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Workers Comp

The S.E. Farris Law Firm Adds Of Counsel to St. Louis Office

S.E. Farris Law Firm Of Counsel B. Michael Korte St. Louis Attorney Personal Injury Workers Compensation

Attorney Michael Korte joins the Firm, Brings Workers’ Compensation Experience and Expertise
The S.E. Farris Law Firm announced recently the addition of Attorney B. Michael Korte. Korte will be Of Counsel in the firm’s St. Louis office, where he will work with Managing Partner Spencer Farris and his legal team serving the firm’s workers’ compensation clients.
“We’re very excited…

Workplace Accidents

St. Louis Missouri Workers' Compensation Lawyer

Hurt on the Job – Missouri Workplace Accidents
Safety should be a top priority at any workplace for both employers and employees, but workplace injuries can and do happen. If you are injured on the job, you should report the accident and injury to your employer and file a workers’ compensation claim as soon as you are able.

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Overtime & Minimum Wage Cases

Overtime and Minimum Wage Litigation

The Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and the Missouri Minimum Wage Law (“MMWL”) require covered employers to pay their employees overtime compensation for all hours worked in excess of 40 in a workweek at a rate not less than one and one-half times their regular rate of pay. You may have a case and be entitled to compensation if your employer…

Workers’ Compensation | Find the Best Lawyer

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Find the Best Lawyer for Your Workers’ Compensation Claim
During any given workweek, you are most likely focused on doing your job and doing it well. There are enough things to worry about at work without worrying whether you’ll be protected in the event of a workplace accident. Workers’ compensation is a legally mandated benefit, which provides that protection – however, in…

Workers under attack from the state legislature. Again.

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When you are injured on the job, Missouri’s workers’ compensation, or work comp, laws are in place to protect you. Sort of.

Work comp has always been a compromise- injured workers get medical paid for, some of their lost wages and a lump sum for disability without proving any fault on the employer. The lump sum has typically underpaid large injuries and overpaid smaller ones according to some,…

Court ruling expands legal options for workers with mesothelioma

Mesothelioma lawsuit

Missouri worker with mesothelioma may pursue a personal injury suit against his employer
A recent court ruling has expanded the legal options available to Missouri workers who were exposed to asbestos in the workplace and now suffer from mesothelioma.

Prior to the ruling, workers compensation was the only option for employees who wanted to recover damages from their employers due to workplac…

How an Employer’s Violation Can Increase Your Work Comp Award

Missouri Work Comp Scaffold

Penalty provision can mean a 15 percent increase in your Missouri work comp award
In Missouri, the worker’s compensation law is meant help employees who have been hurt on the job. If the injury was caused by an employer’s failure to follow a Missouri statute, the work comp award may be eligible for a 15 percent increase.

If you or someone you love has been injured or a loved one has been…

What is Workers Compensation?

An overview of Missouri worker compensation law

Worker compensation — or work comp, as it is sometimes called — is a legally mandated benefit provided to employees who are hurt while on the job or performing duties related to their employment or are exposed to occupational disease.

Formerly known as workman’s compensation, the system was developed as a way to compensate injured workers or t…

Can You Sue Your Co-Worker for Workplace Injuries?

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A recent Missouri decision means that workers’ compensation doesn’t rule out negligence lawsuits

Most Missouri employees have considered workers’ compensation as the exclusive remedy for workplace accidents. If you were hurt by a coworker, the only way to recover damages for your injuries was to file a “work comp” claim.

But that has now changed.

A recent Missouri Court of Appeals…

Missouri’s Work Comp Laws

Experienced Missouri Work Comp Lawyers Track Evolving Law

As the result of recent statutory amendments and constantly changing case law, workers’ compensation law in Missouri has evolved beyond its origins as a simple, no-fault benefit system.

If you were hurt on the job and your employer has five or more employees, or if you work for a construction company with even one employee, your employer…

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