or supervisor, in writing, within 30 days from the date you sustained the injury or became aware of it. Failure to provide timely, written notice of your injury could result Read More

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The Importance of Filing a Timely Boating Accident Report in Missouri

Missouri Boat Accident Lawyer Discusses Boating Laws If you are ever involved in an accident on Missouri’s waterways, The Handbook of Missouri Boating Laws and Responsibilities provides you with an accident checklist of steps to respond to the emergency and report the incident. Your first responsibility is to stop and to remain at the scene. Your Read More

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Failure to Report Medical Mistakes by Doctors, Nurses and Hospitals

Failure to Report Medical Mistakes by Doctors, Nurses and Hospitals Some doctors, nurses and hospitals are not as forthcoming as they should be when they suspect that a medical mistake has been made — and it is often up to the patients and their families to discover these errors.  Breaking through the cone of silence Read More

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Avoiding the Most Common Mistakes Made By Consumers Injured by Dangerous or Defective Products

The biggest mistake you can make when you have been injured by a defective product is to dispose of the product, the product packaging or the receipt information. You need to preserve the evidence if you go to trial. Tests need to be conducted to demonstrate precisely how a: Device malfunctioned Prescription drug caused harm Read More

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How Degree of Fault Affects Your Right to Compensation after an Accident or Injury

In Missouri, comparative negligence laws exist to ensure that the negligent parties pay the cost of injuries only to the extent that they are responsible for causing the resultant harm.  However, comparative fault laws also motivate insurance claim adjusters to increase your degree of fault, and thus reduce the dollar value of the settlement award Read More

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