What Are the Most Common Occupational Illnesses?

Most people associate workers’ compensation insurance with workplace injuries, but don’t forget that workers’ compensation is also designed to accommodate illness and disease as well. Though an illness or disease doesn’t develop as quickly or blatantly as a workplace injury, it is still a serious and relevant issue to understand. There are many instances in

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St. Louis Work Comp Attorney Discusses Getting The Best Settlement For Your Carpal Tunnel Injuries

As a work comp attorney,I have had to deal with the changes brought about by reform in the Workmans Compensation Law.The standard used to be whether work activities “triggered” carpal tunnel syndrome.The bar was then raised to proving that repetitive activities were a “substantial factor” in producing carpal tunnel. Now you must prove that work

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St. Louis Workers Compensation Attorney Explains How Work Comp Law Now Targets Older Workers

When the  Missouri Legislature passed “Work Comp” reform in 2005 the goal was to payback insurance companies and business groups for their support. The winner always gets the spoils, but this time fairness and common sense had to take a far back seat to expediency. Older workers were punished -for aging!!  Section 190, subsection 3 states that “Any

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St. Louis Work Comp Attorney Provides Information Regarding Carpal Tunnel Surgery

During open carpal tunnel release surgery, the An incision is made at the base of the palm of the hand. This allows the doctor to see the transverse carpal ligament. After the ligament is cut, the skin is closed with stitches. The gap where the ligament was cut is left alone and eventually fills up

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St. Louis “Work Comp Lawyer” Says Missouri Worker’s Compenstion System Is Unfair to Injured Workers

There is a myth that the Missouri Worker’s Compensation system is a liberal, give-a-way system which is laden with all kinds gratuitous perks for anyone who happens to be” lucky enough” to strain their back a little after a hard days work. The image that insurance companies have created is that of lazy employees being

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St. Louis Workman’s Compensation Attorney Discusses Knee Injury Claims

Over the years I have represented alot of “claimants” with knee injury cases. There are alot of different kinds of injuries that I see frequenly. One of the most common injuries is the “torn cartlage”. This will normally result from a twisting motion. The cartlage on the inside of the knee is the “medial meniscus”. The

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St. Louis “Work Comp Lawyer” Dicusses Herniated Disc Injuries

Very few injuries that we commonly see can change a claimant’s life as dramatically as a “herniated disc”. Many similar terms are used almost interchangeably like “ruptured disc” , “disc protrusion” and “herniated nucleous pulposis”.Doctors often describe disc as being like a”jelly donut” between the vertebrae.When the disc material inside of the disc leaks out

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