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

IF YOU RECEIVE MEDICAL BILLS AFTER A WORK INJURY

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If you’ve had a work injury, and you begin receiving medical bills, that’s the time to contact an attorney right away. Either someone is not doing their job, or the insurance carrier is denying your case. If you have further questions feel free to contact them..

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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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NURSING HOME SEXUAL ABUSE AND PHYSICAL ASSAULT

Understanding Intentional Elder Abuse Under federal and Illinois state regulations, it is not only a crime to intentionally harm a nursing home resident or hospital patient, but it can also lead to steep civil penalties from state inspectors. If a loved one is being abused or assaulted (physically or even emotionally) in a southern Illinois

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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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