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Lawyers with more than 100 years of combined experience serving Missouri and Kansas
Established in 1980, White, Graham, Buckley & Carr, L.L.C. is a client-focused, results-oriented personal injury and employment discrimination law firm. We understand the stressful nature of a serious injury or job-related problem, and we have an open office environment where clients can feel comfortable discussing the details of their cases. This level of compassion for our clients mirrors our intensity for pursuing just compensation we are known in the legal community as a law firm always willing to try cases if it means getting better results.
We know the outcome of a lawsuit can drastically alter the course of your life. To better serve those in need, we devote our practice to helping clients whose cases involve:
We also provide assistance with traffic violations and consumer fraud cases.
Bryan White And Gene Graham Obtain Supreme Court Ruling In Favor of Missouri Workers Who Have Been Retaliated Against For Filing Workers’ Compensation Claims
On April 15, 2014, Bryan White and Gene Graham won an appeal before the Supreme Court of Missouri and overturned a 30 year old ruling that had allowed discrimination against employees who filed workers’ compensation claims. The firm represented employee John Templemire, who believed he had been terminated by his employer for filing a workers’ compensation claim. By statute, Missouri prohibits any discrimination against workers who have been injured on the job and have filed workers’ compensation claims. In 1984, however, the Supreme Court of Missouri held that an employee who was discriminated against could not prevail in a lawsuit against the employer unless the employee could prove the filing of a workers’ compensation claim was the only reason for the employee’s termination. This standard allowed discrimination, because the employer was permitted to retaliate against the employee as long as some other factor (like alleged insubordination) also had a role in the employer’s treatment of the employee. Our firm challenged this unfair, incorrect standard after the trial of John Templemire’s case. On appeal, the Supreme Court agreed that the current standard was incorrect and unjust and ruled that if the filing of a workers’ compensation claim played any part in the employer’s decision to terminate or retaliate against an employee, the employer has engaged in unlawful discrimination. Now Missouri workers will finally enjoy the protections from discrimination that Missouri law was meant to provide, and attorneys can provide meaningful help to those workers who have been unlawfully discriminated against for exercising their statutory workers’ compensation rights. The case is Templemire V. W&M Welding, Inc., SC93132, available here:http://www.courts.mo.gov/file.jsp?id=72255
Bryan White and Gene Graham are attorneys in the firm of White, Graham, Buckley & Carr, L.L.C. They primarily practice in the areas of employment litigation, personal injury litigation, commercial litigation and consumer fraud.
Clients who come to White, Graham, Buckley & Carr, L.L.C. have more than just qualified attorneys on their side they also get to work with our team of knowledgeable, personable staff members. In addition to their work with the law firm, Kim Buckley, Kathy Austin and Denise Sandberg are all actively involved in supporting children and young adults during their formative years.
Our attorneys have successfully litigated many types of personal injury and accident cases throughout Missouri, including but not limited to cases involving:
- Personal Injury
Personal injury lawsuits occur when individuals are hurt by the careless, reckless or intentional actions of other people or businesses. When a person or business is found to be at fault or responsible by law for the injury of another person, they are legally liable for the injuries and can be held accountable to financially compensate the victims in the case.
- Medical Malpractice
Medical, physician and hospital malpractice lawsuits and claims occur when patients become injured or even at times killed as an outcome of negligence or intentional actions of a physician, nurse or any other medical care provider. Medical malpractice cases can be the result of hospital errors, injuries to a baby or the mother during labor and delivery, errors made during surgery, medication errors, medical misdiagnosis, cancer misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose cancer (breast cancer, bladder cancer, lung, pelvic, ovarian, cervical), the misreading of X-rays or test results, radiologist errors, cases of HMO misconduct, adverse dangerous drug reactions, and the failure of medical devices.
- Wrongful Death
A wrongful death claim is when someone dies and the death has occurred due to the negligence or actions of another individual or business. Wrongful death cases can arise from many negligent actions of others such as, a death caused by a drunk driver, a building or structure that is unsound or improperly constructed, the failure or manufacturing of a defective product and the failure to correctly or in a timely manner diagnose a disease that becomes fatal.
- Employment Discrimination
Employment discrimination lawsuits generally occur when a job applicant or an employee is subjected to unfair treatment due to his or her race, religion, skin color, national origin, gender, disability, or their age. In the United Sates it is against the law to discriminate in any way in employment, including the hiring process. However, these laws do not stop employment discrimination from happening often in the workplace.
- Elderly Neglect & Nursing Home Abuse
Elderly neglect and nursing home abuse lawsuits often involve bed sores/pressure ulcers, slip and falls within the nursing homes, physical assaults, sexual abuse/assault, physical or chemical restraints, choking, malnutrition, dehydration, clogged breathing tubes, severe burns and many other forms of injury that often happen within assisted living facilities, nursing homes and at home healthcare providers place of residence.
- Car Accidents and Truck Accidents
Each and every time a person gets behind the wheel of their car or truck, they are taking on a portion of the responsibility of the safety of every other person out on the road or highway. Car crashes unfortunately happen more often than anyone could imagine. If a vehicle accident is due to the negligent driving or their careless actions have caused injuries or have killed another person, the driver that caused the accident has to be held accountable for their actions.
Good lawyers helping good people
There is no need to struggle with a complex legal situation on your own contact an attorney from our Independence, MO law firm online if you have been seriously injured or are facing discrimination at work. We offer free initial consultations, operate on a contingency fee basis, and take pride in our ability to see families and individuals through the entirety of their personal injury or employment discrimination claim. We can come to your home or hospital if you are unable to travel to our office and have evening and weekend hours available on an appointment-only basis.
Located close to the Independence Center and the new Independence Event Center, White, Graham, Buckley & Carr, L.L.C. works with clients throughout Eastern Jackson County, the Kansas City Metropolitan Area, Missouri and Kansas.