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Collection-Practices

Collection Practices

The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (often referred to as the "FDCPA") is a federal consumer protection law that is designed to regulate the conduct of debt collectors and the debt collection industry. The law applies to collection agencies, law firms, and other people who are hired by companies to attempt to collect outstanding debt. The uuu sdasdf adsfasdfasd asdf

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Consumer-Reports

What is the Fair Credit Reporting Act?

What is the Fair Credit Reporting Act? The Fair Credit Reporting Act (often referred to as the "FRCA") is a federal consumer protection law that regulates the production and distribution of consumer reports. Despite its name, the FCRA does not apply solely to credit reports.

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Denied-Insurance-Claims

Denied Insurance Claims

The Missouri vexatious refusal to pay statute is a consumer protection law that is designed to prohibit abusive insurance practices. The law applies to what are known as first-party insurance contracts. That is to say, the law only covers claims made against your own insurance.

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Work-Related-Car-Crash

Work-Related Car Crash

How should a work-related car crash be handled? People are sometimes confused by how to handle a situation where they are injured in a car crash while working. The attorneys in our office are often asked whether this type of situation should be handled as a workers’ compensation matter or as a motor vehicle accident tort case. The answer is "both."

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Dangerous-Roadways

Dangerous Roadways

All too often, the liability for a car accident does not fall with one of the drivers—the road is to blame. Many road conditions can cause cars to veer out of their lanes, run off the road, or roll over.

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Missouri Workers Compensation FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions About Missouri Workers Compensation

The following frequently asked questions provide some basic information about workers' compensation claims. To learn more about your rights and responsibilities under Missouri law ...

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Calculating Missouri Workers Compensation Benefits

How to calculate certain Missouri workers' compensation benefits explained

Generally speaking, and as discussed on the Benefits Overview page, there are several types of benefits available. This page should help you to calculate the benefits that are available under the workers compensation law.

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Common Foot and Leg Injuries Covered by MO Work Comp

Common foot and leg injuries covered by Missouri workers compensation law

Lear Werts LLP represents injured workers throughout Missouri who have suffered foot or leg injuries, including fractures, knee tendonitis and bursitis, and loss of limb.

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Common Hand and Arm Injuries Covered by MO Work Comp

Common hand and arm injuries covered by Missouri workers compensation law

Attorneys at Lear Werts LLP represent employees in Columbia and throughout Missouri who have suffered hand and arm injuries in the workplace, including fractures, nerve damage, loss of limb, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, and repetitive strain injuries.

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Work Related Neck and Back Injuries Under Work Comp

Common neck and back injuries covered by Missouri workers compensation law

Lear Werts LLP has extensive experience building successful workers' compensation claims on behalf of injured employees, including injuries involving the neck and back. Neck and back injuries are among the most common workplace injuries ...

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Missouri Employee Whistleblower Protection | Columbia MO Law Firm

Missouri law protects employees who "blow the whistle" against their employers

Missouri employers are generally not allowed to terminate employees for reporting violations of law. This article explains ...

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Disability Employment Discrimination

Call 312-508-5838 to speak with a disability discrimination lawyer.

If you have been treated badly at your job (or at a potential job) because you are disabled, you may have been subjected to disability discrimination...

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Trash Truck Drivers

Trash truck drivers and workers are frequently denied overtime compensation

In the garbage and sanitation industry it is common for employers to pay their drivers, helpers, and loaders based on an hourly wage but not pay them time-and-a-half for when they work more than 40 hours in a week. Additionally, many of these companies pay certain...

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Returning Service Members

Returning Service Members

As Reservists and National Guard return after leaving their home and jobs to protect our nation, they need to know that jobs will be available. The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Right Act (USERRA) provides special protection for returning service members...

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Retaliation

Retaliation

Provisions in state and federal employment and labor laws protect employees from employer retaliation in the following situations...

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Consumer Reports

What is the Fair Credit Reporting Act?

What is the Fair Credit Reporting Act? The Fair Credit Reporting Act (often referred to as the "FRCA") is a federal consumer protection law that regulates the production and distribution of consumer reports. Despite its name, the FCRA does not apply solely to credit reports.

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Denied Insurance Claims

Denied Insurance Claims

The Missouri vexatious refusal to pay statute is a consumer protection law that is designed to prohibit abusive insurance practices. The law applies to what are known as first-party insurance contracts. That is to say, the law only covers claims made against your own insurance.

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