The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health recently reported its concern over the prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders in public safety workers nationwide. If you are a firefighter or an emergency medical technician in Missouri, you might be alarmed to learn that your chances of developing MSD are five times higher than that of most workers in other industries. In its National Occupational Research Agenda for the public safety sector, NIOSH published the agency's objectives to address employee safety in this sector.
As a resident of Kansas or Missouri who currently receives disability benefits from the U.S. Social Security Administration, you should know that the current presidential administration is considering reviewing recipients’ social media accounts in an attempt to cut down on fraudulent disability claims. At the Law Office of Michael J. Joshi, we understand that there are certain things you must prove if you wish to continue to receive disability benefits, and we are well-versed in the reasons the administration sometimes uses when denying or revoking benefits eligibility.
Say "brain injury lawsuit," and most might think of an action taken on behalf of one injured due to the simple negligence of another. While that often may be the case, there are actions involving brain injuries (or all types of personal injuries, for that matter) for which there may not be a direct connection between a plaintiff and defendant. In scenarios where a defective product might have led to a brain injury, an entire company can be the target for litigation.
Depending on the severity, car accidents can have a range of devastating effects. Even seemingly minor crashes can result in serious medical issues, including whiplash. The Mayo Clinic offers the following information on whiplash and how it can affect your health and wellness.
Robotic equipment has formed part of industrial facilities in Missouri for many years. However, while they used to be massive machines in cages to prevent workers' contact and resulting injuries, advanced technology has led to human employees working alongside robots. Are you ready to share your workspace with a robot?
Workers in Kansas City may often come across toxic chemicals without knowing. There are many situations where this can happen. For instance, an employer may have failed to inform its employees about toxins in the substances they handle. Another possibility is that the worker may have entered a work area without proper gear to protect them from toxins other employees were handling.
You never anticipate suffering a severe injury in Kansas City, which is likely why such accidents are often so debilitating. Not only do you have to deal with the direct physical effects of the injury, but you also are forced to pay with the expenses that come with it. Then there is the potential for an additional financial loss if your injury forces you to take time off work to recuperate (or worse, keeps you from returning to work at all). All of these factors can lead to you facing inordinate expenses. This is typically what prompts people to file personal injury lawsuits.