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

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.

Can You Get Social Security Disability/SSI Benefits for Depression?

Depression is one of the top leading reasons people seek disability benefits. Depression is a broad term that refers to many different conditions, including persistent depression disorder, dysthymia, and major depression. Whatever its form, depression is defined as a mood disorder that causes feelings of sadness, inadequacy, hopelessness, and gloom. In addition to these feelings,

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THE IMPORTANCE OF DOCUMENTATION

  After an accident, documentation is key if you have your cell phone with you, take pictures, take pictures of the vehicles involved in an automobile accident take pictures of the people involved, take pictures of where the cars are every piece of documentation that you can give us on the day the accident happens,

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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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