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Should You Get a Second Opinion After a Workplace Injury?

Posted December 1, 2023
You’ve always given your employer your best at work, but now an injury has you off your feet and unable to return to the workplace until you fully recover. Suffering a serious injury that keeps you from earning a living is a distressing experience. We all know that workers’ compensation is meant to be...
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What Is the Average Workers’ Compensation Settlement?

Posted October 30, 2023
You put your best into your work, but when you’re hurt on the job it can quickly cause financial hardship. Thankfully, Missouri requires employers with five or more employees to provide workers’ compensation for employees injured or made ill at the workplace. Workers’ compensation in Missouri helps pay the medical bills for an injured...
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Workers’ comp vs. disability

Posted April 20, 2023
Workers’ compensation and disability insurance protect you from injuries incurred on the job. However, there are critical differences between the two.Here are these policies’ key similarities and differences so you know the best options.What is workers’ comp?Workers’ comp is insurance offered by your employer. When you become sick or injured while performing work-related activities,...
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Can my employer force me to return to work after a workplace injury?

Posted February 25, 2023
Employers do not like to pay workers’ compensation benefits, but it is a law when you suffer an injury at work. Thanks to a benefit plan, you receive financial help for the medical care and treatment needed to recover from the injury. These benefits also replace lost wages due to the injury.Under Missouri law...
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Can you receive compensation for an injury that occurs on break?

Posted October 25, 2022
You are likely aware of your rights to workers’ compensation as part of the benefits package provided by your employer. If you sustain an injury during one of your break periods, however, it might not be clear if you are eligible to claim compensation after the incident.It stands to reason that an injury must...
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Returning to work too soon after a workplace injury

Posted August 20, 2022
Many work-related injuries require significant time to heal correctly and thoroughly. However, If you sustain a qualifying injury while performing your job, Missouri’s workers’ compensation benefits can help you pay your bills until you can return to work.Unfortunately, returning to work too soon can lead to physical and financial complications.Why do injured workers return...
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