Personal Injury – Job Site Injuries

Injury – What are my rights?

If you are involved in an accident, what are your rights? Most people know they are eligible to hire a lawyer, but what are you really entitled to? Every case is unique, but we have narrowed down the top rights you may receive if someone else injures you: 1.Past Medical...

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8 Reasons CBPW is right for your case

We have over 101 years of combined legal experience. Partner Michael Ponder has over 25 years’ experience and was awarded the Lon O. Hocker Award from the Missouri Bar. $2.55 Million Settlement in Electrocution Case. We’ve litigated cases from Kansas City to Cape Girardeau, from Phoenix to Philadelphia and Miami...

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Economic vs. Non-Economic Damages

Q: What are economic and non-economic damages in a personal injury case? A: Clients in personal injury cases may recover economic and non-economic damages. Some attorneys may refer to them as “general” or “special” damages. In some circumstances, punitive damages may be available as well. So, what exactly are economic damages? Economic damages...

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Job site injuries: When to contact an attorney

Many companies have specific programs aimed at avoiding work-related injuries. Safe work practices and efforts to avoid injuries are important for employers and employees alike. However, once an injury happens, it’s not in your best interest to avoid reporting the incident. When an injury is not reported, an employer can...

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Stages of a Personal Injury Case

Every personal injury case is unique – different contributing factors, different timelines, different impact on the victim’s life. Understanding the stages your case may go through will help you assist your attorney achieve the best possible outcome and also prepare you for the legal process. Your Initial Case Evaluation During...

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4 Factors That Impact The Value of Your Case

Every personal injury claim is unique, but there are common factors that affect the viability of your case. Knowing what those are can help you improve your chances of fair compensation. FAULT If the negligent party is clearly 100% at fault for your injury, this increases your case value. If...

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What are my Rights if I’m Hurt at Work?

Work can hurt. Occasionally, labor-intensive work can have employees limping off the jobsite or attached to a heating pad over the weekend. Sometimes, things can go very wrong, leaving employees seriously injured. Workers’ Compensation Workers’ compensation is an insurance purchased by the employer to cover injuries incurred in the workplace....

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Top 10 Most Dangerous Jobs In The U.S.

For many workers, each day on the job brings the threat of injury. Although they may do everything possible to stay safe, accidents and machine malfunctions happen. Below is a list of the 10 most dangerous jobs in America, as determined by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. 10) While transporting...

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