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Are Punitive Damages Available in Workers’ Compensation Cases?
What are Punitive Damages in Missouri?
Employers Can Now Retaliate Against Former Employees for Reporting Work Injuries
How Does Negligence Per Se Work?
LIRC Member Ignores Subjectivity of Workplace Injuries
Compensation for Property Damage in a Car Crash
Appeals Court Affirms Workers’ Compensation When Injuries Were Not Instantaneous
What is the Difference Between First- and Third-Party Car Insurance?
Can a Disability Discrimination Award Reduce Workers’ Compensation Benefits?
What if a Pothole Caused My Car Accident?
Workers’ Comp Cases Can Become Disability Discrimination Lawsuits
What is Missouri’s Parental Responsibility Law?
Missouri Strictly Construes Its Workers’ Compensation Laws
Can Minors Be Negligent in Missouri?
What is a Dependent for Survival Benefits?
How are Lost Wages Calculated for a Personal Injury Claim?
What is a Medicare Set-Aside in Workers’ Comp Cases?
Are Personal Injury Settlements Taxable?
Dubuc: The Supreme Court’s Absurd Workers’ Compensation Ruling
What Medical Expenses Can I Recover in a Personal Injury Case?
Is Workers’ Compensation Taxable?
What is the Tort Lottery in Personal Injury Law?
The Penalties for Not Carrying Workers’ Compensation Insurance
Holding Defendants Personally Liable for a Car Crash
My Employer Does Not Have Workers’ Compensation Insurance: What Can I Do?
Can I Sue a Drunk Driver for a Car Accident?
What Happens If Workers’ Compensation Law Changes During My Case?
U.S. Falls Behind in Fatal Car Accidents
Can You File for Workers’ Compensation and Sue at the Same Time?
Who is Liable for Car Accidents Caused by Pets?
Missouri Legalizes Recreational Marijuana: What This Means for Workers’ Compensation Claims
Can Someone Else Be Liable in a Single-Vehicle Car Crash?
What is an Open Medical Workers’ Compensation Award in Missouri?
Can Injured Passengers Hold Their Driver Liable for a Car Accident?
The Jurisdiction of Missouri’s Workers’ Compensation Law
Is Drugged Driving Dangerous or Not?
Missouri’s Process for Workers’ Compensation Claims
Parking Lot Accidents Can Be Severe
8 Reasons a Workers’ Compensation Claim Can Get Denied
How Common are Car Accidents in Parking Lots?
My Employer Denied My Workers’ Compensation Claim. What Can I Do?
Car Accident Fatalities Increase 7 Percent
Can Workers’ Compensation Cause an SSDI Offset?
Who Has the Right of Way in a Parking Lot?
What is SSDI and am I Eligible After a Workplace Injury?
If a Car Accident Involves a Non-Street-Legal Vehicle, What Happens?
What Happens When You Offer New Evidence on Appeal?
Car Hits Buggy While Trying to Pass
Why are Lump Sum Awards Preferred in Workers’ Compensation Cases?
NHTSA Releases Data on Self-Driving Car Accidents
How Do Missouri Workers’ Compensation Cases Settle?
Older Motorcycle Accident Victims Protected By the Eggshell Skull Rule
Can I Get Fired for Filing for Workers’ Comp?
What are Loss of Consortium Damages in Missouri?
Why is the Second Injury Fund Statute So Confusing?
NHTSA Releases Fatal Car Accident Data from 2021
LIRC Affirms Award Under Last Exposure Rule
What Compensation is Available in Personal Injury Cases?
What is Maximum Medical Improvement in Missouri?
Who Can I Sue After an Intentional Car Crash?
How Light Duty Roles Can Create Workplace Conflicts
Do Missouri Employers Have to Offer Light Duty?
Direct Victims Versus Bystanders for Emotional Distress Claims
Baseball Player’s Car Accident Shows How Emotional Distress Claims Can Work
The LIRC’s Streak of Losses in Court Continues
If a Medical Condition Causes a Car Crash, Who is Liable?
Missouri Appeals Court Roasts LIRC, Again
Why is Missouri’s Texting and Driving Law Controversial?
Can I Sue My Employer for a Work Injury?
Are Unrestrained Drivers Liable for Their Injuries?
Is Workers’ Compensation an Exclusive Remedy?
Does Insurance Cover Hit-and-Run Accidents?
When Does Workers’ Compensation Start Paying Out?
What is the Last Clear Chance Rule?
LIRC Uses Idiopathic Injury Rule to Deny Award, Again
How Many Car Accidents Happen at Intersections?
What Workers’ Compensation Benefits are Available in Missouri?
How Bad is the Brock Decision for Hurt Workers?
What is Missouri’s Dram Shop Law?
Missouri Personal Injury Laws for Emotional Distress
Missouri Court Narrows Co-Worker Liability
Lost Wages of a New Business Owner Under Wrongful Death Law
LIRC’s Wrongful Denial of Workers’ Compensation Overturned
Are a Negligent Driver’s Passengers Out of Luck?
What are Survivor Benefits in Missouri?
5 Common Causes of Truck Rollover Accidents
Calculating the Average Weekly Wage of Business Owners
Farming Equipment Can Cause Car Accidents
LIRC Fails to Stay Workers’ Compensation Case, Gets Overturned
How Guilty Pleas Can Help Car Accident Claims
What is the Labor and Industrial Relations Commission?
How Dangerous are Police Chases?
LIRC Misreads Court Case, Denies Second Injury Fund Claim
The Direct and Causal Connection Required for Occupational Diseases
NHTSA Investigates Tesla’s Autopilot System
Is it a Hit-and-Run if Passengers Flee the Scene?
Is Being a Police Officer Inherently Stressful Enough for Workers’ Compensation?
What Can Cause a Rollover Accident?
Appeals Court Overturns Workers’ Compensation Case
St. Joseph Sued Over Fatal Car Accident
Workers’ Compensation and E-Scooters
Motorcycle Accident Fatalities Spike: New Helmet Law to Blame
Commission’s Narrow Workers’ Compensation Ruling Overturned, Again
Wrongful Death Claims After DUI Charges
What are Third Party Claims in Workers’ Compensation?
What is Missouri’s Eggshell Skull Rule?
Statutory Employers are Immune from Civil Lawsuits
What Happens if the Jaws of Life Injures a Car Accident Victim?
Missouri Supreme Court Rules on Second Injury Fund, Again
Why to Hire a Lawyer After a Car Crash With a Cop
Workers’ Compensation and Idiopathic Causes
Seatbelt Investors Opened Patent to Save Lives
Workers’ Compensation Retaliation and Sovereign Immunity
What Are Mansfield Bars and Are They Safe?
Why are There Statutory Employers in Missouri?
What Do I Do After a Car Accident?
Obstacles in Proving an Occupational Disease
Single-Vehicle Motorcycle Accident in St. Joseph
What is an Occupational Disease Under Workers’ Compensation Law?
Tiger Woods’ Car Crash and Poor Road Designs
Personal Injury Claims for COVID Infections at Work
How Often Do Car Accidents Involve a Truck?
Workers’ Compensation for Ordinary Employees Infected with COVID
Wintry Weather and Comparative Fault Rules
Post-Injury Misconduct Defense Gets Huge Expansion
Vehicle Size Likely Influenced Fatal Car Crash
Child Victims and Lost Earning Capacity Damages
Statutory Employer Claims and the Usual Course of Business Defense
Workers’ Compensation and Statutory Employees in Missouri
Avoid Winter Car Crashes By Checking Your Tires
How Workers’ Compensation Could Be Hurt by a Takings Clause Case
Complications for Out-of-State Car Accident Victims
Triumph Foods Put Workers at Risk of COVID
Missouri Police Conduct Click It or Ticket Campaign
Missouri’s Lack of a State Plan Puts Workers at Risk
Head-On Car Accident Severely Injures One
St. Joseph Says Educators are “Essential Workers”
Faultless Car Accident in St. Joseph Damages Homes
The Commission’s New Trend is Disturbing
Is It Safer to Be Ejected During a Car Accident?
Workers’ Compensation Commission Stretching for Ways to Deny Recovery
St. Joseph to Replace Traffic Lights with Stop Signs
Commission Refuses to Follow Court Ruling
Car Crash Dummy Design Puts Women at Risk
As OSHA Inspections Decline, Workplaces Become Less Safe
Motorcycle Helmet Law’s Repeal to Take Effect Friday
New Rulings Tighten Workers’ Compensation Coverage
Fatal Car Accident After Tires Come Off Truck
Injured Worker Pointed to Second Injury Fund
Car Accidents are Changing as Lockdown Ends
The Demise of Missouri’s Comfort Doctrine
Missouri’s Rules for Car Crashes With Stolen Vehicles
Employers Use Liability Waivers for Returning Workers
Motorcycle Accidents on the Rise in Missouri
The Aggressor Defense in Workers’ Compensation Cases
Cows Escape After Truck Accident: The Line Between Legal and Proximate Cause in Missouri
Coronavirus Lawsuit Against Missouri Meat Processing Plant Dismissed
How Does Subrogation Work in a Car Accident?
Utility Workers Hurt in Kansas City Explosion
Missouri Lawmakers Press to Repeal Motorcycle Helmet Law
Car Accidents, DUIs, and No Contest Pleas
Congress Considering Legal Immunity for Businesses that Spread Coronavirus
Can Coronavirus Fears Let Employees Refuse to Work?
How Does Excessive Speed Affect a Car Accident?
Emergency Order for Workers’ Compensation Coverage for Coronavirus Victims Isn’t Enough
Are Fatal Car Accidents Up Since the Coronavirus Shutdown?
Coronavirus' Long-Term Impact on Workers’ Compensation
The Coronavirus and Car Accidents are Not Comparable
Will Workers’ Compensation Cover Healthcare Workers Infected with Coronavirus?
Missouri DOT to Patch Nearly 1 Million Potholes
Missouri Supreme Court Hears Workers’ Compensation Cases
It’s 2020: Where are the Self-Driving Cars?
Missouri Workers’ Compensation Case Lacks Dependents
School Bus Accident Hurts 17 Children
2 Cops Accused of Workers’ Compensation Fraud
Accident With St. Joseph Bus Invokes Sovereign Immunity
Workplace Death Leads to Products Liability Lawsuit
Intentional Car Accidents Create Insurance Complications
The 4 Types of Injuries in Workers’ Compensation
Car Accidents in Missouri Will Change With These 2 New Laws
How Common are Car Accidents on Christmas?
Jail Time Counters Worker’s Unemployable Claim
When Can Workers’ Compensation Claims Recover the Costs of the Case?
Why Workers’ Compensation Judges’ Beliefs Are Difficult to Appeal
3 Reasons for Car Crashes on Thanksgiving Holiday
Car Hits House: What Can the Homeowner Recover?
The Problem With How Administrative Law Judges Determine Credibility
Proposed Bill Would Help Truck Accident Victims
Workers’ Compensation Cases and the Rule of Necessity
Pedestrian Accident Could Have Harsh Legal Results
OSHA Continues to Give Workplace Safety Powers to Employers
How Do Medical Liens Work After a Car Accident?
Missouri Workers’ Compensation, Frolics, and Detours
Medical Liens Can Help Car Accident Victims With Insurance Worries
Workers’ Compensation Questions After Mail Truck Hits School Bus
The Power of Traffic Tickets in a Car Accident Case
Workers’ Compensation Claim Leads to Firing in St. Joseph
Why Car Thefts in St. Joseph Mean More Car Crashes
Workers’ Compensation Denied Because Accident Happened While Walking
Why Wrongful Death Claim After Car Accident Will Not Benefit from Murder Charge
Workers’ Compensation Case Overturned on Appeal for Rare Credibility Problem
Repair Costs After a Truck Accident Can Be Staggering
Do Employers Have to Pay for Second Injury Fund Injuries, Now?
Motorcycle Accident with Deer Proves Fatal
Workers’ Compensation and Separation of Powers
Children Hurt in Car Crashes Have Longer to Sue than Adults in Missouri
Missouri Supreme Court Strictly Construes Second Injury Fund
St. Joseph Car Accident an Example of Proximate Cause in Action
Shifts in Politics and Workers’ Compensation Law
No Sidewalks Around Elementary School: What If a Child Gets Hit?
Workers’ Compensation Trial After Bulldozing Death
Motorcycle Helmets and Car Inspections in Missouri Bill
What is the Workers’ Compensation Trade-Off?
Car Accidents and Missouri’s Joint and Several Liability Law
Workers Hurt in Rural Areas More Likely to Be Prescribed Opioids
Defective Airbags May Not Inflate in Car Accident
2 Filing Deadlines for Workers’ Compensation Claims
Car Accident Cases Can Be Influenced by Highway Mowing Teams
Can Flooding Volunteers Get Workers’ Compensation?
With Springtime Come Motorcycle Accidents
Workers’ Compensation Insurance to Decrease 3.5%
Truck Accident Shows Danger of Judgment-Proof Drivers
Workers’ Compensation May Get Firefighter’s Presumption
St. Joseph Student Hit By Car, Suffers Concussion
Prevent a Car Accident With a Safe Following Distance for the Winter
Black Ice: How It Forms and When to Stay Off the Road
Workers’ Compensation for Pedestrian Hit in Parking Lot?
Another Workplace Safety Rule Quietly and Quickly Scrapped
Second Injury Fund Case Reaches Missouri Supreme Court
Restaurant Owners Lose Business in Truck Accident
Workers’ Compensation Hurt by Another Arbitration Clause Case
Car Accident Causes Fire in Kansas City
Hurdles in Workers’ Compensation Laws on Display in New Case
3 Reasons Why Truck Accidents are So Severe
Not Using a Seatbelt Can Affect Personal Injury Cases
Driver Hurt in Car Accident Denied Workers’ Compensation
A Snowplow Driver’s Workers’ Compensation Rights
Passing Leads to Car Accident Outside St. Joseph
Can Hurt Poll Workers Recover Workers’ Compensation?
From Contributory Negligence to Comparative Negligence in Missouri
Missouri’s Second Injury Fund and Why It Will Be in the News
Multivehicle Car Accident in St. Joseph
Missouri Government Workers Unprotected by Workplace Safety Rules
Fatal Limousine Crash Highlights Need for Regulations
OSHA Fines St. Joseph Sawmill for Unsafe Conditions
Do Drugged Drivers Cause More Car Accidents Than Drunk Drivers?
Suitcase Contents Impact Workers’ Compensation Coverage
Speed Limit to Increase on Section of Belt Highway
The Fatal Four of Construction Accidents
Western Missouri a Hotspot for Drunk Driving
Carpenter Gets Workers’ Compensation Coverage from General Contractor
Motorcycle Accident in St. Joseph Causes Serious Injuries
Proposition A Soundly Defeated in the Polls
How an Improperly Installed Car Seat Can Hurt a Lawsuit
Distracted Cop Crashes into Bicyclist
Common Ways Car Seats Are Improperly Installed
OSHA Press Release Betrays Missouri Workers
How Often are Car Seats Incorrectly Installed?
Why the Janus Case Was Wrongly Decided
Blown Tire Causes Car Accident in Missouri
How Will Proposition A Be Impacted by Supreme Court Decision?
Huffing Dust Off Causes Car Accident, Leads to Charges
Why Workers’ Compensation Will Be Hurt By Supreme Court Decision
Car Crash in St. Joseph Highlights Difficulties in Finding Fault
Supreme Court Prohibits Agency Fees, Hurting Workers' Compensation
How Tires Impact Rollover Accidents
How Different Survivor Benefits in Missouri and Kansas Impact Families
Another Car Accident on Dangerous Stretch of Road
Fatal Workplace Accident Complicated by Maze of Companies
Manslaughter Conviction After Car Accident
Summer Workplace Safety: Heat Stroke
Workers’ Compensation Rights Hurt by Supreme Court’s Arbitration Case
Proposition A: Impact on Workers’ Compensation and Current Status
Firefighters Face Cancer Risks on the Job
St. Joseph Man Accused of Deliberate Car Accident
Car Accident Involves Several Parked Vehicles
Workers’ Compensation Weakness Shown by TV Tower Collapse
ATV Accident Raises Issue of Parental Liability
Work Zone Awareness Week in Missouri
Car Crashes in Bad Weather Do Not Absolve Unsafe Drivers
OSHA Refuses to Penalize Dangerous Workplaces
Self-Driving Uber Vehicle Kills Pedestrian
The IRS’ 20-Factor Test for Employment Status
4 Ways to Prevent Car Accidents in Windy Conditions
Farmer Killed in Workplace Accident in Pattonsburg
Battery Claim in Kansas City Wrongful Death Case
Negligent Security in Kansas City Wrongful Death Case
How the Law Works in Kansas City Wrongful Death Case
New USDA Rule Would Threaten Workplace Safety in Pork Processing Plants
Attorneys From Smith Law Office, LLC Help Grieving Father Seek Justice
How DWI Laws Have Fought to Keep Roads Safe
A Hazardous Work Environment: Police Driving Distracted
Takata Defective Air Bag Recall Expands
Opioid Crisis Complicates Inability to Sue Co-Workers
The First Arrest for Drunk Driving Was 120 Years Ago
More Reasons to Doubt BLS’ Injured Workers Report
Do Most Drivers Really Think They Are Above Average?
Unsafe Working Conditions in Foot Doctor’s Office
Huge Developments in Self-Driving Car Lawsuit
Poultry Plants Want to Increase Line Speed
The Winter Weather Survival Kit for Your Car
New Workplace Injury Numbers Likely Underreported
Who Pays for Accident Victims After a Police Chase?
Impact of Senate Bill 66 on Workers’ Compensation Rights
Missouri is 1 of 3 States Without a Ban on Texting
Workers’ Compensation Claims Grounds for Discharge Under New Bill
Tyson Foods Settles Lawsuit with Workers
Missouri Workers’ Compensation Law’s Landmark Case
St. Joseph Car Crash Highlights Negligence Per Se Issues
Retaliating for Workers’ Compensation Claims: A History
Driving in the Heat: Dangers of Low Tire Pressure
Trend of Fewer Workplace Injuries Raises Doubts
Yearly Accidents Down, Despite July 4th Holiday
Supreme Court Limits Ability to Sue Corporations
Fatal Car Accidents Spike on July 4th
Studies Conflict on Marijuana and Car Accidents
Right-to-Work Referendum Dealt Setback in Court
Volks Rule Repeal Impacts Workers’ Compensation
How to Drive Safely During a Thunderstorm
Supreme Court Deals Workers’ Compensation a Blow
Report Links Marijuana to Car Accidents
OSHA Rules on Beryllium Exposure Rolling Back
Motorcycle Accidents and Leg Injuries
Workers’ Compensation for Farm Injuries
Study Focuses on Guns in Road Rage
Presumptive Disability Law for Firefighters
Young Pedestrian Hurt in Hit-and-Run Car Accident
Drunk Drivers Kill Far More Americans than Terrorists
Crash Between Kansas City and St. Joseph Kills Three
Resurfacing Project Will Prevent Car Accidents
Pedestrian Fatalities Spiked in 2016
Types of Disabilities for Workers' Compensation in Missouri
Corrupt Testing Procedures Behind Guardrail Designs
Faulty Guardrail Designs Turn Deadly
Pro Football Players and Workers’ Compensation
Car Accident Kills Professional Cyclist
New Study Throws Doubt on Concussion Diagnosis
Securities Law Case Can Impact Workers’ Compensation
Brake Failure Causes Truck Accident
Stolen Vehicle Slams Building, Hurting Driver
Explosion at Ammunition Factory Kills 1, Injures 4
Google and Uber in Lawsuit Over Self-Driving Cars
New Bill Aims at Distracted Drivers
Missouri’s Call System Prevents Excavation Injuries
New Transit Routes Raise Odds of Bus Crashes
Rented U-Haul Van Involved in Car Accident
Iowa Guts Their Workers’ Compensation Law
Wrong-Way Crash Kills Two in Kansas City
Two Fatal Car Accidents Near Kansas City
Car Accidents are Common at Intersections
Not All Employers Carry Workers’ Compensation Insurance
How Laws of Another State Can Reach into Missouri
Guest Statutes and Passengers Injured in Car Crashes
Police Use Dram Shop Law to Prevent DWI Injuries
England Considers Capping Damages for Whiplash
Shot Store Clerk Gets Workers’ Compensation
Takata Pleads Guilty to Fraud for Airbag Defects
Intel Steps Into Self-Driving Car World
Car Crashes, Head Injuries, and Latent Symptoms
Only One Road Fatality in St. Joseph in 2016
The Idea Behind Workers’ Compensation
Kansas City Requires Pit Bulls to be Sterilized
One Killed After Being Ejected in Car Accident
Crash Test Shows Two Decades of Safety Technology
Lost Earning Capacity in Car Accidents
Missouri Supreme Court Upholds City’s Wage Law
Takata Airbag Recall Impacts Used Car Dealers
Police Step Up DWI Patrols After Fatal Accidents
Special Rules for Pit Bulls in St. Joseph
Car Accident Hurts 2 When Car Crosses Center Line
Uber Facing Sexual Harassment Claims
Why Takata’s Airbag Recall is Going So Slowly
Smartphones Causing Car Insurance Rates to Rise
Dog Bites and Trespassing in Missouri
Car Accident Deaths in U.S. Rise Again in 2016
Workers’ Compensation Laws and the Dept. of Labor
How Defective Takata Airbags Can Hurt You
Car Accident Suspends Ambulance on Overpass
The Defect in Takata’s Airbags, Explained
Missouri Motorcycle Helmet Law Debates Continue
Missouri Passes a Right-to-Work Law
Driver Ejected in Rollover Car Accident
Car Accidents Rise Sharply After Super Bowl
New Research Investigates Cause of Whiplash
Advertisers Show Interest in Head-Up Displays
Triumph Foods’ Workers’ Compensation Problems
Brake Failure Causes St. Joseph Truck Accident
Head-Up Displays Split Safety Experts
Truck Accident Leaves One Seriously Hurt
Misuse of Center Turn Lane Causes Car Accident
Truck Crashes into St. Joseph City Hall
Multiple Vehicle Car Accident in St. Joseph
Royals Star Yordano Ventura Killed in Car Crash
Football Players Serious Hurt in Car Accident
Weather Causes Car Accidents Near St. Joseph
Self-Driving Cars Continue to Develop
Ice and Seatbelts Contribute to Car Accidents
Avoid a Car Accident in the Ice this Weekend
Rollover Car Accident Leaves One Injured
Two Hit-and-Run Car Accidents in St. Joseph
Car Accident Stats from New Year's Holiday
Snowstorm Causes Surprisingly Few Car Accidents
Fatal Car Accidents in Missouri Spike in 2016
Hit-and-Run Car Accident Hurts One
Suspect in Police Chase was DWI
Police Chase Crashes into Father and Infant
Car Accident Likely Caused by Road Rage
Driver Flees Car Accident in St. Joseph
How to Prepare Your Car for Winter Weather
Winter Weather Driving to Avoid a Car Accident
Rollover Car Accident Kills One
Fundraiser Benefits Victims of Fatal Car Accident
Winter Weather Increases Chance of Car Accidents
One Hurt in Single-Vehicle Car Accident in St. Joseph
Drowsy Driving Increases Risk of Car Accidents
Freezing Fog Causes Fatal Car Accident Near St. Joseph
Car Accident Fatalities on the Rise Across the Nation
Police Release Crash Stats from Thanksgiving Holiday
Car Chase Ends in Crash, Injuring Two
Car Hydroplanes, Crashes North of St. Joseph
New Study Finds Which States Have the Worst Drivers
Car Accidents With Deer Increase in November
Car Accident Involving Tractor Injures One
Car Accident Kills Unrestrained Driver
Police Officer Injured in Car Accident
Stalled Car Causes Fatal Accident
Car Accidents With Ridesharing Drivers Raise Insurance Issues
Hill-Hopping Likely the Cause of Fatal Car Accident
Oklahoma Passes Child Seat Law and Ban on Texting & Driving
Gov't Will Investigate Limo Crashes
Automatic Braking Saves Lives
$250,000 to Family of Man Killed by Springfield Police
Work Comp Good Deal for Employees AND Business
Jury Trial Win in Jackson County, Missouri
Antwaun Smith Elected Chair of MOSERS