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

WHY YOU SHOULD KEEP A DIARY AFTER YOUR ACCIDENT

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After you sustained an injury in an accident, I always advise my clients to keep a diary of exactly what happened with the Guard, to the accident, and the injuries that she sustained.

Keeping a diary will help you later on recall things that you might forget as time goes on. We don’t remember. Details is clearly keeping a diary will help you do that and will help us in pursuing your client.

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WHAT TO DO AFTER A SLIP-AND-FALL ACCIDENT

  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

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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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