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Workers Compensation

What is Repetitive Stress Injury?

Posted by Lara Vitiello on November 20, 2019

Oftentimes we associate a workplace injury with a single, catastrophic event such as an explosion or fall from a height.  However, most workplace injuries develop slowly, over time from the cumulative effect of repetitive movements or postures on the job.  These can include a wide  range of movements, such as keyboarding, hammering nails or holding […]

Matt Devoti Helps Client Get Larger Workers’ Compensation Pay-Out

Posted by Lara Vitiello on October 22, 2019

Earlier this month, a Casey, Devoti & Brockland client resolved his injury claim for nearly twice the amount offered before he hired our firm.  Ed P. does body work for an auto collision repair shop in mid-Missouri.  Ed’s job demands extensive use of his hands and arms, including the repetitive handling of vibrating machinery and […]

Workplace Safety: Importance of Fall Protection

Posted by Lara Vitiello on June 5, 2018

Two workers were killed Monday when they fell down an elevator shaft at a construction site in downtown St. Louis. This tragic workplace accident illustrates the ever-present dangers of working on a construction site. Falls are among the most common causes of serious work related injuries and deaths. Employers must set up the work place […]

Workplace Safety & Employers’ Responsibilities

Posted by Lara Vitiello on May 30, 2018

Last week we published part one of a two part series on Workers’ Rights.  The first post focused on the definition of a workplace accident, the OSH Act and  workers’ rights under the OSH Act.  This post focuses on employers’ responsibilities under the OSH Act, Workers’ Compensation insurance, and what you should do if you are injured on the job. Employer […]

Workplace Safety & Workers’ Rights

Posted by Lara Vitiello on May 23, 2018

In 2016, according to the U.S. Bureaus of Labor Statistics, there were approximately 2.9 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses reported by private industry employers. This translates to a rate of 2.9 cases per 100 full-time equivalent (FTE) workers annually. As a personal injury lawyers, we do see cases where workers are seriously injured or […]

March Is Workplace Eye Wellness Month

Posted by Lara Vitiello on March 13, 2018

Each day, over 2,000 Americans suffer an eye injury.  Overall about one million Americans have experienced some vision loss due to eye injury, which has resulted in more than $300 million in lost work time, medical expenses and Worker’s Compensation. We typically associate work-related eye injuries with outdoor or industrial jobs, such as construction or […]

Avoid Opioids: 5 Alternatives for Pain Management

Posted by Lara Vitiello on December 12, 2017

This article originally appeared in the Fall 2017 issue of Living Safer Magazine (Vol. 9 Ed. 3)   Legal & Safety Blog Avoid Opioids:  5 Alternatives for Pain Management By Matthew Casey   Pain is the most common reason people seek medical care, according to the National Institute for Health. One hundred million Americans suffer […]

How to Protect Workers in Cold Weather

Posted by Lara Vitiello on December 8, 2017

Prolonged exposure to freezing or cold temperatures may cause serious health problems such as trench foot (prolonged exposure of the feet to damp, cold conditions), frostbite and hypothermia. In extreme cases, including cold water immersion, exposure can lead to death. Danger signs include uncontrolled shivering, slurred speech, clumsy movements, fatigue and confused behavior. If these […]

Workplace Accidents and Workers Compensation

Posted by Lara Vitiello on February 22, 2017

Workplace accidents happen all the time. In some cases, these accidents can be deadly.  Per the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 4,836 fatal work injuries in 2015 – not counting active members of the U.S. Armed Forces.  Some professions are inherently more dangerous than others and come with a higher risk of injury […]

Partner Matt Casey Settles Workers’ Compensation Case

Posted by Lara Vitiello on August 12, 2016

Casey & Devoti recently settled an Illinois Workers’ Compensation case for a lump sum of $400,000 while on appeal after winning the case at Arbitration. The client was represented by Partner Matthew Casey. In March 2011, the client injured his cervical and lumbar spine during a fall while employed as an iron worker for MC […]

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All Partners Named 2019 Missouri Super Lawyers

Casey, Devoti & Brockland is pleased to announce Partners Matthew Casey, Matthew Devoti and Anne Brockland have all been named Missouri Super Lawyers for 2019 by Super Lawyers Magazine. Super Lawyers selections comprise the top 5% of attorneys and are made on an annual, state-by-state basis.  This is the second year Anne Brockland has been […] more

What is Repetitive Stress Injury?

Oftentimes we associate a workplace injury with a single, catastrophic event such as an explosion or fall from a height.  However, most workplace injuries develop slowly, over time from the cumulative effect of repetitive movements or postures on the job.  These can include a wide  range of movements, such as keyboarding, hammering nails or holding […] more

Winter Driving Safety Tips

Earlier this week, the winter switch was flipped in the St. Louis region.  The winter snow storm on Monday left a wake of traffic congestion and accidents across the metro area.  While the official snowfall total was only 1.5 inches in St. Louis, it wreaked havoc on area roads causing 203 crashes and injuring 17 […] more

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