In Missouri, Who is Liable for Dog Bites?

In most states in the U.S., a dog owner isn’t automatically liable for an animal’s actions. However in the state of Missouri, if a dog bites someone without provocation, the dog’s owner is strictly liable for the dog’s behavior and is required to compensate victims… read more

How Much Can You Get if You’re Bitten by a Dog?

Dog bite settlements are calculated based on several factors; most importantly, a state’s dog bites laws. In some states, if a person is bitten by someone else’s dog, unprovoked, the victim is eligible to file a claim against the dog’s owner due to strict liability…. read more

How Do You Sue If You’re Bit By a Dog in Missouri?

Missouri uses the rule of strict liability, which allows dog bite victims to sue a dog’s owner to recover compensation for their harm and losses caused in a dog bite accident. However, if the accident occurred on private property or the victim provoked the dog… read more

Do I Need a Lawyer If My Child Was Bit By a Dog?

Children are the primary victims of severe dog bite injuries. Thousands of children under the age of 9 are injured in dog bite accidents in the U.S. every year, and most require medical treatment for their injuries. No parent should have to experience their child… read more

What Should I Do if I’m in a Commercial Truck Accident?

Commercial truck accidents are often severe and can cause slow-healing or permanent injuries such as chronic back pain, internal bleeding, PTSD, and in some truck accidents, fatalities. If you have been injured in a truck accident, you are likely to have difficulty figuring out the… read more

Will My Job Benefits Continue While I Am On Workers Compensation?

Many people that are injured on the job struggle with the question, “will my job benefits continue while I am on worker’s compensation?” Depending on your state’s worker’s compensation laws, the answer to this varies. In some states, employers are required to continue paying a… read more

What Are the Statute of Limitations for a Workers Compensation Case?

A Statute of Limitations is a law that limits the amount of time that a person has to bring a lawsuit against a negligent party that caused or contributed to their harm and losses. If you have been injured at work and are looking for… read more

How Is Workers Compensation Paid Out?

If you were injured on the job or suffered occupational exposure, you could be eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits to offset the cost of medical expenses and lost wages that stemmed from the accident. Workers’ compensation benefits are typically paid out in one of… read more

How Is Temporary and Permanent Disability Determined for Workers’ Compensation?

Workers compensation is based on many different factors, including if a disability is temporary or permanent, and if the specifics of the workplace accident that they occurred in fit the requirements of the state’s workers’ compensation laws, which are different in each state. If you… read more

How Do You Find a Wrongful Death Lawyer?

Wrongful death accidents often bring lots of questions. One of them being, “how do you find a Wrongful Death Lawyer?” If you have lost a family member in a wrongful death accident and need help determining how to proceed with your case, a Wrongful Death… read more

Does Workers Compensation Cover Emotional or Mental Trauma?

The system of worker’s compensation is designed to compensate an employee that was injured on the job for any present or future lost wages they’ve experienced because of the accident, as well as compensation for medical care. While worker’s compensation covers medical expenses, it doesn’t… read more

Can Workers Compensation Be Denied in Missouri?

Most workplace injuries are covered under Missouri’s workers’ compensation laws, but sometimes claims are denied, whether by the state or an employer. In both situations, if your worker’s compensation claim is denied in Missouri, you still have several options available for recovering worker’s compensation benefits…. read more

Can My Employer Deny Me Workers Compensation?

If you are injured at work and suffered medical expenses, lost wages, or emotional trauma as a result, workers’ compensation can provide you with the funds needed to offset financial and physical hardships from the accident. Unfortunately, all businesses are not required to have workers’… read more

Can I Work While Receiving Workers Compensation?

The sole purpose of worker’s compensation is to provide employees that are injured on the job with benefits to support themselves during their recovery, or if they are disabled by their workplace injuries, to compensate for present and future lost wages. When a person recovers… read more

Can I Receive Workers Compensation if My Spouse Died on the Job?

If your spouse died while on the job, you could be entitled to receive worker’s compensation for harm and losses. Generally, obtaining survivor benefits for a spouse’s death requires substantial proof of the victim’s death and a valid death benefits claim. It can be difficult… read more

Can I Receive Workers Compensation if I Am Injured While Not at Work?

If an employee is injured on the job, they are typically eligible to recover workers compensation benefits for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, and property damage from the accident, but it often begs the question, “can I receive workers compensation if I am… read more

Can I File for Workers Compensation if the Accident Is My Fault?

If you are injured in a workplace accident that was your fault, you can still file for worker’s compensation and possibly receive benefits. Depending on your state’s laws, you could be eligible to receive worker’s compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, chronic pain, and mental… read more

Are All Employees Covered by Workers Comp?

Most employees are covered by workers comp, but like all things, there are a few exceptions. If there are known risks associated with a person’s job, such as construction work or farming, in some states, employees are ineligible to receive worker’s compensation benefits. With workers… read more

Am I Eligible for Workers Compensation if I Have a Pre-Existing Condition?

If you are involved in a workplace accident and suffer injuries, you could be eligible for worker’s compensation, even if you have a pre-existing condition. A pre-existing condition is an injury, illness, or impairment that an employee suffers from that is unrelated to the accident… read more

Am I Eligible for Workers Compensation?

In most states, if an employee is injured on the job, they could be eligible to recover workers’ compensation to cover the costs of medical expenses, lost wages, rehabilitation, and other expenses caused in the accident. However, workers’ compensation laws vary for each state in… read more

How Long Does It Take to Get Workers Compensation?

The workers’ compensation claims process can be daunting, and leave injured employees stressing over the same question, “how long does it take to get workers compensation?” The truth is, the length of time it takes to get worker’s compensation varies from case to case. Some… read more

Will Workers Compensation Affect My Social Security Disability?

If you are collecting Social Security Disability, and become injured on the job, you could still be eligible to receive worker’s compensation benefits. However, it’s essential to keep in mind that you won’t be able to collect the full amount of Social Security benefits, plus… read more

What if My Employer Doesn’t Provide Workers Compensation?

In most states, if a business has four or more employees, the employer is required to purchase workers’ compensation insurance. However, in some states, the requirements set for holding workers’ compensation insurance differ significantly and can leave injured employees worried about whether they can receive… read more

Is Workers Compensation in Missouri Taxable, and Will I Have to Pay Taxes on My Settlement?

Worker’s compensation is a federally funded program that is designed to provide injured employees with compensation for their injuries and financial losses caused by a workplace accident. Generally speaking, worker’s compensation benefits are not taxable, but if an individual is also receiving Social Security Disability… read more

6 Common Types of Car and Commercial Truck Accident Claims

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 3,185 people were injured in commercial truck accidents in 2014, and another 47,977 people were injured in passenger vehicle accidents. The 2019 Pocket Guide to Large Truck and Bus Statistics, a report by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), paints an even… read more

How Long Can I Stay on Workers Compensation in Missouri?

If someone is injured on the job in Missouri, depending on the severity of the accident, they could be eligible to receive worker’s compensation benefits for a set amount of time that’s specified in Missouri’s Workers Compensation laws, or for the rest of their life…. read more

How Much Can I Get in a Workers Compensation Case?

If you are injured on the job, you could be entitled to worker’s compensation benefits from your employer. Depending on your state’s laws, you can recover compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and rehabilitation costs associated with your workplace accident injuries. It can be confusing… read more

What Is Workers Compensation?

Worker’s compensation is a government-mandated insurance program that offers assistance to employees that are injured while on the clock. Every state has its own workers’ compensation laws and requirements for eligibility, but in general, if an employee has been injured while at work and performing… read more

How Long Do I Have After an Accident to File a Workers Comp Claim?

After a work accident, the best thing you can do is immediately report the accident to your employer and file a worker’s comp claim. However, this isn’t always feasible, for some reason or another, but fortunately, in some states, employees have up to 30 days… read more

Should I See My Own Doctor After Being Hurt at Work?

If you have suffered injuries at work, it’s essential to seek medical treatment right after the accident. However, the question stands – should I see my own doctor after being hurt at work, or do I have to see my employer’s doctor? It can be… read more