Workplace accidents happen in all sorts of ways, from falling off of a ladder on a construction site to sustaining a serious burn while working in an office. Likewise, slip-and-fall accidents happen for many reasons, whether someone falls down on ice while walking along the sidewalk or they slip on something that was spilled on the floor of a retail store. Sometimes, people are involved in slip-and-fall accidents while they are working, and these accidents can be tough for various reasons. Not only are the financial consequences of these accidents often significant (medical bills, lost wages, and so forth), but injured workers may have to find a new career.
Construction sites across Missouri pose endless numbers of safety hazards, many of which are life-threatening. Heavy machines are essential on construction sites, but they pose some of the most severe safety risks. If you operate a crane, excavator or another type of heavy equipment, you will be wise to take your own safety precautions instead of relying on your employer to protect your health and safety.
As a resident of Kansas or Missouri who has a disability that is severe enough to keep you out of the workplace, you may be looking for alternative ways to support yourself, and you may be considering applying for Social Security Disability benefits from the U.S. Social Security Administration. At the Law Office of Michael T. Joshi, we recognize that, in order to obtain these benefits, you first must qualify for them, and this involves meeting the administration’s strict definition of “disability.
You have been injured while you were working at your job in Missouri and are now faced with the challenges of overcoming your physical limitations so you can return to work. At The Law Office of Michael J. Joshi, we are experienced in providing injured workers with guidance as they prepare to resume their responsibilities.
Workers' compensation is an employment benefit that is an expectation of nearly all employed professionals in Kansas City. Given that having such coverage is a legal requirement, employers should not be shocked or upset when employees need to use it. Retaliating against an employee for seeking workers' compensation may be illegal, and could not only net an employer fines and other penalties, but also open it up to civil litigation.
Your kids may often look forward to the onset of spring in Kansas City simply because it serves as a sign that summer is right around the corner. To them, summer means no school and more time to play and explore the outdoors. To you, it might mean more worry that the many "adventures" they seek could lead to danger. There are many attractions out there that are inherently dangerous, yet children (particularly young children) may not appreciate the risks they present. When children are injured by such attractions, parents often come to us here at The Law Office of Michael J. Joshi wondering what legal recourse they may have.
Every aspect of construction work poses safety hazards for workers in Kansas and elsewhere. The list of risks you face as you go about your job on a construction site is endless. Safety authorities maintain that falls pose the most significant hazard, with roof work one of the most dangerous sections.