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

WHY IF HURT AT WORK YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO TREAT WITH A DOCTOR OF YOUR EMPLOYERS CHOOSING

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When you’ve been heard at work, you are not required to treat with the company’s doctor. Please reach out to us and we can help guide you to doctors who regularly treat patients under workers’ compensation.

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Can You Receive Workers’ Comp with Carpal Tunnel?

Some injuries are more visible than others. Some develop over time and cannot be observed directly. One of these is carpal tunnel syndrome, an injury that affects the nerves. It is very painful and can significantly limit a person’s mobility. Carpal tunnel is also one of the most common types of work injuries. When a

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TOP FIVE THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN INVOLVED IN A CAR CRASH

Being involved in a motor vehicle accident can be scary. There are injuries that you have to worry about as well as damage to your vehicle. Acting appropriately at the time of the accident will help to solidify your injury claim and ensure that your vehicle gets repaired or replaced. Here are five things that

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Auto Pedestrian Accident

Auto pedestrian accidents in Fairview Heights, Metro St. Louis, and the surrounding areas can lead to devastating injuries, principally because pedestrians are especially vulnerable to the force of the crash. 

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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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