In a recent case, circumstantial evidence supported the finding that a crack in the sidewalk caused the injured Missouri worker to fall. “Determinations with regard to causation and work-relatedness are questions of fact to be ruled upon by the Commission, and the reviewing court may not substitute its judgment on the weight of the evidence or on the credibility of witnesses for that of the Commission.” When determining if the injury is work related, the courts are now going to look at the safety of the location that workers are required to work. If there is something in the location that causes the injury, then that will likely be a compensable work injury.
What this means for the average work comp claim in St. Louis is there is now another way to prove that work was the prevailing factor in the injury. More importantly, this helps injured work prove that they were injured while working in the course and scope of employment. This ruling is strongly in the injured workers favor.
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The St. Louis Workers Compensation Lawyers at Roskin & Hoffmann, LLC have nearly 50 years of combined Work Comp experience and we have handled some of the most complex Workers Comp cases throughout Missouri. If you have been injured at work, call our knowledgeable attorneys at (314) 821-9013 or send us a Workers Compensation question. We look forward to helping you. All communications are returned promptly.
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