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MO Workers Comp: Supreme Court upholds “unusual and extraordinary” test

September 12, 2017, the MO Supreme Court issues its ruling in Mantia v. MO Dept. of Transportation. Quick background: Mantia’s job as an accident investigator often exposed her to bodies of those were killed in automobile accidents. This is what is called a “mental – mental” claim…no physical injury, but mental injury arising out of Read More

IL Workers Comp: Court of Appeals Affirms “No Greater Risk” defense

The Illinois Court of Appeals reached a decision in the attached case of Dukich v. IWCC on September 19, 2017, affirming the “No Greater Risk” defense. The Court of Appeals held that where the employer’s parking lot was free of any ice or snow and had no defects on the paved surface where the claimant Read More

Missouri: Using Workers Compensation Legal ABC’s To Stay Out of Hot Water

A.    How Claims Work Which Employers are Covered Under the Missouri Workers Compensation Act? The Missouri Workers’ Compensation Law applies to employers with 5 or more employees and “construction industry” employers with 1 employee or more.  §287.030, RSMo. Under the Missouri Workers’ Compensation Law, an employee who suffers an injury or contracts an occupational Read More

Workers Comp Decisions Define Irony

Irony is truly all around us.  For example, did you know that the Bible is the most shoplifted book in America?  How about this – – Sweden’s famous Ice Hotel is required by law to have operational smoke detectors.  You may not know that in medical terminology, the condition of not being able to pronounce Read More