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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Types of Compensation You Can Receive After a Car Accident

Although some car accidents are minor, many collisions are life-changing events for all involved. In addition to car repairs, many accident victims will suffer painful bodily injuries which require immediate medical attention. They might also miss work, which can put additional strains on finances. puts a real strain on a motorist’s finances. In both Illinois

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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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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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