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  • Top 5 Risks for Missouri Construction Workers

    Posted By Montee Law Firm, P.C. || 4-Apr-2017

    Construction is consistently among the most dangerous professions in the country. Each year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are more than 150,000 construction site accidents across the U.S. With an active residential and commercial construction industry, Missouri sees its fair share of construction accidents as well, and they often result injuries. As a proven Kansas City law ...
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  • 6 Mistakes to Avoid After You've Been Hurt on the Job

    Posted By Montee Law Firm || 2-Feb-2017

    Thousands of individuals are injured on the job each year and many are unprepared for what to do after the initial shock wears off. If you find yourself facing a similar scenario, take heart in the fact that you're not alone. However, arming yourself with valuable knowledge can give you a significant advantage over others who are left in the dark. So what should you not do after getting ...
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  • Getting Workers' Comp for Neck Pain | Kansas City Law Blog

    Posted By Montee Law Firm || 29-May-2015

    Neck pain isn't always debilitating, but it can impair your ability to work. In some cases, it can keep you from doing your job altogether. If you're suffering from work-related neck pain, you've probably wondered if you can collect workers' compensation. The short answer to this question is it depends; workers' compensation law is fairly complex, and involves variables unique ...
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  • Failure to Promptly Report Injury May Bar a Missouri Workers' Compensation Claim

    Posted By Russ Purvis || 18-Sep-2013

    Workers' compensation laws vary state to state, and an employee that has been injured often finds his or herself attempting to navigate a complicated and confusing system. Generally, an employer owes three duties to an injured worker. First, the employer should provide medical treatment. Second, if the injury results in physical restrictions while treatment in ongoing, the employer must ...
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  • Workplace Safety in Light of the West Fertilizer Explosion

    Posted By Montee Law Firm || 26-Apr-2013

    After the tragedy that befell Waco, Texas last week, many people have been pondering the importance of workplace safety at industrial locations such as fertilizer plants. A compelling article in The Washington Post discusses the lack of workplace safety seen all throughout the United States and how this is affecting the employees at plants and refineries everywhere. In the past, journalists used ...
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  • New Changes in Missouri Workers' Compensation Law Further Restrict Injured Workers' Ability to Obtain Compensation

    Posted By Russ Purvis || 13-Jul-2012

    Missouri has once again limited the rights of injured workers to recover damages. On July 10, 2012, Governor Nixon signed into law House Bill 1540, thereby amending RSMo Section 287.120.1. The amendment eliminates an injured worker’s ability to bring a cause of action for damages against a negligent co-worker. Prior to this amendment taking place, the appellate courts in Missouri had ...
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  • Missouri and Kansas Workers' Compensation: Tips for Injured Workers

    Posted By Russ Purvis || 12-Jun-2012

    Workers’ compensation laws vary state to state, and an employee that has been injured often finds his or herself attempting to navigate a complicated and confusing system. Generally, an employer owes three duties to an injured worker. First, the employer should provide medical treatment. Second, if the injury results in physical restrictions while treatment in ongoing, the employer must ...
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