The main difference between having a workers comp or personal injury claim is proving fault. When you are injured either at work there are times when you can make a claim for workers’ compensation and others when it might be a personal injury … [Read more...] about Should I File a St. Louis Workers Comp or Personal Injury Claim?
Missouri Workers Comp
Templemire alleged that his employer fired him out of retaliation for his seeking workers' compensation benefits. The Missouri Supreme Courts decision in the case of Templemire v. W&M Welding, Inc., has changed the standard of proof that an … [Read more...] about MO Supreme Court Sets New Standard for Workers’ Comp Retaliation Claims
The advantage of workman's compensation insurance is that it is supposed to be no-fault. Just like with your no-fault car insurance this means that even if your mistake led to the accident, workman’s compensation will still cover the cost of your … [Read more...] about The Horseplay Argument Used to Deny Workman’s Compensation Benefits
Workers' compensation is a benefit provided to an employee who finds himself hurt or ill as a result of his employment. Employers are required by law to carry insurance for claims. Employees do not contribute any of their wages towards workers' … [Read more...] about Slip and Fall Accidents at Work
Unsafe work conditions should not be tolerated. However, many employees do not feel safe reporting conditions that are unsafe or requesting an investigation from the Occupational Safety & Health Administration because they fear retaliation by … [Read more...] about Reporting Unsafe Working Conditions
The Law Office of James M. Hoffmann has been working to protect the rights of injured Missouri workers for over 20 years. Mediation Mediation is usually ordered by the court. Mediation is an attempt to resolve the case without involvement from a … [Read more...] about Understanding the Components of a Missouri Workers’ Comp Case