Workplace Safety

Dixon’s workplace safety lawyers protect workers in the courtroom.

Most people in St. Louis have personally felt what economists tell us, which is that the economy in this region has been struggling even more than the national economy. The population of St. Louis has stagnated, and the per capita income in the metro area has fallen to around 77% of the average in New York, when a few decades ago our region’s per capita income was 89% of New York’s. The coastal economies seem to have recovered from the 2008 recession better than some areas in the middle of the country, but St. Louis has struggled more than even some of its peer cities, like Chicago.

Many blame changes in federal anti-monopoly regulations that led to the loss of companies like TWA and Ozark Airlines, Boatmen’s Bank, Stix Baer & Fuller, Central Hardware, McDonnell Douglas, Southwestern Bell, Fleishman-Hillard, Ralston Purina, and A.G. Edwards. And, of course, worst of all InBev has bought out Anheuser-Busch. This is not intended to be a rant against globalization and of course many of these acquired companies still have a presence here, it is simply to point out that companies in St. Louis are under pressure to be competitive and that can lead to shortcuts in workplace safety.

Our firm offers a variety of legal services. This includes personal injury, workers compensation, product liability, and other claims. Our St. Louis workplace safety lawyers bring quality legal counsel to clients and their families. Please contact us for additional information and a free consultation from our workplace safety attorneys.

St. Louis, MO Workplace Safety Attorneys

When you pursue a workplace safety claim in St. Louis, it’s important to find legal counsel with experience. Dixon’s personal injury and workers comp lawyers ensure clients have the resources they need to win a claim. Here are a few questions to ask St. Louis workplace safety attorneys:

How much will legal representation cost me? This varies on the workplace safety case and other factors. We utilize a contingency system, which means our services are free.

How much would I win? Again, this also depends on the claim. Dixon Injury Firm’s St. Louis workplace safety lawyers try to provide clients medical expenses, personal hardship, and other compensation.

What’s next? The next step is to contact Dixon for more info and consultation from our workplace safety lawyers.

Tough Times Can Lead to Risky Workplaces

The Department of Labor in Missouri provides data on the injuries suffered at work in Missouri, and the statistics are pretty close to the national numbers. By far the most common injuries are sprains or strains, which account for about 37% of injuries nationally and 35.7% in private industry in Missouri. The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics says these injuries require a median of 12 days off work to recuperate. People in the shipping business, moving freight, stock, and material, suffered these injuries the most. They were followed by nursing assistants and tractor-trailer truck drivers. Their injuries are commonly caused by overexertion or falls, slips, and trips. The second most common types of injuries in Missouri are fractures, which are about 12.9% of reported cases in Missouri and 9% nationally. These take a median of 31 days to heal.

Studies show that work gets riskier in a bad economy. For example, one study published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services found that insecure or precarious employment drives up workplace risks. Companies are looking for the most productive workers, and they may punish those that report safety risks or ask for health accommodations. Tests show that people working at companies going through layoffs have health problems like high blood pressure that can aggravate other conditions. And studies may actually underestimate the health problems because workers in a struggling economy do not want to complain. It is very likely, then, that St. Louis workers are being exposed to more risk than the national average.

More About Workplace Safety Lawyers in St. Louis

Christopher R. Dixon and the Dixon Injury Firm excel at workplace safety cases and additional personal and workplace injuries. Recognized by the National Trial Lawyers Association as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer, Chris understands how difficult these types of cases are for families. To help alleviate financial stress, Dixon Injury Firm make things easier by offering a contingency payment system. This allows you to pay fees only if the case is won. Dixon’s legal services are free until then.

Call for Compassionate and Aggressive Legal Representation

Chris Dixon is a home-grown attorney that cares deeply about the St. Louis, Missouri community. He attended Lindbergh High School and studied law at the University of Missouri and he has since returned to St. Louis to build a practice based solely on helping those that have been wrongfully injured. He also gives back to the community. He has created the St. Louis Suit Project, which is a nonprofit aimed at providing high school and college students with professional outfits that they need for the workplace or job interviews. He also provides his services to clients free of charge to them. He only gets paid if he successfully collects compensation for a client that has suffered. If you have been injured in the workplace, call us for a free consultation at (314) 409-7060 as soon as possible. Workplace injuries must be reported quickly to maintain a claim.

Recent Case Victories

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    Missouri Commercial Bus Crash

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  • $1,000,000 Settlement
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    St. Louis Car Accident on Lindbergh Causes Herniated Disc

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  • $250,000 Settlement
    Missouri Premises Liability Fall (Slip and Fall)

    Our client was enjoying her birthday party at a local restaurant. As she was walking towards her table, she slipped on water which had been spilled near the exit. Our investigation revealed that the sole ...

  • $150,000 Settlement
    Missouri Commercial Truck and Trailer Accident

    Our client was enjoying her afternoon, having just been asked by her fiance for her hand in marriage, when a driver from a local construction company hauling commercial digging equipment smashed his company truck and ...

  • $100,000 Settlement
    Missouri Motorcycle Crash

    Our client was hit while walking next to a garage when the owner of the garage’s son squealed the tires of his SUV while in reverse and accelerated backwards into our client. Our client sustained ...

  • $100,000 Settlement
    Missouri Car Accident

    Our client, a passenger in the rear of her friends vehicle, was significantly injured when her friend negligently pulled the vehicle into oncoming traffic. The T-Bone collision resulted in broken bones and a significant period ...

  • $100,000 Settlement
    St. Louis Wrongful Death Settlement

    Our client’s brother was killed when he stepped into a poorly lit street attempting to cross the roadway. While not crossing the crosswalk, the speeding vehicle which claimed his life paid the policy limits of ...

  • $65,000 Settlement
    Missouri Pedestrian Accident

    St. Louis City nurse was lawfully in the crosswalk returning from lunch, when a Jeep failed to stop for the pedestrian traffic and struck 3 individuals. My client sustained damage to her cervical and lumbar ...

  • $50,000 Settlement
    Missouri Car Accident Crash

    Our client was riding in the front passenger seat of the vehicle. Driver of his vehicle failed to yield to oncoming traffic causing laceration to passenger’s forehead from impact. The scarring, while small, is now ...

  • $50,000 Settlement
    Missouri Auto Accident

    Our client was traveling to work when an automobile driver who failed to yield to her position suddenly struck her. She sustained back and neck injuries that forced her to miss a substantial amount of ...

  • $45,000 Settlement
    Missouri Dog Bite

    Local cable installer was bit by a pit-bull while responding to a service call for his employer. Client was able to pursue a worker’s compensation and premises liability claim to recover compensation for his injuries.

  • $40,000 Settlement
    Missouri Dog Bite

    Minor child receives multiple stitches to cheek after she was bitten from a dog running at large in her residential neighborhood. This child’s parents did an amazing job with medications, lotions, and creams, allowing the ...

  • $40,000 Settlement
    Missouri Low Impact Automobile Accident

    Our client’s head hit the driver’s side windshield after being struck broadside in country club parking lot. Ocular complications from the trauma included double vision, headaches, and swelling.

  • $30,000.00 Settlement
    Missouri Car Crash With Minor Property Damage

    Young driver failed to stop at sign in Chesterfield Valley Missouri shopping complex, resulting in a low impact collision. The firm and low impact nature of this collision caused my client’s body to directly absorb ...

  • Policy Limits Settlement
    Missouri Truck Accident

    Our client was riding with an intoxicated driver who drove their truck off the road and into a tree. Our client sustained life-altering injuries, which applicable insurance policies could not cover. This case illustrates the ...

Meet Christopher R. Dixon

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Results — that's what clients expect from Dixon Injury Firm. Chris brings years of personal injury law experience to the table. Based in St. Louis, his firm provides free consultations and contingency service to the high-caliber injury and liability legal arena. Tell us about your case and we'll show you how to win.

Recent Successes

  • Policy Limits Settlement

    Missouri Truck Accident

    $30,000.00 Settlement

    Missouri Car Crash With Minor Property Damage

  • $40,000 Settlement

    Missouri Low Impact Automobile Accident

    $40,000 Settlement

    Missouri Dog Bite

  • $45,000 Settlement

    Missouri Dog Bite

    $50,000 Settlement

    Missouri Auto Accident

  • $50,000 Settlement

    Missouri Car Accident Crash

    $65,000 Settlement

    Missouri Pedestrian Accident

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