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Tag Archives: Workers’ compensation

Trip at doctor’s office doesn’t get workers’ compensation, Supreme Court rules

Missouri Supreme Court

The Missouri Supreme Court ruled April 14 that a woman who was treated for exposure to ant spray in the workplace, then hurt her knee at the doctor’s office while being treated, doesn’t qualify for workers’ compensation. The unanimous opinion ...

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Utility worker’s children settle for $791,291 under mesothelioma-benefit law

The estate of a longtime power company worker who died of mesothelioma reached a settlement of more than $791,000, according to the family’s attorney. Randall Barnes of Barnes & Associates in Jefferson City said the decedent, August Dudenhoeffer, worked for ...

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Supreme Court affirms denial of workers’ compensation to woman injured in fall

Missouri Supreme Court building

The Missouri Supreme Court on March 17 unanimously affirmed a decision to deny workers’ compensation to a woman who could not provide sufficient evidence that safety hazards in a high school hallway caused her to slip and sustain numerous injuries. ...

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Wife who nursed husband through PTSD owed compensation

Western District

The Missouri Court of Appeals Western District says that even a strictly construed worker’s compensation law allows an injured man’s wife to be compensated for nursing her husband after an accident. Ronald Reynolds was a truck driver for Wilcox Truck ...

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Shifting gears: Missouri Supreme Court pace picks up in 2019

In the last six months of 2018, the Missouri Supreme Court appeared to be gearing up for some big decisions. So far in 2019, that behind-the-scenes work is bearing fruit. As of the court’s handdown on June 25, the high court ...

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Workers’ Compensation: Death Benefits-Sufficiency of Evidence-Substitution of Party

Where an employer challenged an award of death benefits to a deceased worker’s son after he was substituted as a personal representative after the worker’s husband died, the evidence was sufficient to support the finding that the work-related ankle injury ...

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Workers’ Compensation: Permanent Partial Disability-Tinnitus-Expert Testimony

Where an employer challenged an award of permanent partial disability to a worker who suffered from work-related tinnitus, the commission did not err in finding that an audiologist with a doctorate in hearing science was qualified to testify as an ...

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