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How can workplace injuries in the retail industry be prevented?

Although the hazards may vary, on-the-job injuries occur in any industry in Missouri. The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration prescribes safety regulations for every type of industry, and an employers' failure to abide by those safety rules may lead to workplace injuries. In addition, OSHA may issue hefty fines for safety violations.

How can a workers' compensation attorney help me?

While most workers are covered by workers' compensation insurance, not all benefit claims are successful. The circumstances of each workplace injury is unique, and claims may be denied by the workers' compensation insurance fund for various reasons. However, Missouri workers may find comfort knowing that they may retain the services of an attorney to represent them in pursuing these important insurance claims.

Jury finds company partially liable for disabling work accident

Most workers in Missouri are covered by the workers' compensation insurance fund. The fund's objective is to provide financial aid to workers who suffer workplace injuries. Workers are prohibited from filing a claim against their employers unless a third party is found to have been responsible for the work accident. The only monetary compensation an injured worker can commonly expect from workers' compensation covers medical expenses and lost wages. However, a civil claim against a third party may lead to additional compensation, such as pain and suffering, along with other damages allowed under state laws.

Workplace accidents -- Cell tower collapse claims 2 more lives

Missouri workers whose jobs entail working on high cell towers are likely aware of the extreme dangers posed by their occupations. If they are employed by a company who disregards safety regulations, their lives may be threatened by potential workplace accidents on a daily basis. After completion of an investigation into a March cell tower collapse, the Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued several citations to a communications company that is based in Missouri.

Workplace injuries are a constant threat to field workers

Field workers in Missouri face multiple threats every day, and one of the most dangerous aspects may be the fact that a field worker often has to respond to emergency situations on their own. Workers who have to cope with solo work are known to work for extra long periods in order to complete a job, without realizing the dangers of exhaustion and inadequate rest. Paired with the other injury threats they are faced with, working solo as a field worker creates life-threatening situations, and a comprehensive knowledge of safety regulations is essential to avoid injuries at work.

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