work comp

Study Finds Falls Still Killing Too Many Construction Workers

June 26, 2018

By: Eric T. Chaffin The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recently published a new study in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine. According to the study, falls remain a persistent cause of work-related injuries and deaths, with the construction and oil and…

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City [of Columbia] workers’ comp claims down

March 12, 2018

By: Caitlin Campbell City workers are being injured less frequently and severely than in previous years, according to the city’s Risk Management division. The annual number and average cost of workers’ compensation claims for city employees decreased in 2017, which continued a downward trend since…

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Was the Drilling Company Negligent in Five Oil-Rig Deaths?

February 14, 2018

By: Eric Chaffin On Monday, January 22, 2018, an explosion rocked an oil rig south of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Reports showed that 16 employees escaped with minor injuries, with one employee airlifted to a nearby hospital with burn injuries. Five more employees, however, were too close…

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First responders could be eligible for worker’s compensation

January 26, 2018

by Elizabeth Hoffman Thursday, December 21st 2017 JEFFERSON CITY — Governor Eric Greitens announced his support for a policy change that would make firefighters, police officers and first responders eligible for workers’ compensation. Issues would range to include cancer due to exposure to stress. Jefferson City…

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How Do Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Get Paid?

October 27, 2017

                Most workers’ compensation lawyers get paid on a contingency fee basis. This means that the lawyer’s payment is contingent on the case recovering money either by settlement or lawsuit. If the lawyer does not recover any money then you don’t owe the lawyer any…

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Most workers comp medical reviews agree with treating physician

September 18, 2017

By: Louise Esola                   In the first half of 2017, more than 91.3% of all utilization review physicians’ modifications or denials of treatment that were reviewed by an independent medical review doctor in California were upheld, a study released Thursday by the Oakland-based California Workers’ Compensation…

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Exoskeletons could help prevent on the job injuries.

June 16, 2017

On the job injuries and workers compensation can be costly to both employers and employees. Lowe’s has taken initiative to help promote work place safety with exoskeletons that assist employees while lifting throughout the day. Lowe’s prototype exoskeletons give warehouse workers a boost The non-motorized exoskeletons…

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Workers’ Compensation: How to Pursue a Claim

April 21, 2016

Missouri is home to thousands of working men and women who pride themselves on the work they do. Unfortunately, every year many of these workers are injured on the job. If you are injured on the job, workers’ compensation laws can help you with the…

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