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Understanding Settlements in Missouri Workers’ Compensation Cases


If you’ve been injured at work, making informed decisions about your workers’ compensation claim is essential.  Navigating the complexities of workers’ compensation claims in Missouri can be challenging, especially when it comes to understanding settlements. This article will provide a general overview of what you need to know about settlements in Missouri workers’ compensation cases, … Read more

Updated: January 22, 2024

How to Avoid Settlement Delays in a Missouri Workers Comp Case


A workers’ compensation attorney at the Law Office of James M. Hoffmann can help you avoid workers’ compensation settlement delays. Every year, around 4.9 million workers in the US file for workers’ compensation benefits after work-related injuries and illnesses. Workers’ comp awards benefits to cover medical expenses and lost wages for injured workers. However, receiving … Read more

Updated: November 7, 2023

How Is My Workers’ Compensation Settlement Calculated?

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Workers’ comp settlements are generally based on medical expenses, lost wages, permanent impairment, vocational rehab, future medical costs, and additional costs.  When you or someone you know suffers a work-related injury, one of the first questions that arise is, “How is my workers’ compensation settlement calculated?” It’s essential to understand the various factors that play … Read more

Updated: September 8, 2023

When Should You Settle a Workers Comp Case?

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Here are five common reasons people accept initial workers’ compensation settlement offers and what you should do before deciding to settle. Generally, after a workplace injury, injured workers have two options for compensation: they can either receive weekly benefits through the workers’ compensation process or they can accept a lump-sum settlement from the insurance company. … Read more

Updated: November 8, 2022

Workers Comp Settlement Before or After Surgery?

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Here are some key considerations to make an informed decision about whether or not to accept a workers’ compensation settlement before or after surgery. Unfortunately, your workplace accident could be so severe that you need surgery to address your injuries. This can be a very stressful time as you may be worried about returning to … Read more

Updated: October 25, 2022

Returning to Work After Filing for Work Comp Benefits

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Getting your life back on track after an injury at work is not easy. We can help you protect your workers comp benefits. In addition to the physical challenges that injured workers face, there is the stress of rehabilitation, finances, and the legalities of filing a work comp claim. Missouri workers’ compensation law does not require an employer to … Read more

Updated: May 16, 2024