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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UNEXPLAINED DEATHS IN RURAL ILLINOIS NURSING HOMES

In 1987, the federal government passed sweeping legislation aimed at protecting nursing home residents. According to Congressional findings, privately owned nursing homes were providing terribly inadequate care for seniors, often leading to abuse, neglect, and preventable deaths. As a response, Congress passed the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987 (OBRA), which created oversight and a

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Understanding the Missouri Workers’ Compensation Act

The Missouri Workers’ Compensation Act was originally passed in 1925, but it has gone through extensive changes since that time. In the 1920s, the Act allowed a very simple way for injured workers to receive medical and disability benefits after being injured on the job, without the help of an attorney.  However, the current Act

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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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