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What is the Difference Between Permanent and Temporary Disability?

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Permanent disability is lifelong and impacts earning ability, while temporary disability is for recoverable injuries with limited work capacity. When navigating the complexities of workers’ compensation claims, understanding the distinctions between permanent and temporary disability is crucial. These terms play a vital role in determining the benefits an injured worker is eligible for. This article … Read more

Updated: March 27, 2024

The Difference Between Workers’ Comp and Disability Benefits

Difference Bewteen Work Comp and Disability

Workers’ compensation and disability benefits are two types of insurance programs that provide financial support to individuals who cannot work due to injury or illness. The United States Government has implemented policies to protect the worker’s health, safety, and individual rights in the workplace. The two most standout policies in that specific regard are workers’ … Read more

Updated: June 26, 2023

What Is Odd-Lot Permanent Total Disability and How Can It Be Proven?

From a medical standpoint, a permanent disability that affects 100% of your body is pretty rare. You’ve likely heard the term ‘permanent total disability’, especially in relation to a workers’ comp claim. It’s used to describe a severe case where the injured worker’s condition prevents them from not just going back to their initial job, … Read more

Updated: October 13, 2020

Missouri Workers Compensation Explained: What Is “Body as a Whole?”

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Some legal terms you may encounter in your worker’s compensation case are self-explanatory, while others can create a lot of confusion. Confusion is bad news for injured workers who are trying to receive compensation for their work injury. One such example of a legal term that may confuse you is “man as a whole” or … Read more

Updated: May 29, 2020

Can I Get Missouri Workers Compensation and Disability Benefits at the Same Time?

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Sometimes the work injuries are so severe that you are left with some form of disability, and therefore unable to work again. When you get injured at work in the state of Missouri, you are automatically entitled to workers compensation. However, sometimes the injuries are so severe that you are left with some form of … Read more

Updated: March 20, 2020

Understanding St. Louis Workers’ Compensation vs. Disability Benefits

If you have been injured at work, it is easy to be overwhelmed with all of the decisions you have to make about your benefits. At the Law Office of James M. Hoffmann, we can help! When an individual is injured and unable to perform job duties, he/she may be entitled to different types of … Read more

Updated: November 11, 2019