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Missouri man's lungs damaged by gas leak at work

Readers who follow workers’ compensation issues in Missouri may already know that most awards for cases of work illness and injury are capped at certain amounts. However, state law makes an exception for chronic conditions that develop over time. People claiming this sort of workplace injury may bring their case in civil court, outside the Missouri workers’ comp system. This means that the damages awarded may be significantly larger, possibly closer to the harm the plaintiff actually suffered.

Cemetery worker crushed by 1-ton tombstone

In certain lines of work, serious, even fatal injury can happen in an instant. Dangerous jobs, and even jobs that do not seem so dangerous at first glance, put workers in harm’s way nearly every day. When the worst happens and a worker in Kansas City is severe hurt or killed, he or she and his or her family may be left with mountains of bills and no income to pay them.

Construction worker dies after falling from a building

A worker fell to his death while replacing a rooftop rubber membrane on a facility. Police said the worker fell approximately 30 feet to the top of an adjacent structure. It was also reported that the worker was not wearing a safety harness at the time of his fall.

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