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

Three Basic Rights for a Work Injury

 

If you have a work injury, you have three basic rights, the first one is to get your medical treatment, taken care of and paid for the second compensation for your time off work and third compensation for the permanent character of your work injury. If you’d like more information, please contact us.

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