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Missouri Workers' Compensation

Simon Law Group, P.C. has established this page to inform clients and colleagues of recent, pertinent case law. This site is updated quarterly. Complete quarterly case law updates are available in Adobe Acrobat format (*.pdf) by clicking on the link next to each update. (Acrobat Reader required).
CASE LAW UPDATES Archives ( 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007)
October 2011-December 2011

Injury Sustained at Golf Tournament Not Compensable
Injury Sustained Washing Patrol Car Windows Found Compensable
Making Coffee Found Not in Course and Scope of Employment
Claimant PTD Due to Hepatitis C Alone
Commission Must Decide if Injury is "Accident" Before Claimant Can Proceed with Civil Claim
SIF Not Responsible for Progression of Pre-existing Disabilities or New Conditions After and Unrelated to Primary Injury
Commission Trends

July 2011-September 2011

Permanent Total Disability – SIF
Credibility of Doctors’ Opinions
Safety Violation of an Employer – The Scaffolding Act ’292.090
A Safety Violation – Employer Does Not Always Have to Prove Prior Discipline
The Exclusivity Provision and Occupational Disease Claims

April 2011-June 2011

Permanent Total Disability - Second Injury Fund
Permanent Total Disability - Last Injury Alone
Permanent Total Disability - Claimant Working Sporadically
Medical Treatment Related to Work Injury
Surveillance - Discoverable Through Subpoena
Exclusivity of Workers' Compensation and Affirmative Defense
Commission Trends

January 2011-March 2011

Lack of Written Notice Not Prejudicial To Employer
Owner/Operator Not an Employee
Permanent Total Disability Claim – SIF
Exclusive Jurisdiction - Occupational Disease
Dependant Benefits
Commission Trends-Old Law
Commission Trends-New Law

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