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Can "gig" workers claim workers' compensation?

The workforce is shifting and Missouri residents are undoubtedly enjoying the flexibility that comes with setting one's own hours. Additionally, "gig" workers often bring in significantly higher income than the federal minimum wage, increasing its attractiveness. However, gig work brings with it concerns of workplace protection.

Truck damages highway in fiery crash

Auto accidents are devastating for everyone involved, including family members and loved ones who are not even in the vehicle at the time of the crash. A truck accident wreaks even more havoc, due to the sheer size and weight of the vehicle and the materials inside the truck. Motorists, pedestrians and motorcyclists have little protection in a crash involving a truck and many fatalities and personal injuries can result.

Pedestrians are at risk when they go for a walk

Although drivers are aware that pedestrians may be nearby, there are many pedestrian accidents that take place each day. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration believes that, after completing an analysis of 2018 traffic data, the total number of pedestrian deaths will have increased by 4% over 2017's numbers. Based on 2017's data, one pedestrian is killed every 88 minutes, making up 16% of all traffic fatalities.

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