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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 way of an email or text, so you have documentation of that. Notice if you have further questions feel free to contact us at.

Can You Get Unemployment After Workers’ Compensation?

If you’ve been hurt on the job or have suffered an illness due to workplace conditions, you’ll likely have to miss some time from work while you recover. Perhaps you’ve already made a full recovery, or you can work with lighter duties, but you can no longer work in your previous position. Whatever the case,


What to Do if Your Insurance Company is Stalling on a Claim

Accidents are always stressful, but you have relief in knowing the insurance company will coverage the damages. Unfortunately, insurance is a big business and insurers are notorious for trying to reduce, deny, and delay claims. They are much more interested in retaining their profits than they are providing you with the compensation you deserve. If

photo of an empty nursing home bed


In 1987, the federal government passed sweeping legislation aimed at protecting nursing home residents. According to Congressional findings, privately owned nursing homes were providing terribly inadequate care for seniors, often leading to abuse, neglect, and preventable deaths. As a response, Congress passed the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987 (OBRA), which created oversight and a



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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