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St. Louis Slip and Fall Lawyer: Navigating Workers’ Compensation Claims

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Missouri’s workers’ compensation system is designed to benefit employees who suffer work-related injuries, including those from slip and fall accidents. Slip and fall incidents in the workplace are not uncommon. Such accidents can occur in various settings, from construction sites and industrial facilities to office buildings and retail stores. When they do, knowing your rights … Read more

Updated: June 19, 2024

The Long Term Effects of Cold Weather Work Injuries

Cold Weather Work Injury

The Law Office of James M. Hoffmann assists workers in securing compensation for cold-related work injuries. Working in cold weather can expose employees to various risks and hazards that may result in injuries. While immediate consequences are often addressed through workers’ compensation, it’s crucial to recognize the potential long-term effects of cold weather work injuries. … Read more

Updated: January 22, 2024

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