Can The Missouri Second Injury Fund Help You?

The second injury fund is set up for employees who suffer a work place injury that aggravates or worsens a previous one. It is also meant to help employers who hire a worker with a disability or handicap. The second injury fund is funded by insurance companies that cover workers’ compensation and is overseen by … Read more

Updated: July 27, 2021

Falling Rocks in Underground Mining Industry

Underground mining is a very dangerous job and has one of the highest fatal injury rates out of all U.S. industry. Most are caused by falling rock which is responsible for approximately 500 mining injuries each year. If you are one of these 500 injured in a mining accident you are entitled to workers’ compensation … Read more

Updated: November 11, 2019

Chronic Back Pain and Workers Compensation

If you have suffered a back injury at work, you may need to be able to prove that it was caused by a task or accident while at work. So far this year in Missouri, 5,479 workers compensation cases have been filed.  A large portion of these involve back injuries and pain that are often … Read more

Updated: October 31, 2013

Slip and Fall Accidents at Work

St. Louis Workers Compensation Lawyers

Workers’ compensation is a benefit provided to an employee who finds himself hurt or ill as a result of his employment.  Employers are required by law to carry insurance for claims. Employees do not contribute any of their wages towards workers’ comp insurance. It serves to not only ensure that an injured workers medical bills … Read more

Updated: February 8, 2017

Should You Use a Workers’ Comp Settlement Calculator?

Every workers compensation case is unique. At the Law Office of James M. Hoffmann we focus on YOUR case and what is best for YOU.  When you are injured on the job, you and your family need answers fast. In addition to every day living expenses, you will likely have medical bills to pay for. … Read more

Updated: March 11, 2022

Employer Claims It Shouldn’t Have to Pay for Injured Smoker

The employer claimed it should not have to pay permanent total disability to injured woman who refused to quit smoking.  An interesting precedent was set by a case settled in August, 2013. A worker became injured at work while lifting some books. The injury necessitated back surgery, which she had, but she was unable to … Read more