Category: News

Woman Dies in Boating Accident at Lake of the Ozarks

A High Ridge woman has died after a boating accident at Lake of the Ozarks. An adult male and a female child in the same boat have serious injuries, while two other adults in the boat have minor injuries. This was a preventable accident, made worse by the presence of alcohol, that had a horrific outcome. The […]

Written by on September 9, 2020

Talc Powder Victims: How & Where to Take Legal Action

The talc powder that Johnson & Johnson marketed and sold as having the “purest protection” was found through research to contain asbestos. It is widely recognized that exposure to asbestos causes lung cancer. The good news is that there are over 19,000 pending lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson for their harmful talc powder, which means […]

Written by on August 17, 2020

St. Louis Boiler Explosion: Dangerous Condition & Wrongful Death

This summer marks the one year anniversary of a settlement of over $47 million that was reached after a boiler near Soulard exploded in 2017, killing four people and injuring three others.  The result of a two-day mediation last June, this global settlement included all of the defendants and plaintiffs in several lawsuits in connection […]

Written by on July 20, 2020

Auto and Truck Accidents Are On The Rise

As states re-open, there are increased risks of auto and truck accidents. Many people have become used to open roads and to driving faster than they should. Some people have not driven in weeks and are out of practice. According to reports from the Missouri State Highway Patrol,  traffic fatalities are up 11% compared to […]

Written by on July 1, 2020

Workers’ Compensation Basics

You hope that you never suffer a work-related injury, but every 7 seconds, a worker is injured on the job. In 2019, 101,688 total workplace injuries were reported in Missouri.  An injured worker and his or her family may be left with huge medical bills and lost income. What is workers’ compensation? Nobody should have to risk […]

Written by on June 26, 2020

Coronovirus Impacts in the Workplace – Hospital Workers and Work Comp Claims

According to Government Technology there have been a high number of hospital workers who have come down with COVID-19. The problem that has arisen is that hospital officials have denied these workers proper compensation by claiming there is no direct evidence that the workers actually contracted it while on the job. From the administrators’ perspective, […]

Written by on May 28, 2020

Common Personal Injury Cases – Do You Have a Case?

Injuries happen. Unfortunately, they’re a fact of life and while many injuries are commonplace and can easily be dealt with, some are more serious. Those serious injuries might not be something so simple as an accident. They might even have a responsible party. If so, finding the right personal injury lawyer is the first order […]

Written by on May 26, 2020

First Responders in Missouri are Covered by Workmans’ Comp for Coronavirus

While the coronavirus outbreak is demanding sacrifices from everyone, first responders face a greater level of risk. Our St. Louis workers comp attorneys explain why a recent change in state regulations will help protect these selfless people who toil on the front lines. Preserving Workers Comp Rights for First Responders By nature of their job, […]

Written by on May 21, 2020

Over 50 years of Experience in Personal Injury Litigation

A half a century is a long time for anything to last these days, but the attorneys at Hoffman and Gelfman have met that hurdle head-on and are sprinting away on the other side. Among their many accolades is a penchant for personal care for each of their clients. Whether the case they are tackling […]

Written by on May 12, 2020