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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.

How Does Workers’ Compensation Work?

How Does Workers’ Compensation Work?

People go to work every day to earn a living to support themselves and their family. No one ever expects to become injured while on the job but unfortunately, it happens all too often. Workplace injuries are very serious and can cause a person great pain, and prevent them from going to work to earn

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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 fatal, loved ones are left grieving and worrying about how they will meet their financial obligations. Under the Workers’ Compensation Act, surviving loved ones can often receive death benefits that

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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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