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 … [Read more...] about What Is Odd-Lot Permanent Total Disability and How Can It Be Proven?
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 … [Read more...] about Missouri Workers Compensation Explained: What Is “Body as a Whole?”
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, … [Read more...] about Can I Get Missouri Workers Compensation and Disability Benefits at the Same Time?
A disability is an impairment that prevents you from performing work-related tasks. In order to claim workers compensation benefits for your disability, you will need to prove that you are mentally or physically impaired. You'll also need to … [Read more...] about What is the Difference Between Permanent and Temporary Disability?
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, … [Read more...] about Understanding St. Louis Workers’ Compensation vs. Disability Benefits
Obesity is now considered a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act. How does this affect workers' compensation insurance? In April 2014, a federal district court judge in Missouri ruled that a health condition, including obesity, may … [Read more...] about How Obesity May Influence a Workers’ Compensation Claim