§ 287.010 Citation of law
§ 287.020 Definitions — intent to abrogate earlier case law
§ 287.021 Sheriffs and deputy sheriffs to be covered by workers’ compensation — ..
§ 287.030 Employer defined
§ 287.035 Partners, sole proprietors may elect to receive benefits for themselves — ..
§ 287.037 Member of limited liability company to receive coverage, rejection of ..
§ 287.040 Liability of employer — contractors, subcontractors
§ 287.041 For-hire motor carrier not an employer of a lessor — definition
§ 287.043 Abrogation of case law regarding definition of owner
§ 287.060 Employers and employees affected by this act
§ 287.061 Occupational or business license for construction contractors, city or ..
§ 287.063 Occupational diseases, presumption of exposure — last employer liable — ..
§ 287.067 Occupational disease defined — repetitive motion, loss of hearing, ..
§ 287.070 Occupational diseases directly related to cleanup of an illegal drug ..
§ 287.090 Exempt employers and occupations — election to accept — withdrawal — ..
§ 287.100 Legislative intent relative to other laws expressed
§ 287.110 Scope of chapter as to injuries and diseases covered
§ 287.120 Liability of employer set out — compensation increased or reduced, when — ..
§ 287.123 Insurers to establish safety engineering and management services program — ..
§ 287.124 Department of labor and industrial relations, certification of employer ..
§ 287.126 Toll-free telephone number for workers’ compensation information, division ..
§ 287.127 Notice, employer to post, contents — division to develop, distribute, and ..
§ 287.128 Unlawful acts, penalties — fraud or noncompliance, complaint may be filed, ..
§ 287.129 False billing practices of health care provider, defined, effect — ..
§ 287.130 Employer’s liability joint and several — contribution allowable
§ 287.135 Managed care services, department to establish program to certify ..
§ 287.140 Employer to provide medical and other services, transportation, artificial ..
§ 287.141 Physical rehabilitation, defined, division of workers’ compensation to ..
§ 287.143 Vocational rehabilitation services, not mandatory — testing and assessment
§ 287.144 Definitions
§ 287.145 Rehabilitation practitioners, providers, certification of, how
§ 287.146 Employee authorized to receive vocational rehabilitation, when — duties of ..
§ 287.148 Loss of suitable, gainful employment, how determined — severe injury, ..
§ 287.149 Benefits to be paid, when — reduction of benefits, when
§ 287.150 Subrogation to rights of employee or dependents against third person, ..
§ 287.160 Waiting period — compensation, how paid — interest, how computed — not ..
§ 287.170 Temporary total disability, amount to be paid — method of payment — ..
§ 287.180 Temporary partial disability, amount to be paid — method of payment
§ 287.190 Permanent partial disability, amount to be paid — permanent partial ..
§ 287.195 Claims for hernia, proof required
§ 287.197 Occupational deafness — tests, claims, awards, liability of employer, ..
§ 287.200 Permanent total disability, amount to be paid — suspension of payments, ..
§ 287.203 Termination of compensation by employer, employee right to hearing — ..
§ 287.210 Physical examination of employee — exchange of medical records — ..
§ 287.215 Injured employee to be furnished copy of his statement, otherwise ..
§ 287.220 Compensation and payment of compensation for disability — second injury ..
§ 287.223 Missouri mesothelioma risk management fund created — definitions — issuance ..
§ 287.230 Payment of compensation at death of employee — exceptions — abrogation of ..
§ 287.240 Death benefits and burial expenses, amount, to whom paid and when paid — ..
§ 287.241 Death benefits, inconsistent with section 287.240, when
§ 287.243 Line of duty compensation — definitions — claim procedure — distribution — ..
§ 287.245 Volunteer firefighters, grants for workers’ compensation insurance premiums ..
§ 287.250 Compensation, computation of — average weekly wage, division or commission ..
§ 287.252 Cafeteria plan payroll deductions, not to reduce computation of employee ..
§ 287.253 Monetary bonus, effect on benefits
§ 287.260 Compensation to have priority — not assignable — exceptions
§ 287.266 Payments made to public assistance recipients to be a debt due state, ..
§ 287.270 Benefits from other sources no bar to compensation, exception, professional ..
§ 287.280 Employer’s entire liability to be covered, self-insurer or approved carrier ..
§ 287.282 Employee leasing arrangements, coverage required
§ 287.290 Employee not to pay cost of insurance
§ 287.300 Employer’s liability primary or secondary — notice and service, when sufficient
§ 287.310 Policies to be approved by department — deductible plans authorized, ..
§ 287.335 Determinations review board, created, purpose — code classifications, ..
§ 287.340 Insurance companies must keep reserve
§ 287.350 Insurance companies to make report
§ 287.360 Director may suspend or revoke permits and ask for a receiver
§ 287.370 Compensation in lieu of insurance, how provided
§ 287.380 Employer or insurer to make report to division, requirements — information ..
§ 287.390 Compromise settlements, how made — validity, effect, settlement with minor ..
§ 287.400 Accident — duty of division — employer
§ 287.410 Powers and functions of the division of workers’ compensation
§ 287.420 Written notice of injury to be given to employer — exceptions
§ 287.430 Limitation as to action, exception
§ 287.440 Limitation begins to run, when
§ 287.450 Failure to agree on compensation — division to hold hearings
§ 287.460 Division hearings, findings sent to parties and insurer — mediation ..
§ 287.470 Commission may review and change award
§ 287.480 Application for review, time limit — when deemed filed — bond required, when
§ 287.490 Final award conclusive unless an appeal is taken — grounds for setting ..
§ 287.495 Final award conclusive unless an appeal is taken — grounds for setting ..
§ 287.500 Circuit court may act upon memorandum — procedure
§ 287.510 Temporary or partial awards may be made
§ 287.520 Notice — manner of serving
§ 287.530 Commission or division may commute compensation, when and how
§ 287.540 Compensation commuted — funds, how paid out
§ 287.550 Proceedings before commission to be informal and summary
§ 287.560 Division or commission may administer oaths, issue process, take ..
§ 287.570 Contempt — penalty
§ 287.580 Death, pending proceedings — action shall not abate
§ 287.590 Division may be sued — official seal
§ 287.600 Oath of office
§ 287.610 Additional administrative law judges, appointment and qualification, limit ..
§ 287.615 Employees of division — compensation — selection
§ 287.620 Attorney general legal adviser
§ 287.630 Forms, other material furnished by commission and division
§ 287.640 Necessary offices to be provided, where — salaries — traveling expenses, ..
§ 287.642 Public information programs, division to establish
§ 287.650 Division to make rules and regulations — power to destroy reports, when — rules
§ 287.655 Dismissal of claims, when, how, effect
§ 287.660 Fees
§ 287.670 No fees for services of public officers
§ 287.680 Annual report to governor
§ 287.690 Premium tax on insurance carriers, purpose, rate, how determined — use of ..
§ 287.700 Returns delinquent — duty of director
§ 287.710 Tax returns — payments — use of proceeds — funds and interest not to lapse
§ 287.713 Director, report of expenditures
§ 287.715 Annual surcharge required for second injury fund, amount, how computed, ..
§ 287.716 Surcharge on deductible plan policyholders, when, calculation of — ..
§ 287.717 Surcharge collection, procedure — failure to pay, interest assessed, when
§ 287.720 Companies withdrawing from state liable for taxes imposed — department of ..
§ 287.730 Employer carrying own risk must pay tax
§ 287.740 Compliance with provisions obligatory — penalty for violation
§ 287.745 Delinquent taxes, interest, rate — overpayment of taxes, credit
§ 287.750 Sufficiency of notice
§ 287.760 Insurance carriers exempt from other tax, when
§ 287.780 Discrimination because of exercising compensation rights prohibited — civil ..
§ 287.790 Penalty not specifically provided — misdemeanor
§ 287.800 Law to be strictly construed
§ 287.801 Review of claims, by whom
§ 287.804 Waiver of compensation by employee, procedure
§ 287.808 Burden of proof
§ 287.810 Change of administrative law judge, procedure, limitations
§ 287.811 Discovery in workers’ compensation cases, sections not to effect
§ 287.812 Definitions
§ 287.813 Retirement, administrative law judges and legal advisors — participation in ..
§ 287.815 Retirement, age and service qualifications
§ 287.820 Benefits, amount, how payable — exemption from execution, certain judgment ..
§ 287.825 Death of member before or after retirement — benefits of beneficiaries
§ 287.830 Retirement with less than twelve years service — benefits
§ 287.835 Removal from office bars benefits — intentional killing of administrative ..
§ 287.840 Practice of law after retirement — restrictions
§ 287.845 Administration of retirement system and funds
§ 287.846 Retirement benefit plan exclusive, exception — transfer of funds from other ..
§ 287.850 Life insurance benefits
§ 287.855 Disability benefits
§ 287.856 Administrative law judges and legal advisors serving in Armed Forces may ..
§ 287.860 Guaranty association, created, all self-insured to be members — powers — ..
§ 287.862 Board of directors, members, appointment, qualifications — director to be ..
§ 287.865 Moneys not deemed state moneys — use of funds — reports to director, when — ..
§ 287.867 Insolvency fund, created — purposes, audit of
§ 287.870 Plan of operation, submitted to division, when — purpose, contents — ..
§ 287.872 Powers and duties of division
§ 287.875 Assignment of recovery rights to corporation, when — receiver or ..
§ 287.877 Insolvent member, board may determine, how — notice to division, when
§ 287.880 Liability, limitation of
§ 287.882 Automatic stay of proceedings, when, duration
§ 287.885 Limitations on actions
§ 287.886 Severability clause
§ 287.892 Workers’ compensation insurers to report cost data to department
§ 287.894 Insurers to report medical claims data to division of workers’ ..
§ 287.896 Residual market, department to develop plan — insurers to participate, ..
§ 287.900 Citation of law — definitions
§ 287.902 Missouri employers mutual insurance company, created, powers, purpose
§ 287.905 Board, created — members, appointment, qualifications, terms — chairman
§ 287.907 Administrator, hiring of, qualifications, compensation — powers of board, ..
§ 287.909 Administrator, duties of, bond required — immunity from liability, board ..
§ 287.910 Rates, board to determine, how
§ 287.912 Investment policy, board to determine — administrator to make investments, how
§ 287.915 Agents may sell policies, commissions
§ 287.917 Workplace safety program, administrator to formulate — safety plan, ..
§ 287.919 Company not to receive state appropriation, exception — revenue bonds, ..
§ 287.920 Audit required, when, procedure — report, contents, governor and general ..
§ 287.930 Definitions
§ 287.932 Act not applicable, when — unfair trade practices, when
§ 287.935 Insurer and advisory organization not to make agreement restraining trade — ..
§ 287.937 Director may conduct examinations — insurer and advisory organizations to ..
§ 287.940 Penalties for violations, director may impose — each day a separate ..
§ 287.942 Competitive market presumed to exist, when — reasonable degree of ..
§ 287.945 Director to monitor degree of competition, purpose
§ 287.947 Insurers to file rate information in competitive market with the director, ..
§ 287.950 Competitive market, rates not to be excessive, inadequate, unfairly ..
§ 287.952 Rate standards in noncompetitive market, factors
§ 287.955 Insurers to adhere to uniform classification system, plan — director to ..
§ 287.957 Experience rating plan, contents
§ 287.960 Disapproval of rate, when, how — procedures, director’s powers — effect
§ 287.962 Hearings, when, conduct of — findings made, when — right to judicial ..
§ 287.965 Aggrieved party may file application with director, hearing held, when — ..
§ 287.967 Advisory organization must obtain license, restrictions — license, ..
§ 287.970 Advisory organization not to file rates on behalf of insurer, exception
§ 287.972 Advisory organization’s permitted activities — director may allow pure ..
§ 287.975 Pure premium rate, schedule of rates, filed with director, when — payroll ..

Terms Used In Missouri Laws > Chapter 287 - Workers' Compensation Law

  • accident: as used in this chapter shall mean an unexpected traumatic event or unusual strain identifiable by time and place of occurrence and producing at the time objective symptoms of an injury caused by a specific event during a single work shift. See Missouri Laws 287.020
  • Adjourn: A motion to adjourn a legislative chamber or a committee, if passed, ends that day's session.
  • Advice and consent: Under the Constitution, presidential nominations for executive and judicial posts take effect only when confirmed by the Senate, and international treaties become effective only when the Senate approves them by a two-thirds vote.
  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Annuity: A periodic (usually annual) payment of a fixed sum of money for either the life of the recipient or for a fixed number of years. A series of payments under a contract from an insurance company, a trust company, or an individual. Annuity payments are made at regular intervals over a period of more than one full year.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Case law: The law as laid down in cases that have been decided in the decisions of the courts.
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • complete medical report: means the report of a physician giving the physician's qualifications and the patient's history, complaints, details of the findings of any and all laboratory, X-ray and all other technical examinations, diagnosis, prognosis, nature of disability, if any, and an estimate of the percentage of permanent partial disability, if any. See Missouri Laws 287.210
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Counterclaim: A claim that a defendant makes against a plaintiff.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • dependent: as used in this chapter shall mean:

    (a) A wife upon a husband with whom she lives or who is legally liable for her support, and a husband upon a wife with whom he lives or who is legally liable for his support. See Missouri Laws 287.240

  • Deposition: An oral statement made before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths. Such statements are often taken to examine potential witnesses, to obtain discovery, or to be used later in trial.
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • division: as used in this chapter means the division of workers' compensation of the department of labor and industrial relations of the state of Missouri. See Missouri Laws 287.020
  • employee: as used in this chapter shall be construed to mean every person in the service of any employer, as defined in this chapter, under any contract of hire, express or implied, oral or written, or under any appointment or election, including executive officers of corporations. See Missouri Laws 287.020
  • employer: as used in this chapter shall be construed to mean:

    (1) Every person, partnership, association, corporation, limited liability partnership or company, trustee, receiver, the legal representatives of a deceased employer, and every other person, including any person or corporation operating a railroad and any public service corporation, using the service of another for pay. See Missouri Laws 287.030

  • Entitlement: A Federal program or provision of law that requires payments to any person or unit of government that meets the eligibility criteria established by law. Entitlements constitute a binding obligation on the part of the Federal Government, and eligible recipients have legal recourse if the obligation is not fulfilled. Social Security and veterans' compensation and pensions are examples of entitlement programs.
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • following: when used by way of reference to any section of the statutes, mean the section next preceding or next following that in which the reference is made, unless some other section is expressly designated in the reference. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Garnishment: Generally, garnishment is a court proceeding in which a creditor asks a court to order a third party who owes money to the debtor or otherwise holds assets belonging to the debtor to turn over to the creditor any of the debtor
  • Germane: On the subject of the pending bill or other business; a strict standard of relevance.
  • Handicap: means a mental or physical impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, whether the impairment is congenital or acquired by accident, injury, or disease, and where the impairment is verified by medical findings. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • hereafter: means the time after the statute containing it takes effect. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Impeachment: (1) The process of calling something into question, as in "impeaching the testimony of a witness." (2) The constitutional process whereby the House of Representatives may "impeach" (accuse of misconduct) high officers of the federal government for trial in the Senate.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Legislative session: That part of a chamber's daily session in which it considers legislative business (bills, resolutions, and actions related thereto).
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • maximum medical improvement: shall mean the point at which the injured employee's medical condition has stabilized and can no longer reasonably improve with additional medical care, as determined within a reasonable degree of medical certainty. See Missouri Laws 287.020
  • minor: means a person who has not attained the age of eighteen years. See Missouri Laws 287.020
  • Minority leader: See Floor Leaders
  • Month: means a calendar month, and "year" means a calendar year unless otherwise expressed, and is equivalent to the words year of our Lord. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • person: may extend and be applied to bodies politic and corporate, and to partnerships and other unincorporated associations. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • personal injuries: shall mean violence to the physical structure of the body and to the personal property which is used to make up the physical structure of the body, such as artificial dentures, artificial limbs, glass eyes, eyeglasses, and other prostheses which are placed in or on the body to replace the physical structure and such disease or infection as naturally results therefrom. See Missouri Laws 287.020
  • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Property: includes real and personal property. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Recess: A temporary interruption of the legislative business.
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Remand: When an appellate court sends a case back to a lower court for further proceedings.
  • Reporter: Makes a record of court proceedings and prepares a transcript, and also publishes the court's opinions or decisions (in the courts of appeals).
  • Rescission: The cancellation of budget authority previously provided by Congress. The Impoundment Control Act of 1974 specifies that the President may propose to Congress that funds be rescinded. If both Houses have not approved a rescission proposal (by passing legislation) within 45 days of continuous session, any funds being withheld must be made available for obligation.
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • State: when applied to any of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories, and the words "United States" includes such district and territories. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Statute of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.
  • total disability: as used in this chapter shall mean inability to return to any employment and not merely mean inability to return to the employment in which the employee was engaged at the time of the accident. See Missouri Laws 287.020
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • United States: includes such district and territories. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.