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

Who Is Liable in a Truck Accident?

Liability is one of the most challenging things to prove in an accident. Depending on the circumstances of the crash, there could be more than one liable party in the accident or more than one type of negligence present. When this happens, it’s essential to… read more

Can I Sue a Trucking Company for Wrongful Death?

If you are filing a wrongful death claim against the negligent truck driver that caused your family member’s untimely death, it’s important to keep in mind that you are likely eligible to sue the trucking company the driver is employed with, in addition to other… read more

Can I Sue for Loss of Consortium if My Spouse Dies?

If your spouse dies in a severe accident, you could be entitled to loss of consortium damages. Losing a loved one is never easy, but the sudden loss of a spouse can be particularly traumatic and cause a loss of income, a decrease in overall… read more

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

Nothing is more difficult than losing someone close to you. Wrongful death lawsuits are typically filed by the spouse or parents of the deceased, but in some cases, other immediate family members can file a suit for a victim’s sudden death. An experienced wrongful death… read more

What is Wrongful Death Malpractice?

Illness and injuries are a common part of life, but when medical personnel fails to treat a patient properly, and their negligence is responsible for a person’s death, the victim’s surviving family could be entitled to file a wrongful death malpractice claim against the negligent… read more

What Is the Statute of Limitations for Wrongful Death?

A Statute of Limitations states how long victims or their family members have to file a personal injury or wrongful death claim. It can be challenging to figure out a state’s wrongful death laws and if you are eligible to file a wrongful death claim,… read more

Is There a Cap on Wrongful Death Claims?

The outcome of a wrongful death claim can vary significantly in each state. In some states, there are caps on the total amount of damages that can be recovered for wrongful death, while in others there are caps on non-economic damages specifically, or no damages… read more

Is My Spouse Entitled to My Personal Injury Settlement if I Die?

If someone’s carelessness caused a person’s death, the immediate family members of the victim are eligible to file a wrongful death claim. A wrongful death claim can recover damages that the victim could have claimed from the accident in addition to compensation for the surviving… read more

Can I Sue a Business for Wrongful Death?

Property owners are required to provide a safe and clean facility to members of the general public. If a business, residential facility, or other types of public property aren’t maintained, and someone is injured or killed as a result, the victim’s immediate family members are… read more

Can I Sue a State for a Wrongful Death?

If a state or federal business and its employees are responsible for someone’s sudden death, this doesn’t necessarily mean that they are liable to compensate the victim’s surviving family members for damages. Depending on the circumstances surrounding the victim’s death, in most situations, government employees… read more

Can I Sue a Nursing Home for Wrongful Death?

Nursing homes are designed to keep the elderly safe and provide a warm and welcoming environment for aging family members to retire to, but sometimes, a facility or caregiver’s negligence can ruin this. If you suspect that the nursing home that your deceased family member… read more

Do I Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer if a Family Member Died?

Losing a family member is never easy, but it can be especially difficult to lose a family member because of another person’s carelessness. If your family member’s death was caused by medical malpractice, in a car accident, or because of a defective product, you could… read more

Can You Sue a Negligent Party for Wrongful Death of a Family Member?

When someone else’s carelessness causes a person’s death, the victim’s family members could be entitled to recover compensation for the victim’s pain and suffering. Whether the person’s death was caused by medical malpractice or another act of negligence, an experienced lawyer can assess the situation… read more

Can I Sue if a Family Member Dies at Work?

If someone dies at work, the victim’s family members could recover compensation on behalf of the victim with a wrongful death or workers’ compensation claim. If you lost a family member in a work-related accident, but are unsure how to proceed with the victim’s case,… read more

Who Is Liable if a Family Member Dies?

When someone passes away, their debt doesn’t automatically disappear. The deceased’s debts will likely be consolidated with remaining assets and estates that the victim left behind, but not always. For example, if a surviving family member is a cosigner of a loan or otherwise financially… read more

Who Can Sue for Wrongful Death Damages?

When a person’s death is caused by someone else’s carelessness, a wrongful death claim can be filed by the victim’s immediate relatives to recover compensation for the family’s harm and losses. If you recently lost an immediate relative, but are unsure of who can sue… read more