Exposure to Harmful Substances or Environments in the Workplace

Exposed to Harmful Substance at Work

Don’t hesitate to take action if you have been exposed to harmful substances or environments at work. Your health and well-being are too important to ignore. Regarding workplace safety, most people think of hazards like heavy machinery, slip-and-fall accidents, or even emotional stress. While these are all legitimate concerns, exposure to harmful substances or environments … Read more

Updated: August 28, 2023

Understanding Workers’ Comp for Musculoskeletal Disorder Injuries

Muscle Injuries Work Comp

Musculoskeletal disorders are a significant concern in the modern workplace, leading to pain, disability, and economic burdens. Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are a broad range of conditions affecting muscles, bones, tendons, ligaments, and joints. These can result from repetitive motions, awkward postures, and excessive force, among other things. MSDs are common in many workplaces and are … Read more

Updated: August 28, 2023

Does Workers’ Compensation Cover all Workplace Injuries?

Work Comp Injury Lawyer

While workers’ compensation is a vital safety net for employees, it does not blanketly cover all types of workplace injuries. Workers’ compensation is a form of insurance designed to provide wage replacement and medical benefits to employees injured during employment. However, it’s a common misconception that workers’ compensation covers all kinds of workplace injuries without … Read more

Updated: August 28, 2023

When Should My Employer Report My Injury to Their Insurance Company?

Work Injury Report Employer

If you’ve been injured at work in Missouri and your employer is delaying or refusing to report your injury, contact the Law Office of James M. Hoffmann. The time frame for reporting a workplace injury to an employer’s insurance company can vary depending on the jurisdiction, the insurance policy’s specific terms, and the injury’s nature. … Read more

Updated: August 28, 2023

Temporary or Partial Workers’ Comp Award: Slip and Fall Knee Injury

Slip and Fall Knee Injury

In a recent workers’ compensation case, an employee faced an accident while performing routine duties. As they loaded a bobcat onto a trailer, an unfortunate slip led to a fall incident led to them injuring their left knee. Slip and fall accidents are among the most common workplace incidents, often leading to various injuries, with … Read more

Updated: August 17, 2023

What Happens if I’m Injured While Working Outside of My Normal Job Duties?

What Happens if I'm Injured While Working Outside of My Normal Job Duties

Workplace injuries can occur under various circumstances, and sometimes employees may find themselves injured while performing tasks outside of their regular job duties. Understanding how Missouri workers’ compensation laws address such situations is crucial for employees who want to ensure they receive the benefits they are entitled to when they suffer a work-related injury. What … Read more