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

WHAT TO DO AFTER A SLIP-AND-FALL ACCIDENT

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Slip in Fall case, we’re asked many questions on what you should do first, you should document what caused you to slip and fall, simply take out your cell phone and take a picture of it, take a picture of the water, the substance, whatever it is, that… ’cause you to fall also report the incident, find a manager in the store and tell them your name, and tell them what happened and last always complete an incident report to show that you were there and record exactly what happened. If we can answer any further questions regarding handling slipping falls please feel free to call our law firm.

Steps to Take Once in an Accident in Illinois

Most people will be involved in a car accident at some point in their lives. The majority of these crashes are nothing more than minor fender benders, but some accidents are much more serious. Regardless of the type of crash you are in, there are several steps you must take to protect yourself, and any

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Understanding the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act

Illinois workers’ compensation insurance, also known as workers’ comp, allows employees in the state to recover benefits if they become sick due to working conditions, or if they are injured on the job. Through workers’ compensation, they can recover their medical expenses and a portion of their lost wages. When employees become sick or injured

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Catastrophic Injury Claims: Everything You Need to Know

Any type of accident can result in serious injuries. Catastrophic injuries, though, have long-lasting repercussions for accident victims. A catastrophic injury does not only change the life of the victim, sometimes forever, but it also changes the lives of their families. If you or someone you love has suffered this type of devastating injury due

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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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