Key v. Diamond International – $10 Million Missouri Negligence Verdict Affirmed

Key v. Diamond International - $10 Million Missouri Negligence Verdict Affirmed A former trucking company worker who was seriously and permanently injured as a result of a work-related injury succeeded in securing a $10 million verdict for compensation against a third party - a ruling that was recently affirmed by the Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, in Key v. Diamond International. The appellate Read More

Peters v. Terrio – Exclusive Remedy of Missouri Workers’ Compensation Law

Peters v. Terrio - Exclusive Remedy of Missouri Workers' Compensation Law Workers who are hurt - even killed - in an on-the-job accident are entitled to receive workers' compensation benefits. However, Missouri law - like that in many other states - holds that these benefits are to serve as the "exclusive remedy" to injured workers. That means they can't sue their employers, co-workers or supervisors for Read More

Black Friday Crowds Increase Risks of Work Accidents in St. Louis

Black Friday Crowds Increase Risks of Work Accidents in St. Louis The number of crowd-related injuries in St. Louis and elsewhere during big sale events has increased in past years. In fact, in 2008 an employee died during the opening of a store on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving when most major retailers and other businesses offer big discounts. This year, theOccupational Safety and Health Administration Read More

Man killed in St. Louis forklift accident; Heavy machinery common cause of fatal injuries

Man killed in St. Louis forklift accident; Heavy machinery common cause of fatal injuries Federal investigators are looking into a fatal St. Louis work accident that claimed the life of a forklift operator, St. Louis Today reported. A St. Louis wrongful death attorney should always be consulted when an employee is killed on the job. The outcome of the investigation by the Occupational Safety & Health Read More