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WORK INJURIES IN ILLINOIS

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If you’re hard at work, in Illinois and you miss time from work because of that, work injury, you’re entitled to lost time benefits called temporary total disability benefits that equates to two-thirds of your wages. If you have more questions on it, feel free to call us the ten.

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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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NANNY CAMS ALLOWED IN NURSING HOMES

We’ve all seen the horrific images portrayed on so-called “nanny cams,” where babysitters and in-home healthcare providers have been caught on camera physically abusing children and elderly people under their care. These shocking videos are often captured by parents or family members who suspect problems and decide to take matters into their own hands by

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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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