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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WHEN CAN I RECEIVE LOST TIME BENEFITS IN ILLINOIS?

Under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act, an injured worker is entitled to lost time benefits, called temporary total disability benefits, if the work injury causes the treating doctor to take the employee completely off of work. These benefits begin after a waiting period of three working days and are paid as long as the disability

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UNEXPLAINED DEATHS IN RURAL ILLINOIS NURSING HOMES

In 1987, the federal government passed sweeping legislation aimed at protecting nursing home residents. According to Congressional findings, privately owned nursing homes were providing terribly inadequate care for seniors, often leading to abuse, neglect, and preventable deaths. As a response, Congress passed the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987 (OBRA), which created oversight and a

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HOW LONG YOUR LEGAL CASE WILL TAKE

  A question that I’m frequently asked is, “How long will my case take? That depends on how long your medical treatment, takes. We wanna make sure that you get the best treatment possible, and once your treatment is completed, we can work on the legal aspects of your case..

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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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