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Head Injury at Work

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Compensation for a work-related head injury varies based on several factors, including the injury’s severity, the impact on your ability to work, medical expenses, and recovery needs. Most work-related head injuries result from slip and fall accidents, falling objects, motor vehicle accidents, and defective and dangerous equipment. A worker who has suffered a brain concussion may … Read more

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

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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

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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

Updated: February 6, 2024

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