What is a permanent partial disability?

If you are an injured worker, you have probably heard the term “permanent partial disability.” What does that mean? In Missouri, when a person is injured on the job, they are entitled to temporary total disability benefits while they are recovering from their injury. Once the doctor determines that there is nothing further that can… read more

Who chooses the workers’ compensation doctor?

In Missouri, as in most states, the employer has the right to choose the doctor that will treat an injured employee. This has resulted in frustration for many employees. Often, injured employees are forced to travel to a different city for care, or the doctors selected are not very good, are unhelpful or even uncaring…. read more

Do pre-existing injuries matter in a lawsuit?

Often, when a person is injured in a car collision or from a slip and fall or by a doctor’s malpractice, the reality is they were not in perfect health before they were hurt by another’s negligence. Maybe they had prior injuries or a health condition that was already affecting their lives. As you can… read more

Uninsured and underinsured motorist insurance is vital

Don’t forget about your uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage! One of the saddest things I see as a lawyer helping people who have been badly injured by another person’s negligent driving is when the negligent driver does not have enough insurance or no insurance at all. The injured person receives no or very little compensation… read more