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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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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
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Receiving notification from your employer that your workers' compensation claim is being delayed or denied may be shocking, but it is not uncommon. Claims administrators are known to try and find some basis for a denial, especially when the consequences of the injury are expensive. They may try and claim... Continue reading
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Some of the most common types of workplace injuries are muscle strains and sprains. Muscle strains or sprains are usually caused by overexertion. Actions like pushing, pulling, carrying, lifting, or throwing, are often the culprits and are the most common causes of workplace injury. The law regarding workers compensation and... Continue reading
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Employers have the responsibility to protect workers and to provide the proper training and minimize risks to employees. Injuries that workers sustain while working at grain companies can be devastating and life-altering. These injuries are unfortunately not uncommon. There have been several more instances like these since this one where... Continue reading
A worker’s mud drilling lawsuit was overturned on a technicality. He has worked on oil and gas rigs for many years and has not escaped the toxic effects of asbestos. He began his career 1964 and has worked on oil and gas rigs for over 19 years. In 1995 he... Continue reading
Employers are required to keep employees safe, which is why there is a workers’ compensation system in place. Safety regulations are a vital part of protecting both employees and employers. It is important to identify hazards and the potential for accidents before they occur so that every action can be... Continue reading
Hand and wrist injuries are some of the most common workplace injuries and can negatively affect your ability to perform your job. While many hand and wrist injuries can be minor and do not necessarily need medical attention, others may be more serious and require treatment and could result in... Continue reading
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Mar 14, 2013