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Should I File a St. Louis Workers Comp or Personal Injury Claim?

Personal Injury Lawyer in St Louis

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 case. The major difference between the two is the determination of who … Read more

MO Supreme Court Sets New Standard for Workers’ Comp Retaliation Claims

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 employee must meet in order to make a claim for workers’ comp retaliation. This was the result of … Read more

Updated: May 16, 2024

The Horseplay Argument Used to Deny Workman’s Compensation Benefits

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 medical care and time off for work. The payoff is that if the accident … Read more

Updated: February 27, 2014

Slip and Fall Accidents at Work

St. Louis Workers Compensation Lawyers

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’ comp insurance. It serves to not only ensure that an injured workers medical bills … Read more

Updated: February 8, 2017

Reporting Unsafe Working Conditions

workers on a construction site

Many employees do not feel safe reporting conditions that are unsafe or requesting an investigation from OSHA because they fear retaliation by employers. 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 … Read more

Updated: July 21, 2022

Understanding the Components of a Missouri Workers’ Comp Case

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 judge. In mediation there should be an open exchange of information between the … Read more