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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THE IMPORTANCE OF DOCUMENTATION

  After an accident, documentation is key if you have your cell phone with you, take pictures, take pictures of the vehicles involved in an automobile accident take pictures of the people involved, take pictures of where the cars are every piece of documentation that you can give us on the day the accident happens,

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Is Illinois a No-Fault State?

A handful of states in the country follow no-fault laws that govern auto accidents. In these states, drivers who are involved in a crash and sustain injuries must go through their own car insurance company to claim accident benefits, regardless of which driver was at fault. In these states, drivers can only sue negligent drivers

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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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