CDC Report Finds Younger Workers Face Higher Risk of Injury on the Job

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) (April 23, 2010) states that younger workers (defined as those aged 15--24 years) represent 14% of the U.S. labor force and face high risk for injury while on the job compared to workers 25...

Missouri: Supreme Court Reverses Comp Benefits From Making Coffee

Claimant was injured in an office kitchen after making coffee and fell when she turned to put coffee grounds into the trash eventually resulting in surgery to her hip and pelvis. The Supreme Court in Johme v St. John's Mercy Healthcare, No. SC 92113 (May 29, 2012), 2012 Mo Lexis 101 reversed an award...

Missouri: Court Rejects Co-employee Liability in Wrongful Death Claim

Many Missouri employees have been dragged in court recently regarding workplace injuries following a landmark 2010 case Robinson v Hooker , 323 S.W.3d 418 (Mo. App. W.D. 2010), which concluded the exclusive remedy of the Missouri workers’ compensation act after statutory reform no longer provided...

IL: Increased Risk of Injury May Be Either “Qualitatively” or “Quantitatively” Shown

An Illinois appellate court recently an award of workers’ compensation benefits to a Community Service Officer who sustained injuries to his right knee and back when his knee “gave out” while he traversed a stairway in the police station where he worked. The court acknowledged that...