Someone I know was injured on the job after only working there for 3 months. They were told they haven't been there long enought to collect from their injury. This is in Missouri. Is this a legitimate answer?
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No. In general, in Missouri if you've worked somewhere for that long, you are covered for worker's compensation benefits unless one of the exceptions to coverage applies. And if one of the exceptions does apply, then you would NEVER be covered, no matter how long you worked there, so not working there long enough is not a legitimate basis for denying WC benefits.
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The above answer is very good. I would suggest that the injured party should consult with an attorney. If that person does not already know an attorney, I can refer him or her to one of the very best worker's compensation lawyers in the state for a free consultation.