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How To Prevent Workplace Injuries in 2023

We spend roughly a third of our life at work which means that no matter your occupation, if you get an injury, it will likely occur on the clock. When you think of it this way, it’s easy to see why workplace safety matters for all industries, not just those known for being dangerous. Fortunately, Read More

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What to expect when you file for workers’ comp in Missouri 

Workers’ compensation, often simply referred to as workers’ comp, is a state-mandated insurance system to help workers that are injured while performing their job. Many people have no experience dealing with the workers’ comp system until they find themselves hurt. This is unfortunate because it can be difficult to navigate the system, especially when you Read More

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How To Protect Your Back From Workplace Injuries 

Back injuries are one of the top workplace injuries every year. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), back injuries make up one out of every five injuries in the workplace. The majority of these, around 80%, impact the lower back and are associated with manual materials handling tasks. Middle, upper and Read More

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How long does a workers’ comp case take? 

If you have been hurt on the job, you have lots of questions and concerns. This is completely normal because most people have limited experience dealing with workers’ comp issues. One of the most frequent questions we hear is “how long will it take to settle my workers’ comp case?” Today we are going to Read More

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If I Caught COVID-19 on the Job, Can I Collect Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

The COVID-19 pandemic has opened up a whole new avenue of potential workers’ compensation claims. If you believe you were exposed to coronavirus and caught the virus while on the job, then you might be able to collect workers’ compensation benefits. As we’re still in the early stages of this healthcare crisis, pinning down exactly Read More

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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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How OSHA Sets Standards for Workplace Safety

All employers in the United States are obligated by law to provide a reasonably safe and secure workplace for their employees. The federal agency in charge of these requirements is the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA).  OSHA oversees worker safety issues nationwide, providing training to employers, inspecting jobsites and enforcing safety standards. If the Read More

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Repetitive Motion Injuries Common in Missouri Workplaces

When you think about workplace injuries, what might first come to mind are sudden accidents causing injuries like broken bones and strained muscles. However, some of the most common work-related injuries occur over time, and they may be difficult to notice at first. For example, repetitive motion injuries stem from individuals constantly performing the same Read More

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Recent Gas Pipeline Explosion Kills One Worker

A worker in east Texas died recently in an accident caused by an exploding natural gas pipeline. Investigators say that the 32-year-old man, who was the father of four children, accidentally hit a live pipeline while he was running a mulching machine as part of his job duties. The line ruptured and the worker was Read More

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Kansas Worker Killed in Construction Site Accident

A construction worker in Kansas died in late July after suffering serious injuries in a workplace accident. The 40-year-old man’s injuries reportedly occurred when his co-workers attempted to use a forklift to lift him up in a wooden box, which slipped off, causing the man to fall. The worker, who was in the country on Read More

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