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Workplace injury suffered when worker's hand is caught in baler

All company owners in Missouri and other states are responsible for the safety of their workers. However, the safety hazards in smaller retail facilities are often overlooked. Emergency workers were recently called to a retail outlet in another state where a worker suffered a workplace injury.

You are not covered by workers' compensation -- what now?

Most workers in Missouri are covered by workers' compensation insurance paid for by their employers. This provides some level of peace of mind to workers who are exposed to hazardous situations at work. Labor laws in Missouri require companies with more than four employees to be covered by workers' compensation insurance. Construction companies, however, must have such coverage even if they have only one employee.

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.

A repetitive workplace injury claim may be declined, what then?

Most Missouri workers are likely aware of the workers' compensation benefits they are entitled to if they are injured on the job. However, many may not know that those benefits also cover repetitive injuries. Any workplace injury can be extremely stressful for a worker, who may be unsure whether he or she will be able to continue the job that provides the weekly or monthly income.

No fault needs to be proven in workers' compensation claims

Some Missouri workers may be concerned about the fact that they may not file a claim against their employer after suffering a workplace injury. Workers are provided with workers' compensation insurance and in return they are prohibited from filing claims against their employers -- except in particular circumstances. However, they will not have to prove negligence on the part of their employers or any co-workers. Even if a worker was partly responsible for his or her own injury, a claim for workers' compensation benefits may be filed.

Missouri Southwestern Bell sued regarding workplace injury

Southwestern Bell is faced with a lawsuit filed by OSHA. The lawsuit stems from allegations that the company retaliated against four employees who suffered workplace injury. The company’s spokesman for the region which includes Missouri claims that the employees were disciplined for not following safety regulations.

Missouri workers receive more protection for workplace injury

In some job fields, workers may become injured on the job. A workplace injury can be so severe that it requires employees to miss time from work and file workers' compensation. In some instances, employers retaliate and terminate workers from their position. Recently, a Missouri courtroom issued legal protection for those who are injured from losing their jobs.

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