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

THREE BASIC RIGHTS FOR A WORK INJURY

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If you have a work injury, you have three basic rights, the first one is to get your medical treatment, taken care of and paid for the second compensation for your time off work and third compensation for the permanent character of your work injury. If you’d like more information, please contact us.

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WHAT ARE REASONABLE SETTLEMENTS FOR NURSING HOME ABUSE?

When it comes to nursing home abuse, families often struggle with two competing emotions. On one hand, there is a desire to see justice and hold wrongdoers accountable. On the other hand, there are the practical elements of a legal action that must be considered when attempting to negotiate a fair and reasonable financial settlement.

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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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