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Missouri: Golf Ball Ends Sheriff’s Career
Posted on 6 Dec 2011 by Martin Klug

While playing golf at a charity event, a stray golf ball struck claimant in the forehead. His employer terminated him about 6 months later. Claimant states he was disabled due to problems with tinnitus, poor balance, memory loss, severe and frequent headaches... Read More

Missouri: Crack In Pavement Found To Be a Work Hazard
Posted on 8 Feb 2014 by Martin Klug

Everyone knows stepping on a crack can break your mother’s back. Can a step on a crack get you comp benefits in Missouri? The Court of Appeals affirmed a commission award for benefits in Dorris v Stoddard County , SD 32830 (Jan. 31, 2014), 2014... Read More

Missouri: Trip and Fall on Public Street Found Compensable
Posted on 7 Feb 2014 by Larson's Spotlight

A Missouri appellate court recently affirmed an decision of the state’s Labor and Industrial Relations Commission that awarded workers’ compensation benefits to an employee who sustained injuries when she tripped on a crack in the street while... Read More

Missouri: No Future Medical From Pig Work
Posted on 27 Jul 2013 by Martin Klug

The Commission reversed an award for future medical benefits to a pig farm worker with Legionnaire’s Disease who lapsed into a coma and spent 6 weeks unconscious. Navis v Premium Standard Farms, 2013 MOWCLR Lexis 128 (lexis.com), 2013 MOWCLR Lexis... Read More

Missouri: Court Finds No "Equal Exposure" From Carrying Helmet During Fall at Work
Posted on 25 Oct 2012 by Martin Klug

The court of appeals once again revisits the issue when “equal exposure” to the same hazard away from the job limits an employee’s ability to obtain worker’s compensation for an injury on the employer’s property. Claimant... Read More

Missouri: No Benefits for Alleged Fume Exposure
Posted on 2 May 2012 by Martin Klug

Claimant lost his claim against the second injury fund when he failed to prove an accident that his alleged exposure to muriatic acid fumes caused a heart attack. Poarch v Treasurer of the State of Missouri , 2012 Mo. App. Lexis 592 (May 1, 2012). The... Read More

  • Blog Post: Missouri: Golf Ball Ends Sheriff’s Career

    While playing golf at a charity event, a stray golf ball struck claimant in the forehead. His employer terminated him about 6 months later. Claimant states he was disabled due to problems with tinnitus, poor balance, memory loss, severe and frequent headaches, insomnia, mood swings and depression. The...
  • Blog Post: Missouri: No Benefits for Alleged Fume Exposure

    Claimant lost his claim against the second injury fund when he failed to prove an accident that his alleged exposure to muriatic acid fumes caused a heart attack. Poarch v Treasurer of the State of Missouri , 2012 Mo. App. Lexis 592 (May 1, 2012). The court rejected an argument that the commission must...
  • Blog Post: Missouri: Court Finds No "Equal Exposure" From Carrying Helmet During Fall at Work

    The court of appeals once again revisits the issue when “equal exposure” to the same hazard away from the job limits an employee’s ability to obtain worker’s compensation for an injury on the employer’s property. Claimant lost his footing on a small staircase on the employer’s...
  • Blog Post: Missouri: No Future Medical From Pig Work

    The Commission reversed an award for future medical benefits to a pig farm worker with Legionnaire’s Disease who lapsed into a coma and spent 6 weeks unconscious. Navis v Premium Standard Farms, 2013 MOWCLR Lexis 128 (lexis.com), 2013 MOWCLR Lexis 128 (Lexis Advance) (July 18, 2013). Navis in...
  • Blog Post: Missouri: Trip and Fall on Public Street Found Compensable

    A Missouri appellate court recently affirmed an decision of the state’s Labor and Industrial Relations Commission that awarded workers’ compensation benefits to an employee who sustained injuries when she tripped on a crack in the street while walking back to her office after going to look...
  • Blog Post: Missouri: Crack In Pavement Found To Be a Work Hazard

    Everyone knows stepping on a crack can break your mother’s back. Can a step on a crack get you comp benefits in Missouri? The Court of Appeals affirmed a commission award for benefits in Dorris v Stoddard County , SD 32830 (Jan. 31, 2014), 2014 MO App. Lexis 94 (lexis.com) 2014 MO App. Lexis...