Injuries at Work

St. Louis Workers' Compensation Attorneys

St. Louis Workers' Compensation AttorneysMillions of employees are injured at work each year, and thousands of workplace accidents result in serious, catastrophic injuries and death. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were a total of 4,340 fatal occupational injuries in 2009 – 142 in Missouri alone. Nonfatal injuries in the U.S. totaled over 4,140,000. Employees who are injured or dependents of an individual who died in a workplace accident are entitled to benefits as a result of the accident.

Under the Missouri's Worker's Compensation Act, an employee may only file a claim for injuries arising out of the scope of his or her employment. The statute allows qualifying survivors of employees killed on the job to receive weekly benefits.  Mo. Rev. Stat. § 287.150.

The most common types of workplace injuries reported in the U.S. are:

  • Overexertion
  • Transportation accidents
  • Struck by object or equipment
  • Assaults and violent crimes
  • Falls on level surfaces
  • Falls from heights
  • Exposure to harmful or toxic substances
  • Fires and explosions
  • Musculoskeletal disorders
  • Repetitive motion injuries / carpal tunnel

If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a work-related accident, you should contact an experienced St. Louis work injury attorney to investigate your claim and explore your legal options. Our diligent and compassionate attorneys can assist you in obtaining all of the medical treatment, benefits and compensation you are entitled to under Missouri's Workers' Compensation laws. Even if you have already filed a workers' compensation claim, you may still have a personal injury claim against your employer, supervisor, or co-worker if their negligence caused your injuries. Call Hoffman & Gelfman Attorneys, P.C. at (866) 298-1020 today to discuss your case with an experienced St. Louis work injury attorney.


Our St. Louis personal injury attorneys represent individuals who have sustained serious injuries resulting from trucking accidents, automobile collisions, medical malpractice, work place injuries,medication side-effects and other cases of negligence throughout Missouri, including St. Louis City, St. Louis County, Clayton, Chesterfield, University City, Florissant, Hazelwood, Maryland Heights, Kirkwood, Webster Groves, Jefferson City, Columbia, Springfield, St. Charles, Poplar Bluff, Jefferson County, and Washington County. Call (866) 298-1020 today for a free consultation with a St. Louis truck accident attorney.