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The Difference Between Workers Compensation & Personal Injury Claims

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If you have been injured at your place of employment, it is important to understand the difference between a workers compensation claim & a personal injury claim. It is mandatory in Missouri for any company or employer to carry workers’ compensation insurance. This is the type of insurance that covers a worker if they are … Read more

Updated: February 27, 2018

Federal Employees are Not Covered by Workers Compensation

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If you’re facing any problems getting the benefits you deserve, contact the Law Office of James M. Hoffmann today. Workers compensation programs are designed to provide financial support to injured workers. It covers the medical bills and replaces lost wages when the worker suffers an injury at work or becomes ill due to occupational exposure. … Read more

Updated: June 8, 2017

Getting Help With a Complicated Construction Work Accident

Construction Work Injury

The construction industry is one of the most complicated when it comes to workers’ compensation. This is because there are so many different individuals, companies, manufacturers, suppliers, and more involved on construction sites. When a workplace accident happens on a construction site, the injury should usually be covered under workers’ compensation insurance. In Missouri, construction … Read more

Updated: May 16, 2024

Carbon Monoxide Exposure in the Workplace

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Carbon monoxide is one of the most dangerous known industrial hazards causing more deaths than any known toxic agent. Carbon monoxide (CO) is a poisonous, odorless, tasteless, and colorless gas that, if inhaled, can be extremely hazardous, giving the victim no chance to escape poisoning. CO is one of the most dangerous known industrial hazards … Read more

Updated: March 11, 2022

Five Hazardous Chemicals in St. Louis workplaces – St. Louis Work Injury

Hazardous Chemicals in St. Louis workplaces

When we talk of workplace injuries, most injuries that come to mind are the ones resulting from machinery malfunctions, slip and falls, and other common workplace accidents. However, we often forget about chemicals in the workplace that can also lead to serious injuries. Often injuries caused by chemicals, unless caused by high levels of chemical … Read more

Updated: January 10, 2017

Can an Injured Worker get Workers Comp Benefits if He is at Fault?

Work Comp Benefits

If you have been injured at work, you should be receiving benefits for all of your work related injuries. While certain types of jobs put workers at a higher risk of injury, workers in any type of employment can get injured. Some of the most dangerous industries to work in include construction, manufacturing, assembly work, … Read more

Updated: November 8, 2019