Jerome, Salmi & Kopis, LLC – Law Firm in Fairview Heights, IL

THE IMPORTANCE OF DOCUMENTATION

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After an accident, documentation is key if you have your cell phone with you, take pictures, take pictures of the vehicles involved in an automobile accident take pictures of the people involved, take pictures of where the cars are every piece of documentation that you can give us on the day the accident happens, will help us represent you better in the pursuit of your client..

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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 the treating doctor to take the employee completely off of work. These benefits begin after a waiting period of three working days and are paid as long as the disability

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Is Missouri a No-Fault State?

Is Missouri a No-Fault State?

In every state throughout the country, auto insurance plays a large role in any car accident. In no-fault auto insurance states, injured individuals must file a claim with their own insurance company to recover benefits, regardless of which party was at fault for the crash. So is Missouri a no-fault state? And what does that

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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 depression disorder, dysthymia, and major depression. Whatever its form, depression is defined as a mood disorder that causes feelings of sadness, inadequacy, hopelessness, and gloom. In addition to these feelings,

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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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