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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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30 DAYS IN MISSOURI

  If you sustained a work-related injury in Missouri, you have 30 days to provide written notice to your employer. We recommend doing so by way of an email or text, so you have documentation of that. Notice if you have further questions feel free to contact us at.

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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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How are SSDI and SSI Payments Scheduled?

If you are retired or disabled, or the spouse of a worker or deceased worker, you may be eligible for certain benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA). Social security benefits are available for individuals that contributed to the Social Security system during their working years. Retirement and disability benefits are paid as a lump

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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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