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Can‌ ‌You‌ ‌Get‌ ‌Social‌ ‌Security‌ ‌Disability‌ ‌for‌ ‌PTSD?‌ ‌

After a person sees or experiences a traumatic event, such as rape, a natural disaster, or even a heart attack, they may develop post traumatic …

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Can You Get Social Security Disability/SSI Benefits for Depression?

Depression is one of the top leading reasons people seek disability benefits. Depression is a broad term that refers to many different conditions, including persistent …

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How are SSDI and SSI Payments Scheduled?

If you are retired or disabled, or the spouse of a worker or deceased worker, you may be eligible for certain benefits from the Social …

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Can You Collect Workers’ Compensation and Retirement?

As people get older, they often dream of the day they can retire and no longer spend day after day at work. When employees have …

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Uber & Lyft Accident Claims: What You Need to Know

Ridesharing programs such as Uber and Lyft are becoming increasingly popular in Illinois and Missouri. For many people, these services are more convenient and cheaper …

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Catastrophic Injury Claims: Everything You Need to Know

Any type of accident can result in serious injuries. Catastrophic injuries, though, have long-lasting repercussions for accident victims. A catastrophic injury does not only change …

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION UPDATE

If you have contracted COVID-19 as part of your work environment, please contact us and we can discuss if your condition falls under the Workers’ Compensation Act. If we can prove that you contracted your virus as part of your work environment, you would be entitled to compensation that would include payment of all medical expenses; lost time benefits while you recovery; and a settlement for any ongoing problems after you recover. 

 

Please note that in Illinois, first responders and essential employees are presumed to have contracted COVID-19 at work.  Missouri recognizes that same presumption but limits it to first responders.  Regardless, if believe that you contracted COVID-19 at work, please contact us immediately so that we can inform you of your rights under the Workers’ Compensation Act.

 

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