New Missouri Workers’ Compensation Bill Passed by Senate
WorkersCompensation.com announced the bill's acceptance, which was sponsored by Senator Goodman of Mt. Vernon. The bill protects Missouri employees from being named in personal lawsuits brought upon co-workers who injure them in worksite accidents. The bill would only allow accountability for damages if the accident was intentional.
This bill, if enacted into law, would repeal a past appeals court decision on a recent case in Kansas City. In the Robinson vs. Hooker lawsuit, one employee (Robinson) was blinded in one eye when the hose held by a co-worker (Hooker) slipped from her grip and hit Robinson's face.
Robinson filed a civil negligence lawsuit against Hooker for the injury but the Circuit Court granted Hooker a motion to dismiss. This decision was later reversed by the Court of Appeals. These additional personal lawsuits were filed after Robinson had settled a Workers' Compensation claim with the employer.
Missouri Workers' Compensation laws can be difficult to understand when you are suffering from a work injury or disabling condition developed on the job. You deserve the help of an experienced St. Louis Workers' Compensation attorney to help make sure your legal rights are protected.
Contacting a St. Louis Workers' Compensation Attorney
Workers' Compensation claims can come in many forms. You may be suddenly injured in a workplace accident or develop a disabling condition over time because of the nature of your job. In either case, you deserve the benefits from the Workers' Compensation insurance your employer is required to supply.
When you find yourself fighting to collect the Workers' Compensation benefits you deserve, you may need the help of a St. Louis Workers' Compensation attorney. To get started with determining if you have a viable Workers' Compensation case, contact the St. Louis Workers' Compensation attorney team at Bollwerk & Tatlow, LLC - 314-315-8111.