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What workers' compensation benefits can I receive in Missouri?

Workers' compensation benefits can be a vital lifeline for workers unable to work while they recover from a workplace injury or illness. It is essential for workers to be familiar with the types of benefits that are available to them when they have suffered harm in a workplace accident or are suffering from an occupational illness.

Workers' compensation benefits are an important protection for workers. Benefits for different categories of disabilities may also be available. In addition, benefits may be available for surviving family members of a worker killed in a workplace accident and include benefits for funeral expenses.

3 things you should know about store slip-and-fall incidents

You go to the same store once a week to stock up on groceries and supplies. You've done this for the last six years, ever since you moved into your new home. The store is close to your house, it has a great selection and you like the prices.

For years, that visit is completely uneventful. Then, as you turn a corner onto a new aisle, eyes scanning the shelves for the next item on your list, you slip and fall.

Why did we have over 40,000 traffic fatalities yet again?

Traffic fatalities declined for years, as cars got safer. Airbags saved lives. Crash-warning systems prevented accidents. Back-up cameras helped people see more clearly. Seat belts preserved lives and reduced injuries. Continuous advancements meant that driving โ€” while still the most dangerous thing that most people will ever do โ€” kept getting safer.

In 2016, traffic fatalities rose to more than 40,000. That's a fairly stunning change, and one that worries experts. In 2017, the National Safety Council now estimates that more than 40,000 people died yet again.

Knowing what to do after a car accident is important

It is essential for car accident victims to know what to do following a car accident and the steps to take after a car accident that has left them injured. Knowing what to do following a car accident can help victims recover damages later on for the harm they have suffered. Victims may suffer extensive personal injuries, medical expenses, lost wages and emotional trauma.

To begin with, car accident victims should remain at the scene and call the police to the scene. Police can assist injured victims who should seek immediate medical care for any harm they have suffered. Additionally, a police report can be useful down the road if the victim wants to bring a personal injury claim for damages to seek compensation for the physical, financial and emotional injuries they have suffered.

Assistance navigating personal injuries

We take the necessary precautions to keep ourselves safe each and every day. Unfortunately, even the most diligent of people may be injured by the negligence of another individual at some point. These situations can be life changing. It's important to understand that you are not alone when tragedy strikes.

Instances of personal injury come in many different types. While there are situations where the injuries are obvious and serious enough to immediately warrant medical attention, that's not always the case. Sometimes, the injuries can take time to intensify. When this type of harm creeps up seemingly out of the blue, it can affect your ability to work and simply life.

4 important workers' compensation questions and answers

You got hurt at work. It's a fairly serious back injury, and you spend time in the hospital. Even when you get out, you cannot just go back to work. You stay at home, resting and taking painkillers while you heal.

You do hope you can work again eventually, but that does not pay the bills right now. You start digging into your options for workers' compensation in Missouri, hoping to get the financial assistance you need.

Hazards to watch out for when you're outside this summer

During the summer, people often have more free time and a greater desire to spend time outside enjoy the warmth and sun. People typically spend more time at a neighbor's house, visiting friends, shopping and going out to eat.

These outings are typically uneventful. However, that can change if there are dangerous conditions on a property that put visitors, guests or customers in danger. This summer, it can be wise to beware of common outdoor hazards that can cause a slip-and-fall accident.

Top reasons to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy

Are you beginning to realize that your financial situation is more serious than you once thought? If you find yourself searching for answers but never making progress, you'll want to learn more about Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

Even though it's a last resort for most people, there's nothing wrong with better understanding how to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy and what you can get in return.

Thoughts on social media rants during legal proceedings

Miranda warnings are a bedrock principle of our criminal system that they are included in some manner in so many police and courtroom dramas. However, the statement "what you say may be used against you in a court of law" has deeper implications that what may occur in a criminal case. What people say and do on social media may also have consequences in family court as well.

Essentially, a growing number of courts are accepting and relying upon evidence derived from Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms to make decisions on child custody, parenting time and even child support disputes.

Phony debt collectors are on the prowl this tax season

Tax season is the time of year when debt collection scams peak and countless individuals are duped out of their hard-earned money. While phony debt collectors are nothing new, this year seems to be particularly troublesome with scams hitting unprecedented numbers. Since 2017 phony collection calls have increased by 1,218 percent with callers who claim to be the IRS threatening any innocent person who happens to answer.

How can you know if a debt collector is legitimate?

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