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..

Can You Get Unemployment After Workers’ Compensation?

If you’ve been hurt on the job or have suffered an illness due to workplace conditions, you’ll likely have to miss some time from work while you recover. Perhaps you’ve already made a full recovery, or you can work with lighter duties, but you can no longer work in your previous position. Whatever the case,

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WHY YOU SHOULD KEEP A DIARY AFTER YOUR ACCIDENT

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

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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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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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