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  There are lots of acronyms in the Workers’ Compensation system.  If you’re an injured worker navigating the Workers’ Compensation system, you’ve probably heard things that make no sense.  Maybe you’re afraid to ask, you’re intimidated by the adjuster, case manager, doctors, and your employer.  But you do have a right to ask and to

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If you read nothing else in this post, do not ignore this: DO NOT LEAVE ANY DOCTOR’S APPOINTMENT WITHOUT AN OFF WORK SLIP, OR NOTE CLEARLY STATING YOUR WORK RESTRICTIONS!!!!! Here’s the bottom line- unless the authorized doctor has outlined clear work restrictions, you will be expected to go back to work.  The employer will

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Venue will be in Missouri for all accidents occurring here.  However, if the “contract for employment” was made in Missouri and the injury occurred elsewhere, it also can be venued here.  We see this a lot with workers who travel for work, or have projects out of state, like construction, road maintenance, or other jobs

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This has been on the minds of many of people contacting my office in the past weeks. What if you contract COVID-19 at work? First, Missouri law says that you must prove that the number one cause of your condition or injury, above all other possible causes, is work, whether that be a broken leg,

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It is frustrating to read articles like this in the New York Times. This kind of mentality about disabled people is based on an assumption that disabled people are dishonest, lazy, or cheating the system.  It ignores the fact that Social Security Disability is essentially an insurance policy.  Applying for disability is simply a person

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The Columbia Tribune wrote this Story on what we at Kiefer Law know all too well.  If you are a Corrections Officer, your job in  inherently dangerous.  However, what policies are in place to avoid it as much as possible?  If you are hurt, how are you treated afterward?  Does the State offer you support,

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  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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