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Understanding Maximum Medical Improvement in Workers Compensation

One of the most difficult concepts to understand in workers compensation claims is the patients’ maximum medical improvement or MMI. Navigating the complexities of workers’ compensation claims can be daunting when you suffer a work-related injury. One critical concept that often comes into play is Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI). MMI is a medical and legal … Read more

What Does Workers’ Compensation Cover?

Workers’ compensation benefits can be confusing. Laws vary from state to state, so in addition to learning company policy, you should also learn about your rights and the workers’ comp system in your state. Navigating a workers’ compensation claim can often feel like walking through a maze, with each turn presenting new questions and considerations. … Read more

Updated: February 6, 2024

The Role of a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer in Missouri


A workers’ compensation lawyer can offer the necessary guidance and advocacy to navigate Missouri’s workers’ compensation system effectively from the outset. Workers’ compensation is a critical area of law that impacts many employees and employers in Missouri. Understanding the role of a workers’ compensation lawyer is essential for anyone who finds themselves navigating this complex … Read more

Updated: December 7, 2023

What to Bring to Your Initial Consultation with Your Work Comp Lawyer

St. Louis Work Comp Lawyer

We’ll collect all the necessary information and documents during the consultation to begin working on your case. At the Law Office of James M. Hoffmann, we know that sustaining an injury at work can be an overwhelming experience. You might be concerned about how to afford your medical bills or whether you can return to … Read more

Updated: May 27, 2023

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

injured Missouri worker being examined by a doctor

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

Missouri Workers’ Compensation and Loss of Hearing

manufacturing worker with hearing protection

Work-related hearing loss can affect a worker’s ability to perform even basic tasks. Hearing loss occurs when there is a problem with how the ear detects or processes sound. It can range from mild to severe and affect one or both ears. It can be present at birth or can be acquired later in life. … Read more

Updated: December 18, 2022