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Does shift work lead to more car accidents?

In general, the human body is designed to be awake during the day and asleep at night. However, not every profession works on that same schedule. You may end up with a job in Missouri where you are working third shift. Shift work can be difficult on the body. According to Medical Daily, there are indications that beyond creating a higher risk that you will end up with heart conditions or other diseases, shift work can also turn you into a drowsy driver. 

What is personal injury?

Personal injury is an area of law that covers a lot of ground in Missouri. According to the American Bar Association, personal injury law involves cases where someone gets hurt due to someone else's negligence. As you can see, this can include many different types of accident scenarios. 

Car accident leaves bystander with injuries

For many Missouri residents, the thought of being injured while minding their own business seems a bit excessive and unlikely. Most people associate accidents and injuries with actions involving their participation, negligence, distraction or confusion. However, it is not unheard of for people to be the victims of unforeseen accidents that trigger a series of unanticipated events. Sometimes, these unlikely situations can create chaos and result in the injury of innocent bystanders. 

Car accidents and burn injuries

Car accidents in Springfield often have devastating consequences for those involved. There are a variety of factors that determine the type and seriousness of injuries victims sustain. It is not uncommon for some vehicles to catch fire. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, 1,250 people sustained burn injuries from 194,000 highway car accidents that occurred from 2008 to 2010. Victims are likely to sustain mild to severe burns that they might not completely recover from. 

Can you file a personal injury claim if you are injured at work?

If you are injured on someone's property or due to someone's negligence in Missouri, you generally have the right to bring a personal injury claim against them in court. This may make you wonder about an injury at work. If it is due to your employer's negligence, can you file a personal injury claim?

19-year-old driver hits and kills female bicyclist

Many people assume that car accidents only occur between vehicles. However, many of these incidents involve pedestrians (people who are not vehicle occupants). Pedestrians are more likely to suffer life-threatening injuries and die after being struck by motor vehicles. Victims who lose their lives and leave behind families and loved ones must cope with the aftermath. 

The right to sue if injured at work

In most cases, if a person is injured due to the negligence of another person, he or she can file a personal injury claim in a Missouri court. However, this is not the case when a person gets injured on the job. Injuries in the workplace are covered under workers' compensation. According to BizFilings, one of the elements of a workers' compensation claim is that the employee agrees to waive his or her right to sue the employer.


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