Electrical Site Workers: Why They’re at Higher Risk for Job Accidents

Work Comp Injury Lawyer

If you work in the electrical industry and sustained a work injury or illness, contact the Law Office of James M. Hoffmann. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data for May 2020, there were approximately 418,100 workers employed in the electric power generation, transmission, and distribution sector in the United States. However, … Read more

Updated: June 26, 2023

Workers Comp Pre Existing Condition

workers with back pain from a pre-existing condition

A pre-existing condition refers to an ailment or medical condition that you have been previously diagnosed with and/or treated for. In some instances, a pre-existing condition may be exacerbated by conditions in your workplace. Asthma symptoms may flare up more often if you are exposed to extremely high or low humidity, or arthritis pain may … Read more

Updated: December 6, 2022

A Profile of Injuries and Illnesses Sustained by Waste Collectors

Waste Collection Work Injury

Waste collectors who suffer work-related injuries or illnesses are entitled to benefits under the Missouri Workers’ Comp Law. The benefits include disability benefits, lost wages, and death benefits. Waste collection is one of the most challenging and most demanding occupations in the country. This job is chock-full of unique hazards that increase the risk for … Read more

Updated: November 26, 2021

Do I Have the Right to Appeal My Workers Compensation Case in Missouri?

If you or your St. Louis workers compensation lawyer has decided to take your case to trial, you may be wondering what happens if you lose the case, or do not get adequate compensation. In this article, we’ll discuss what you need to know about workers compensation appeals in Missouri. You Have the Right to … Read more

Can You Claim Workers Comp for Food Poisoning at Work?

St. Louis worker with food poisoning

If you’ve suffered from food poisoning that you’ve contracted at work, you may wonder whether or not you can claim workers compensation. Every year, food poisoning affects millions of people in the US. Food poisoning can prove to be dangerous. If you’ve ever had it you’ll know what we mean. But while most of us … Read more

Updated: July 14, 2017

Missouri Workers Compensation for COPD

workers compensation for COPD

Chronic Pulmonary Disease is not a disease in itself, but it a group of diseases that are caused by the limitation of airflow in the airways. Chronic Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is also known as Chronic Obstructive Airway Disease. It is not a disease in itself, but it a group of diseases that are caused by … Read more

Updated: April 24, 2023