Tag: workers’ compensation

You Have Rights After an Accident on the Job – Do You Know Them?

Your employer has a legal obligation to make sure your work environment is safe. Sometimes accidents happen that lead to injuries, but those accidents might be due to negligence on the part of your employer. Either way, it’s important for you to know your rights if you’re the one who has been hurt. Protecting Your […]

Written by on January 21, 2020

What to Do First After a Workplace Accident

Getting injured on the job is something that impacts a countless number of families in Missouri every single year. While some people pursue legal action, many are completely unaware of what rights they have in these types of situations. We want to help clarify things if you or someone you love needs to pursue a […]

Written by on January 16, 2020

What Are the Top Injuries for Workers’ Compensation?

Every day, in the State of Missouri, workers are injured on the job. Many of them file workers' compensation claims, and some get the benefits that they deserve. But there are those who don't, and they miss out on compensation that's owed to them.  There are a number of injuries that tend to occur more […]

Written by on September 17, 2019

Two Employees Injured in Olin Brass Explosion

An explosion that took place at the Olin Brass plant in East Alton recently has left two employees seriously injured. Investigators are still working to determine the cause of the explosion, and OSHA was on the scene immediately following the incident. Olin Brass manufactures large rolls of brass sheet metal, which is used in different industries […]

Written by on June 12, 2014

Fatal Construction Accident Halts Work on Stadium

Construction on the new Levi’s Stadium for the San Francisco 49ers was temporarily halted after a fatal construction accident at the Santa Clara, California site. A 60-year-old construction worker was severely injured while unloading rebar at the stadium construction site yesterday morning. He died of his injuries after being transported to the hospital. The construction […]

Written by on October 15, 2013

Freak St. Louis Accident Kills Lawn Service Employee

In a freak accident last week, a lawn service employee was killed while mowing the lawn of Trinity Lutheran Church in St. Charles County, Missouri. The workplace accident occurred when a hydroplaning car skidded off Highway 94, flipping over several times before it struck and killed the lawn service worker. A 5-year employee of the […]

Written by on September 17, 2013

Trooper Pushes Worker to Safety in Construction Zone Accident

Quick thinking allowed a veteran Virginia State Police trooper to push a highway worker to safety before he and another worker were hit by an out-of-control pickup truck in a construction zone accident yesterday. The three men were conferring on the side of the road when the speeding truck jumped the curb and plowed into the […]

Written by on August 27, 2013

Worker Killed on Missouri Bridge Construction Project

A worker was killed in a construction accident yesterday morning while working on the I-70 bridge improvement project just north of St. Louis. The man died at the scene when a 55-gallon drum fell on him while he was working at the construction staging area on a river barge just downstream of the Blanchette Bridge. The […]

Written by on June 11, 2013

Fire Chief Injured when Fire Truck Overturns

The Potosi Fire Chief was injured when the tanker truck he was driving to a fire overturned on March 24 2013.  According to the news report in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Richard Knight was seriously injured when he was partially ejected from the vehicle. It appears that he overcorrected a move the tanker made to […]

Written by on April 2, 2013

Senate Bill May have Impact on Survivors of Mesothelioma Victims

The Missouri Senate that has passed a bill to fund the bankrupt Second Injury Fund of the Missouri Workmen’s Compensation System.  This bill also has some provisions though that relate to liability claims that have been in the courts for several years. In an effort to keep the Second Injury Fund solvent many toxic exposure […]

Written by on February 28, 2013