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.