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Missouri Workers’ Compensation Insurance Costs May Increase in 2014

Next year, Missouri businesses could see the cost of workers’ compensation insurance significantly increase. This increase is partly due to the depleted state fund that exists to compensate disabled workers in the state of Missouri. The increase in workers’ compensation costs is an attempt by the state to shore up the state fund and make … Read more

Updated: May 23, 2019

Reporting Unsafe Working Conditions

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Many employees do not feel safe reporting conditions that are unsafe or requesting an investigation from OSHA because they fear retaliation by employers. Unsafe work conditions should not be tolerated. However, many employees do not feel safe reporting conditions that are unsafe or requesting an investigation from the Occupational Safety & Health Administration because they … Read more

Updated: July 21, 2022

Understanding the Components of a Missouri Workers’ Comp Case

The Law Office of James M. Hoffmann has been working to protect the rights of injured Missouri workers for over 20 years. Mediation Mediation is usually ordered by the court. Mediation is an attempt to resolve the case without involvement from a judge. In mediation there should be an open exchange of information between the … Read more

Communicate Effectively With Your Employer After a Work Injury

Communicating issues to an employer is generally better than an employer only being informed through paperwork. Employers are required to maintain workers’ compensation insurance for their employees. They must do so not only to protect their employees in the event of injury, but also to protect themselves. Injured employees should receive medical care and potentially … Read more

Updated: October 10, 2013

Ways Employers May Commit Workers’ Compensation Fraud

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Workers’ compensation fraud perpetrated by employers is a big problem, both for injured workers, the state – who in many cases assumes the cost of care for workers, and for the employer. Workers’ compensation fraud also impacts other businesses that are not committing fraud, as their insurance costs will be raised to compensate for the … Read more

Updated: September 30, 2013

What Happens When The Workers’ Compensation System Does Not Work?

Workers’ compensation systems are intended to be efficient and keep injury cases out of the courts. States develop and implement their own systems, so the way that each state approaches and handles workers’ compensation injuries can vary significantly from state to state. Workers are generally supposed to be guaranteed benefits for injuries and medical treatment … Read more