Workers' Compensation

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Arbitrator Rules For Kansas City Chiefs: Players Must Pursue Workers’ Comp in Missouri, Not California
Posted on 1 Mar 2012 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

Former Kansas City Chiefs football players cannot seek California workers' compensation benefits under the rationale that their cumulative injuries occurred in various cities and states. Numerous injured NFL players have filed workers' compensation... Read More

Missouri: A "Working" Claimant is Not a Total (sometimes)
Posted on 8 Dec 2011 by Martin Klug

Claimant's capacity to return to work for 1 1/2 years after her back injury defeated her SIF claim that she was permanently and totally disabled. Her duties such as data entry, answering phones or monitoring suicidal patients were considered a ‘real... Read More

MO: Working Doesn't Stop PTD Benefits for Claimant
Posted on 28 Feb 2012 by Martin Klug

A permanently and totally disabled claimant with a traumatic brain injury did not lose benefits because he was working, according to the Missouri Court of Appeals, when the employer failed to show a change in physical condition. The case is Pavia v Smitty's... Read More

Missouri: Wrongful Death Suit Allowed for Teen Killed on Job
Posted on 13 Sep 2012 by Martin Klug

An 18-year old girl was working as a cashier for Dollar General in Campbell, Missouri when her boyfriend entered the store with a rifle, he fatally shot her and then killed himself. The employer claimed her accident arose out of her employment because... Read More