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What to Do if Your Employer Fails to Protect You From COVID-19

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While some industries are more exposed to contagious diseases, all employees need to be protected and informed about COVID-19. The coronavirus pandemic imposed new regulations related to work safety, and OSHA requires employers to provide a safe working environment for their staff. It’s each employer’s obligation to ensure that there’s a minimal risk of contracting … Read more

Updated: January 26, 2021

“I Lost My Job Because of COVID-19 – Do I Qualify for Workers’ Compensation?”

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Have you or a loved one lost your job due to the coronavirus pandemic? Do you want to know if you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits? The coronavirus pandemic has changed the whole world, gravely affecting the health and economic sectors. Besides the obvious health threat it represents, the outbreak has hit companies hard, … Read more

Updated: January 26, 2021

Jeff City Legislatures Want COVID Liability Protection for Business Owners

We should be talking about expanding the definition of first responders to include the true COVID first responders. A small group of republican legislatures is alleging that businesses are afraid to open due to lawsuits if someone gets COVID. However, this is nonsense. At the Law Office of James M. Hoffmann, we are here for … Read more

Updated: December 17, 2020

The Effect of COVID-19 on Workers’ Compensation Claims in St. Louis

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State laws and regulations regarding the coronavirus are constantly in flux, and workers’ compensation is no exception. Under the Missouri Workers’ Compensation, injured workers are generally entitled to receive benefits.  However, since Governor Mike Parson’s lifted stay-at-home restrictions late April, many Missouri workers have returned to their jobs or may have migrated to digital workspaces.  … Read more

Why Work Injury Risks Increase During the Pandemic

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On top of navigating through a world where you now need to keep your distance and protect yourself, you may also face additional risks at your workplace. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to light a lot of problems in American society, but on top of navigating through a world where you now need to keep … Read more

Updated: September 25, 2020

Settling Your Workers Compensation Case During the COVID-19 Pandemic

This global pandemic has uprooted the lives of many American citizens, but those with an open workers’ compensation case may face a unique problem. Many injured workers are now being pressured into settling their cases in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, if you’re also under home isolation, you may be wondering if it’s … Read more

Updated: February 6, 2024