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The Role of Workers’ Comp in Covering Medical Expenses in St. Louis


Workers’ compensation plays a vital role in covering medical expenses for work-related injuries in St. Louis.  Suffering an injury at work in St. Louis can lead you into the intricate world of workers’ compensation, a journey that often feels overwhelming, especially when dealing with medical expenses. Grasping the fundamentals of workers’ compensation is key to … Read more

Updated: January 22, 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

Your Rights During an Independent Medical Examination (IME) for a Workers’ Comp Claim

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It’s important to know your rights and what to expect during an Independent Medical Examination (IME) for a workers’ compensation claim. Were you injured at work and are now going through the process of filing a workers’ comp claim? One step in this process may involve an independent medical examination (IME). These exams are meant to … Read more

Updated: January 24, 2023

How Often Do I Need to Visit My Workers Compensation Doctor?

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How often you need to visit your workers’ compensation doctor depends on several factors, including the severity of your injury and what your doctor says. One question that many people have after being injured at work is how often they can see the workers’ compensation doctor. The answer to this question depends on a few … Read more

Updated: October 26, 2022

7 Common Questions to Expect from an Independent Medical Examiner

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An employer or insurance company may hire an independent medical examiner (IME) to provide an opinion about whether an employee’s injury is work-related. As anyone who’s been through a workers’ compensation claim knows, there’s often a lot riding on the independent medical examination. An employer or their insurance company may hire an independent medical examiner … Read more

Updated: June 13, 2024

Are You Required to Seek Medical Care Outside of Working Hours at Your Employer’s Request?

injured st. louis factory worker

Is it possible for your employer to make you stay at work if you require medical attention? Here’s what you need to know. Consider the following scenario: you are injured at work and require immediate medical attention, but your boss requires you to finish your work for the day before visiting the doctor’s office. What … Read more

Updated: April 19, 2022