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Do I Have to Report Workers’ Compensation on My Taxes?

Workers’ compensation provides much needed relief for workers who are hurt on the job, while also providing benefits to employers. However, after an employee starts …

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Is Illinois a No-Fault State?

A handful of states in the country follow no-fault laws that govern auto accidents. In these states, drivers who are involved in a crash and …

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Permanent Disability & Missouri Workers’ Compensation

Injured worker who sustains ongoing problems resulting from their work injury are entitled to a final settlement based upon the severity of the ongoing problems. …

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Understanding Illinois Workers’ Compensation Death Benefits

Workplace accidents happen every day in Illinois, and fortunately, most people are able to survive them. Sadly, some do not. When a workplace accident is …

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ILLINOIS WORKERS’ COPMENSATION SETTLEMENT GUIDE

After a work injury, it’s natural to wonder how much your workers’ compensation claim is worth prior to settling with the insurance company. In Illinois, …

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WHEN CAN I RECEIVE LOST TIME BENEFITS IN MISSOURI?

If you get hurt in a car accident in or around the metro-east St. Louis area, you have a lot of options for attorneys. From billboards to late-night TV ads, our region is bombarded with lawyers claiming to “get you big money” or “get cash now.”

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FOUR THINGS TO DO AFTER BEING IN AN AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT

  One of the questions that were asked is, “What should I do after being involved in an automobile accident? One is to get the …

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THE REAL REASON AUTO ACCIDENTS COST SO MUCH

If you have recently been in a motor vehicle crash in southern Illinois or near the metro-east, then you are probably already dealing with medical bills, insurance representatives, and possibly even third-party collection companies.

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WHY YOU SHOULD KEEP A DIARY AFTER YOUR ACCIDENT

After you sustained an injury in an accident, I always advise my clients to keep a diary of exactly what happened with the Guard, to …

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MASKS ARE EFFECTIVE ONLY IF YOU WEAR THEM PROPERLY. HERE’S THE RIGHT (AND WRONG) WAY

(CNN) – So, about masks – they do next to nothing if you don’t wear them properly. Yep, even the cloth coverings touted as the …

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WORKERS’ COMPENSATION COVID-19 UPDATE

https://youtu.be/lM98xold9_8 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 …

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WORK INJURIES IN ILLINOIS

  If you’re hard at work, in Illinois and you miss time from work because of that, work injury, you’re entitled to lost time benefits …

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WHY CAR WRECKS WITH MULTIPLE INJURIES TEND TO TAKE LONGER

If you get hurt in a car accident in or around the metro-east St. Louis area, you have a lot of options for attorneys. From billboards to late-night TV ads, our region is bombarded with lawyers claiming to “get you big money” or “get cash now.”

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WHAT TO DO AFTER A SLIP-AND-FALL ACCIDENT

  Slip in Fall case, we’re asked many questions on what you should do first, you should document what caused you to slip and fall, …

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WHY YOU SHOULD NOT GIVE A RECORDED STATEMENT TO THE OTHER INSURANCE COMPANY

  Many times I’ve asked whether or not you should talk to the other insurance company when you’re involved in accident it’s best not to …

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WHEN CAN I RECEIVE LOST TIME BENEFITS IN ILLINOIS?

Under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act, an injured worker is entitled to lost time benefits, called temporary total disability benefits, if the work injury causes …

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DETERMINING THE SETTLEMENT VALUE OF A MISSOURI WORKERS’ COMPENSATION CASE

In Missouri, when the Workers’ Compensation Act was implemented, employees were able to obtain medical treatment and lost time wages following the work injury without …

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30 DAYS IN MISSOURI

  If you sustained a work-related injury in Missouri, you have 30 days to provide written notice to your employer. We recommend doing so by …

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THREE BASIC RIGHTS FOR A WORK INJURY

  If you have a work injury, you have three basic rights, the first one is to get your medical treatment, taken care of and …

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IF YOU RECEIVE MEDICAL BILLS AFTER A WORK INJURY

  If you’ve had a work injury, and you begin receiving medical bills, that’s the time to contact an attorney right away. Either someone is …

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HOW LONG YOUR LEGAL CASE WILL TAKE

  A question that I’m frequently asked is, “How long will my case take? That depends on how long your medical treatment, takes. We wanna …

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WHY IF HURT AT WORK YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO TREAT WITH A DOCTOR OF YOUR EMPLOYERS CHOOSING

  When you’ve been heard at work, you are not required to treat with the company’s doctor. Please reach out to us and we can …

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WHAT IF YOU ARE HAVING PROBLEMS AFTER BEING RELEASED FROM A DOCTORS TREATMENT

  If your doctor releases you from medical treatment, but you’re still having problems, you can get a second opinion, under the Illinois workers’ Compensation …

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THE IMPORTANCE OF DOCUMENTATION

  After an accident, documentation is key if you have your cell phone with you, take pictures, take pictures of the vehicles involved in an …

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THE COMMON MISCONCEPTION ABOUT NEEDING TO SETTLE AN INJURY CLAIM FAST

  Some people believe that after an accident that you have to settle a claim, right away, you actually have a period of time to …

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WHY YOU MIGHT BE CONTACTED BY AN INSURANCE COMPANY AFTER AN AUTO ACCIDENT AND OFFERED A SMALL SETTLEMENT

  After an automobile accident, you may be contacted by the other person’s insurance company, they may attempt to take a recorded statement, and they …

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WE ARE NOT JUST GOING TO TELL YOU WHAT YOU WANT TO HEAR

  Oftentimes after an accident, you may talk to an attorney that will tell you what you wanna hear that a law firm, we take …

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EMPLOYER LIABILITY VS. WORKERS COMPENSATION IN ILLINOIS AND MISSOURI

If you’ve been seriously hurt on the job, then you really owe it to yourself to keep reading. In both Missouri and Illinois, the law …

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TOP FIVE THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN INVOLVED IN A CAR CRASH

Being involved in a motor vehicle accident can be scary. There are injuries that you have to worry about as well as damage to your …

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ILLINOIS SB 1596 GIVES SECOND CHANCE TO WORKERS INJURED BY OCCUPATIONAL DISEASES

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THREE REASONS WHY HEALTH INSURANCE IS IMPORTANT TO YOUR INJURY CASE

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YES. YOU ABSOLUTELY SHOULD HIRE A LAWYER FOR YOUR PERSONAL INJURY

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COMMON BACK INJURIES CAUSED BY CAR ACCIDENTS AND WORK INJURIES

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MAKE SURE YOU REPORT WORK INJURY IN TIME

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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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