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How Long Do Workers Comp Settlements Take?

Workers’ compensation cases often settle in as little as 6 months after medical treatment is complete.  However, each case is unique and can take less or more time to settle depending on the injuries and number of parties involved in the claim. The process of settling a workers’ compensation is a multi-step process. In an ideal world, this is how a claim should go. Step...
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What is the Average Workers Comp Settlement?

The average workers’ comp settlement amount is approximately $21,946.62, which was derived from retrieving settlement amounts in workers’ compensation cases that were settled in the last 5 years (between 2016 and 2021). This figure may be comparatively high next to national averages in the United States because the data includes more settlements with serious work injuries. Generally, the average workers’ compensation settlement is between $2,000...
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3 Reasons to Call a Workplace Injury Lawyer Right After an Injury

“The best time to call a workplace injury lawyer is right after you get hurt. The second-best time is now.”—ancient proverb, probably. When a workplace injury occurs, most employees expect their employer to help them. People believe that simply mentioning the injury or accident to their boss will automatically lead to spontaneous offers of free medical care and paid time off while they recover from...
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What to Do if You Get Injured at Work

Getting injured at work can certainly be a traumatic experience that leaves you unsure of your rights and next steps. The good news is that Missouri law requires most employers to carry workers’ compensation insurance for this type of incident. This coverage is responsible for paying for your medical treatment (injury related) in addition to compensation for lost time on the job. Below is a...
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Workers’ Comp VS Personal Injury Law (Key Differences)

Although both workers’ compensation and personal injury settlements involve injuries, there are some key differences distinctions between workers’ comp and personal injury law. The fact that many lawyers (and law firms) handle both personal injury cases as well as workers’ compensation claims often lead to the misconception that the two types of claims are very similar.  Although this is not an exhaustive list, here are...
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Top 5 Mistakes After Getting Hurt at Work

Getting hurt at work can be a painful and confusing time. Well-meaning friends and co-workers (and less well-meaning employers) may give you advice on what you should or should not do. The best place to go for legal advice, however, is to an experienced attorney. The workers’ compensation lawyers at Brown & Crouppen have come up with five common mistakes they want injured workers to...
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Automated Garbage Trucks Proposed to Reduce Worker Injuries

On behalf of Brown & Crouppen, P.C. posted in Workers’ Compensation on Sunday, September 16, 2012 Most of us have dragged heavy trash bags to the garbage bin or the curb. When full, garbage bags can get very heavy and contain sharp-edged objects that we must watch out for or risk getting cut. Workers who take the garbage away must pick up and toss such...
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Woman Injured in Office Kitchen Won’t Get Workers’ Compensation

On behalf of Brown & Crouppen, P.C. posted in Workers’ Compensation on Monday, June 11, 2012 The Missouri Supreme Court has ruled that a woman who fell and injured her hip, leg and pelvis in her office’s kitchen is not eligible for workers’ compensation because it is conceivable that the woman could have suffered a similar injury at home. Specifically, the top court found that...
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