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Injured Correctional Officer Gets TTD After Termination for Unauthorized Absences

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 | 112 | 0 | 9 min read

The Missouri Court of Appeals ruled that an injured corrections officer’s termination for absenteeism did not render him ineligible for temporary total disability benefits. Case: Hicks v. State of Missouri, No. ED108023, 03/17/2020, published. Facts: In 2013, Jeffrey Hicks began working for the Regional Diagnostic Correctional Center in Bonne Terre, Missouri. He suffered an injury to his left arm and shoulder during training in January 2014. Hicks reported his injury to the training staff but did not request medical treatment because he was concerned about losing his job if ...

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