The Right Place for Injured Workers

  One in three will file a workers’ compensation claim.   Before your 7 a.m. shift, you leave your phone and keys in a locker and shuffle into the dark, damp hallways that make up Fulton State Hospital. As an employee who works 12-hour long shifts, the scenery never leaves your mind: The dilapidated structure,

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  File your claim with the Missouri division. You’re at work when you’ve hurt yourself. First, report the injury to your employer, immediately!  But, that’s not all…. It isn’t enough to just report your injury to your employer, and it isn’t enough to assume your employer will compensate you without a claim. To ensure the

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Avoid these mistakes to get the best settlement It’s understandable- You’ve had an accident and think you can take care of it on your own. But when it comes to sustaining a work-related injury, you shouldn’t take care of it on your own. Around every corner your employer’s insurance company is handling your case and

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  Christine Kiefer was recently featured in Como Living Magazine’s Leap of Faith article, which highlights five local professionals who’ve overcame obstacles to reinvent their lives and careers.   Starting over. Trying something new. These two phrases often evoke fear of change and of the unknown. And though we often resist change, it’s one of

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No one will look out for you like a work comp lawyer will You’ve had a work-related injury. It is not unreasonable to want others to validate your pain, especially when your injury might be invisible. After all, it is your body. You need someone who believes you, can advocate for you, and will go

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  Know the symptoms to get the best treatment Seventy percent of Americans will experience a traumatic event in their lifetime. One in 13 will develop a mental health disorder such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. In fact, it isn’t uncommon to endure PTSD in the workplace. Visible wounds are not the only indicators of

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In almost every case, hiring a work comp lawyer is key to getting fair compensation. You’ve just hurt yourself at work; you think to yourself, “Should I even report my work-related injury to my employer? Do I really need workers’ compensation benefits?” The short answer is yes, you should report your injury, and file a

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  Kiefer Law Office is a different kind of law firm. With “creating a culture of compassion” as our philosophy and corner stone of our business, we have a staff that has helped to create the family environment our clients love and appreciate. Working with people in crisis, we know the importance of not just

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  This is a win we’re quite proud of. The commission found Permanent Total Disability (PTD) despite a return to work. Benefits were awarded to a hardworking man who did not give up easily and tried to work for some time after his injury. We argued and won that these efforts didn’t disqualify him from

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  Christine Kiefer of the Kiefer Law Office was recently featured in the Columbia Business Times’ Women in Business. Women in Business highlights some of Columbia’s most influential women in business and community. Get ready to meet some amazing powerhouses in this special section:   What is your area of expertise? Workers’ compensation and social security

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