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

THE COMMON MISCONCEPTION ABOUT NEEDING TO SETTLE AN INJURY CLAIM FAST

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Some people believe that after an accident that you have to settle a claim, right away, you actually have a period of time to do so depending upon the type of accident and the state that you’re in before you decide to settle a claim, please contact JAK law firm.

We can help you decide what is best for you as far as handling claims.

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UNEXPLAINED DEATHS IN RURAL ILLINOIS NURSING HOMES

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

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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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