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Law Office of James M. Hoffmann
St. Louis, MO
James M. Hoffmann, Missouri Workers Compensation and Personal Injury Attorney
Interests: Workers Compensation Law, Personal Injury Law
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If you are working in Missouri, your employer is required to carry something called workers’ compensation insurance. It is the type of coverage that is meant to take care of an employee who is injured on the job. Workers’ compensation is different from other types of injury claims because it... Continue reading
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If you are injured while on the job in the state of Missouri, you should know that your employer is generally required to carry workers’ compensation insurance. It ensures that an employer has the assets available to pay for someone who is injured while working under the authority and scope... Continue reading
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The state of Missouri legally requires employers and business owners to carry workers’ compensation insurance. Workers’ compensation isn’t just an insurance policy to make sure that a worker is compensated if they are injured while working; it also ensures that one bad accident by an employee doesn’t bankrupt a company.... Continue reading
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If you are injured in a work-related accident, then you might be eligible to collect workers’ compensation. Workers’ compensation is mandatory in Missouri, and it is a type of insurance that companies and employers take out to ensure that if one of their workers is injured on the job, they... Continue reading
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Workers' compensation is a type of insurance that is used to protect employers and employees alike when injuries happen while on the job. Like a safety net, the benefits of workers' comp were designed to compensate the employee for their injuries and return them to working in the same meaningful... Continue reading
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While many people enjoy a good pedicure or a manicure at their favorite salon, not many of us are aware that those who provide these relaxing services are often overworked, underpaid and may be exposed to serious health hazards. A recent investigation by the New York Times has revealed some... Continue reading
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A number of vehicles and machines are used to move bulky objects, load semi trailers, lift pallets and shift materials from one place to another on construction sites. They are referred to as powered industrial trucks or PITs. Almost all major industries use PITs to some extent. Some industries may... Continue reading
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Hamstring injuries sustained at work The three muscles located in the back of the thighs are known as the hamstring muscles. They may get injured due to several reasons. Sometimes, it may be a minor injury which can be taken care of at home. However, a serious injury may require... Continue reading
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Workplace injuries can cause a lot of pain. Sometimes the pain isn't so bad, and can be treated with some off the shelf painkillers such as ibuprofen or paracetamol and eventually the pain goes away and we no longer need the help that these painkillers offer us. However, for a... Continue reading
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What Is The "Going to and Coming from Rule"? Missouri employers that have more than five employees generally must carry something called workers’ compensation insurance. This insurance coverage will pay for any work-related illnesses or injuries to employees that result while on the job. There are exclusions to the benefits... Continue reading
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If you're off work and receiving workers compensation benefits, can your employer terminate your employment? Well there is no simple answer to this. You cannot be fired simply because you have put in a claim for compensation, however you can be fired for other reasons while you are on leave... Continue reading
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With the huge number of road accidents being reported around the country on a daily basis, roadways, highways and interstates are often considered some of the most dangerous places to work. Roadways workers, who build, maintain and repair roads are at a constant risk of injury and death from vehicles... Continue reading
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Loss of limb is among the most severe injuries that a person can sustain. It can have an immediate and permanent impact on the worker’s livelihood. In 2014, as many as 4,900 workers sustained injuries requiring amputation. The loss of a leg, hand or arm can ruin a career and... Continue reading
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Many workers, including public safety workers, construction workers and parking garage attendants, are prone to slip and fall accidents. These workers have to perform their duties regardless of the time of the day and weather conditions. Variable lighting conditions and adverse weather significantly increases the risk of a worker suffering... Continue reading
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Falls from roofs are a common cause of injuries in the construction industry. There are Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards in place to protect workers from roofs falls, but these standards are not enforced. So, falls from roofs remain a serious problem in construction industry. In this post,... Continue reading
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Workplace injuries can affect almost any worker. Even seemingly safe occupations, such as carpet laying, can cause serious injuries. Carpet laying duties can lead to various injuries over time. Knee and back injuries are common because the job is physically demanding. Carpet laying duties often involve a lot of physical... Continue reading
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Mesothelioma is probably one of the most serious types of occupational illnesses. It is a rare form of cancer, so there are many misconceptions surrounding it. If you are a worker who has been diagnosed with Mesothelioma, you should be armed with all the important facts in order to make... Continue reading
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Workplace injuries are more common that they should be, and in most cases, they are preventable. Each year, hundreds of workers suffer catastrophic work-related injuries, and are rendered disabled for the rest of their lives. In this post, we will discuss some of the most commonly reported catastrophic workplace injuries:... Continue reading
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Many workers have to perform their daily duties in hazardous conditions, and this can lead to serious and even life threatening injuries. Some injuries may be the result of a single incident, while others develop over a period of time. For example, one difficult working condition that many workers have... Continue reading
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Earlier this year a research team with Liberty Mutual Research Institute’s Center for Injury Epidemiology found that an individual who is working a second job is putting themselves at a higher risk for a workplace injury. If you fall under this category and have questions about filing a claim for... Continue reading
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While every workplace injury has consequences and may require medical treatment and time off from work, but there are certain types of injuries that are life changing and even fatal. Our law office comes across several cases of catastrophic workplace injuries, and in this post we will discuss the most... Continue reading
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An injured worker must prove that his or her work was the prevailing factor in causing the occupational illness and the resulting disability. An occupational disease is a health condition or illness caused by exposure at the workplace. In order to receive workers' compensation benefits for an occupational illness, the... Continue reading
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What are the procedures for filing a workers' compensation claim? In the state of Missouri, employers are obligated to offer workers’ compensation insurance to their employees. Generally, an injured employee is entitled to benefits for work-related accidents. There are requirements an employee should comply with to receive these benefits. Who... Continue reading
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The workers' compensation process can become complicated and overwhelming. Do you need the help of a Missouri workers' compensation attorney? Every year, millions of employees are injured at their workplace. They may have to bear substantial medical expenses and wage loss due to the injuries. There is a workers’ compensation... Continue reading
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It is the legal obligation of every employer to provide safe working conditions for employees. It includes providing appropriate safety gear, safety training, and taking necessary precautions in potentially hazardous situations. Creating a safe workplace also includes preventing slip and fall accidents. In spite of this, we come across numerous... Continue reading