Workers' Compensation

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Missouri: Court Weakens 'Equal Exposure' Defense In a New Parking Lot Case
Posted on 3 Nov 2014 by Martin Klug

A worker who injured his knee falling on a snowy adjacent parking lot while leaving work was awarded benefits. Scholastic v David Viley, 2014 Mo App. Lexis 1207 (Lexis Advance), 2014 Mo App. Lexis 1207 (lexis.com), WD 77546 (Oct. 28, 2014) This case is... Read More

MO: Supreme Court to Address "Equal Exposure" Defense
Posted on 26 Oct 2011 by Martin Klug

When is an accident not compensable because an injured worker was equally exposed to the hazard or risk outside of and unrelated to the employment? The issue will now go to the Missouri Supreme Court, based on a recent transfer by the Eastern District... 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

MO: Is falling on the employer’s lot in the morning enough to obtain benefits?
Posted on 4 Nov 2011 by Martin Klug

The recent Commission case Lantie Wilson v Buchanan County , Oct. 14, 2011, 2011 Mo WCLR Lexis 206, involved a claimant who fell on the employer's lot reporting to work. The Commission affirmed an award of benefits and concluded that there was no... 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

MO: Supreme Court to Address "Equal Exposure" Defense
Posted on 26 Oct 2011 by Martin Klug

When is an accident not compensable because an injured worker was equally exposed to the hazard or risk outside of and unrelated to the employment? The issue will now go to the Missouri Supreme Court, based on a recent transfer by the Eastern District... Read More