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MO: Commission Awards PTD for Depression, Reversing Findings of Temporary Award

MO: Commission Awards PTD for Depression, Reversing Findings of Temporary Award Claimant can no longer work due to depression, according to a Commission decision affirming a PTD award. Venable v St. Louis Bridge Co. , DOLIR 7-26-11. Claimant hurt his back and required a multi-level fusion. He had...

Missouri: Groin Injury Changes Man’s Life

An owner of an excavation business slipped in January 1999, did the splits, and had a groin injury that changed his life. Turner v Turner Excavating , 2013 MOWCLR Lexis 118 (lexis.com), 2013 MOWCLR Lexis 118 (Lexis Advance) (July 10, 2013). He had been self-employed for about 20 years. Claimant, 63,...

Missouri: No Comp Benefits For a Prosecutor's Ordinary Stress

A state prosecutor worked for nine years at Jackson County and claims working too hard made him depressed, impaired his ability to concentrate and rendered him unemployable. Kersten v Jackson County , 2015 Mo WCLR Lexis 19 (lexis.com), 2015 Mo WCLR Lexis 19 (Lexis Advance) (March 5, 2015). Jackson County...

Missouri Lowers Burden for Mental Stress Claims

What does a claimant have to prove for work-related stress when their job is inherently stressful? Mantia v MoDot, 2015 MoWCLR Lexis 39 (lexis.com), 2015 MoWCLR Lexis 39 (Lexis Advance) ( April 28, 2015) charts a much lower bar for claimants to receive compensation, and it reverses a denial of benefits...