Personal Injury

10 Industries with the Most Fatal Injuries Per Year in the US

Industries with the most wrongful death workers’ compensation cases per year Unfortunately, work-related injuries and deaths occur in just about every industry. No matter how easy the work or how safe the environment, it is nearly impossible to completely avoid accidents or negligence.  Workers’ compensation claims are filed every day, but some industries are more […]

The 10 Most Common Workers’ Compensation Injuries

Workers’ comp claims are some of the most neglected claims when it comes to receiving compensation for injuries or wrongful death due to an accident or negligence.  Each state has a minimum number of employees a company must have before being required to carry workers’ compensation insurance. While most state’s rules are very similar, each […]

Common Personal Injury Mistakes to Avoid When Filing a Claim

Avoiding common personal injury claim mistakes Making a personal injury claim can be a very stressful process. Having a lists of steps to follow before you begin can save you a lot of time, money, and worry. In a personal injury case, your medical records are essential and detailed documentation is critical. If you have […]

What Workers’ Compensation Treatment am I Entitled to in Missouri?

What is workers’ compensation? Workers’ compensation (also known as workers’ comp or work comp) is when an employee receives benefits from their employer after they become ill or are injured on the job. Companies purchased workers’ compensation insurance to provide medical treatment to injured employees and aid employees financially during their recovery. Many times, employees […]

Everything You Need to Know about Car Accidents in Missouri

Unfortunately, automobile accidents happen. For this reason, you should be aware of the risks so you can protect yourself whenever you’re behind the wheel. Knowing the risks and their severity also helps you know whether or not you will need the help of a car accident lawyer. Missouri is a state known for its harsh […]

What to Do if Your Car or Truck Accident Police Report is Incorrect

The importance of an accurate police report after your car or truck accident Whenever there’s a car or truck accident, a police report has to be filed. This report will be used as the official description of the scene. Although it may be official, that doesn’t mean that it’s representative of what really happens. If […]

McChesney & Ortwerth Win Drunk Driving Settlement of $2.2 Million

Missouri Lawyers Weekly features McChesney & Ortwerth LLC for its work in recovering $2.2 Million Dollars for the family of a St. Louis man and his 2-month old daughter, who died in a fiery car crash caused by a drunk driver and the negligence of a local bar owner. Read the full article below:

Texas Homeowners File Federal Lawsuit Against Arkema Plant

More Than a Dozen Crosby Residents File Class Action Lawsuit in Federal Court Residents of Crosby, Texas filed a class action lawsuit against Arkema, a global special chemicals company. During Hurricane Harvey, the plant’s back-up generators were flooded and organic peroxides ignited. This is the second lawsuit to be filed since the hurricane. The lawsuit […]

SUV Crashes into Roof in St. Louis

Speeding SUV Crashes into Roof of St. Louis Home A strange car accident happened in the Walnut Park West neighborhood of St. Louis, where an SUV became trapped in the roof of a home. An SUV was speeding through a neighborhood when it hit a curb, went up the front lawn hill, launched into the […]

What is the Difference Between Workers’ Comp and Employer’s Liability?

Understanding the basics of workers’ compensation and employer’s liability is the best way to differentiate the two. As workers’ comp attorneys, we are often asked the difference between the two, so you are not alone if you are not sure yourself. Both workers’ compensation and employer’s liability deal with injuries in the workplace and the […]