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Missouri: Court Declines to Limit Remarriage Benefits

Missouri worker's compensation law allows a two-year lump-sum benefit to a surviving spouse who remarries. The Missouri Court of Appeals addressed whether a surviving spouse receives the full amount of the remarriage benefit if the surviving spouse was not entitled to 100% of the death benefits....

Missouri: Appeals Court Construes “Remarriage” Penalty for Death Benefits Claims

Indicating that the case was one of first impression, a Missouri appellate court recently held that the commutation of death benefits for a surviving spouse who remarries after the award is to be computed using the “plain language” of the statute, 287.240(4)(a) R.S. Mo. and accordingly is...

Missouri: Court Affirms Death Benefits for Hep C Exposure

Can a hospital worker recover benefits for hepatitis C without showing the disease was present in the hospital where he worked? Smith v Capital Region Medical Center , 2014 Mo. App. Lexis 1453 (lexis.com), 2014 Mo. App. Lexis 1453 (Lexis Advance) (December 23, 2014) affirmed an award of death benefits...

Missouri: Commission Caps Fees in an Undisputed Death Case

The Commission capped attorney’s fees on a death case and found a contract for a 25% contingency fee was not fair and reasonable. Bynum, dec. v Bynum et al, 2016 MO WCLR Lexis 29 (May 3 2016) (Lexis Advance), 2016 MO WCLR Lexis 29 (May 3 2016) (lexis.com) involved a claimant who had a severe...