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.

Permanent Disability & Missouri Workers’ Compensation

Injured worker who sustains ongoing problems resulting from their work injury are entitled to a final settlement based upon the severity of the ongoing problems. If the injured worker is capable of returning to work in some capacity, even if is not back to the same line of work, they are entitled to permanent partial

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TOP FIVE THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN INVOLVED IN A CAR CRASH

Being involved in a motor vehicle accident can be scary. There are injuries that you have to worry about as well as damage to your vehicle. Acting appropriately at the time of the accident will help to solidify your injury claim and ensure that your vehicle gets repaired or replaced. Here are five things that

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How are SSDI and SSI Payments Scheduled?

If you are retired or disabled, or the spouse of a worker or deceased worker, you may be eligible for certain benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA). Social security benefits are available for individuals that contributed to the Social Security system during their working years. Retirement and disability benefits are paid as a lump

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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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