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Tag Archives: Second Injury Fund

Workers’ Compensation: Second Injury Fund-Occupational Disease

Where a claimant challenged the reversal of an award of permanent total disability benefits against the Second Injury Fund, the decision is reversed and remanded with directions to reinstate the award because the compensable occupational disease occurred before January 1, ...

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Workers’ Compensation: Second Injury Fund-Statute of Limitations

Where a claimant challenged the denial of his workers’ compensation claim seeking temporary total and permanent partial disability benefits from his employer and permanent total disability benefits from the Second Injury Fund, the Labor and Industrial Relations Commission erred in ...

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Supreme Court weighs unusual workers’ compensation claims

Missouri Supreme Court

The Missouri Supreme Court once again is considering at what point an injury connected somehow to the workplace becomes a work-related injury. The court heard back-to-back cases on Feb. 11 in two cases from women who sought workers’ compensation after ...

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Disease claim against Second Injury Fund approved despite change in law

The Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District ruled Oct. 1 that a man partially disabled by an occupational disease still could bring a claim against the state’s Second Injury Fund even after lawmakers said such claims no longer could be ...

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Workers’ Compensation: Permanent Total Disability-Second Injury Fund

Where a claimant challenged the denial of permanent disability benefits from the Second Injury Fund, the award was supported by substantial and competent evidence on the whole record, so the Labor and Industrial Relations Commission did not err in finding ...

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Workers’ Compensation: Second Injury Fund-Occupational Injury

Where a sculptor who suffered an occupational injury challenged the commission’s reversal of his award of permanent partial disability, the judgment is reversed and remanded because the claim against the Second Injury Fund was not precluded by Section 287.220.3. Judgment ...

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Appeals judges clarify statute of limitations for Injury Fund

The Missouri Court of Appeals Southern District ruled June 20 that a former employee of a Solo Cup plant was not time-barred from receiving benefits from the Second Injury Fund for claims of hearing loss and tinnitus. The opinion, written ...

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Employment: Workers’ Compensation-Second Injury Fund-Statute of Limitations

Plaintiff appealed the final award denying his claim for benefits from the Second Injury Fund for hearing loss and tinnitus plaintiff alleged was caused by his exposure to industrial noise while working for the Solo Cup Company. The commission denied ...

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