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WORKERS’ COMPENSATION COVID-19 UPDATE

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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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MEDICATION ERRORS AND MALPRACTICE AT ILLINOIS NURSING HOMES

HOW MEDICATION ERRORS HAPPEN It’s really no surprise that medication errors impact many nursing home residents in rural community facilities throughout downstate Illinois. Consider what one research study out of rural Pennsylvania discovered. The Statistics Are Terrifying First, the study found that the “average hospitalized patient will experience 1 medication error per day.” Next, the

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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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30 DAYS IN MISSOURI

  If you sustained a work-related injury in Missouri, you have 30 days to provide written notice to your employer. We recommend doing so by way of an email or text, so you have documentation of that. Notice if you have further questions feel free to contact us at.

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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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