Family Sues on Behalf of Worker Killed in 2018 Tower Collapse
The family of Steve Lemay, a 56-year-old tower repairman from Blaine, Washington, is suing Missouri State University for wrongful death. Lemay was killed on April 19, 2018 when a 2,000-foot tall TV tower collapsed while under repair.... READ MORE
Jefferson City Landscaper Dies at Construction Site: OSHA Levies Fines Against Company
Jacob Schrimpf, 31, was killed while working on a construction site in Jefferson City in January of 2020. Schrimpf was a landscaper at Schrimpf Landscaping and was working the construction site for the Old St. Mary’s Hospital... READ MORE
How Do I File A Workers’ Compensation Claim In Missouri?
If you are injured at work, chances are that you will want to file a workers' compensation Claim for Compensation. We've previously discussed the types of benefits that are available to you in all workplace injuries. In order... READ MORE
What workers’ compensation benefits are available to me?
If you are injured at work, there are three basic types of benefits that are available to you. The fact that you are receiving one type of benefit does not preclude you from receiving the other two... READ MORE
Can My Employer Fire Me For Filing A Workers’ Compensation Claim?
Missouri law provides safeguards and protections to prevent employers from firing an employee merely because they have filed a workers' compensation claim. Under Section 287.780, RSMo, "[n]o employer or agent shall discharge or discriminate against any employee for... READ MORE
Am I an Independent Contractor?
It happens like this: a worker is going about their daily routine on the job. Something goes wrong and he or she is hurt. The worker then properly notifies the boss that he or she has been hurt on... READ MORE
How can I get workers’ compensation benefits?
A workplace injury is an all too common occurrence. When you are injured at work there are very specific technical and legal requirements that you must follow to ensure that workers' compensation benefits are available to you.... READ MORE
The Missouri legislature recently weakened employment protections. Here is what you need to know
During the 2017 Regular Session, the Missouri legislature passed SB 43 which will drastically undermine safeguards against discrimination in the workplace. The bill, which was sponsored by a legislator who owns and operates businesses currently being sued for workplace discrimination,... READ MORE