Blog Posts in 2012

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  • Holiday Musings
    Holiday Musings

    With both the Holiday season in full effect and the end of the year approaching, we wanted to take this opportunity to thank all of our clients as well as anyone else who has given us the opportunity ...

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  • Would You See a Foot Doctor for a Heart Problem?
    Would You See a Foot Doctor for a Heart Problem?

    An injured worker was recently referred to us by another attorney. He had suffered multiple tears to his shoulder due to a heavy and strenuous job. Fortunately, he was able to receive his surgery and ...

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  • Into the Lion's Den
    Into the Lion's Den

    Recently, I was asked to be part of a panel presenting to one of the largest workers' compensation insurance carriers in the Kansas City area. The room was full of claims representatives and ...

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  • Declaration of Independent(ce)? Are your really an Employee?
    Declaration of Independent(ce)? Are your really an Employee?

    Have you ever heard this one? The Boss: "Okay. You're hired. But I'm only hiring you as an independent contractor. I'll pay your gross wages and your are responsible for paying the taxes." The ...

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  • Notice of Repetitive Injuries: How to Kill Your Claim in Kansas
    Notice of Repetitive Injuries: How to Kill Your Claim in Kansas

    Common sense says that you tell somebody about something after it happens. You can't tell you friend the score of the ballgame until it's been played, right? You can't give notice of a workers ...

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  • There Are No Problem Clients...There Is Only Failure to Communicate
    There Are No Problem Clients...There Is Only Failure to Communicate

    I was recently asked to speak at a continuing legal education seminar for the Missouri Bar Association. The topic: How to deal with difficult clients from a legal ethics perspective. While the typical ...

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