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If you’ve been seriously hurt on the job, then you really owe it to yourself to keep reading. In both Missouri and Illinois, the law is designed to protect injured workers and their families. The dedicated and highly skilled attorneys of Jerome Lindsay Salmi have decades of experience helping people in the same tough spot. Often, people make the mistake of thinking liability or “employer negligence” is required in order to recover money for work injuries. However, the truth is, you do not have to prove your employer is negligent in order to recover compensation. If you’ve been injured at…
If you’ve been seriously hurt on the job, then you really owe it to yourself to keep reading. In both Missouri and Illinois, the law is designed to protect injured workers and their families. The dedicated and highly skilled attorneys of Jerome Salmi Kopis have decades of experience helping people in the same tough spot. Often, people make the mistake of thinking liability or “employer negligence” is required in order to recover money for work injuries. However, the truth is, you do not have to prove your employer is negligent in order to recover compensation. If you’ve been injured at…
When it comes to nursing home abuse, families often struggle with two competing emotions. On one hand, there is a desire to see justice and hold wrongdoers accountable. On the other hand, there are the practical elements of a legal action that must be considered when attempting to negotiate a fair and reasonable financial settlement. Unlike a typical car accident or slip and fall injury, emotions can run wild, making it very difficult for grieving loved ones to accurately make financial decisions. So, how do you actually determine the reasonable and fair value of a nursing home injury case? Experienced…
When it comes to nursing home abuse, families often struggle with two competing emotions. On one hand, there is a desire to see justice and hold wrongdoers accountable. On the other hand, there are the practical elements of a legal action that must be considered when attempting to negotiate a fair and reasonable financial settlement. Unlike a typical car accident or slip and fall injury, emotions can run wild, making it very difficult for grieving loved ones to accurately make financial decisions. So, how do you actually determine the reasonable and fair value of a nursing home injury case? Experienced…
Falling down is one of those incidents that can cause 3 layers of pain. First, it hurts your pride because people see you in a helpless position. Secondly, it literally hurts because it causes injuries to your bones, muscles, and joints. Third, a slip and fall occurrence can also hurt you financially by rendering you unable to perform your work duties. You do not have to stay hurt if you fall down in the store, though. You have the resources and you might also be eligible for compensation. Here’s some additional information about that. Why People Slip in the Store…
Understanding Intentional Elder Abuse Under federal and Illinois state regulations, it is not only a crime to intentionally harm a nursing home resident or hospital patient, but it can also lead to steep civil penalties from state inspectors. If a loved one is being abused or assaulted (physically or even emotionally) in a southern Illinois nursing home, call Jerome Salmi Kopis, LLC today. Beyond the criminal penalties, the victim and their family may be able to recover civil money damages as well. PHYSICAL ASSAULT Has your loved one withdrawn from social activities lately? Stopped eating with others? Become nervous when…
Understanding Intentional Elder Abuse Under federal and Illinois state regulations, it is not only a crime to intentionally harm a nursing home resident or hospital patient, but it can also lead to steep civil penalties from state inspectors. If a loved one is being abused or assaulted (physically or even emotionally) in a southern Illinois nursing home, call JEROME LINDSAY SALMI, LLC today. Beyond the criminal penalties, the victim and their family may be able to recover civil money damages as well.  PHYSICAL ASSAULT Has your loved one withdrawn from social activities lately? Stopped eating with others? Become nervous when…
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 you should always consider doing when you’re involved in a motor vehicle accident. Always Get Medical Treatment Any skilled attorney will be able to tell you the absolute importance of seeking medical attention when an accident occurs. Even if you don’t feel injured at the…
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 you should always consider doing when you’re involved in a motor vehicle accident. Always Get Medical Treatment Any skilled attorney will be able to tell you the absolute importance of seeking medical attention when an accident occurs. Even if you don’t feel injured at the…
What Every Loved One Should Know About Falls When you make the painful choice to place a loved one in a nursing home, you have certain basic expectations. For one, you expect that they will be safe. It really is as simple as that. Granted, you don’t expect perfection, nor do you expect that staff will perform miracles. However, you expect that your aging spouse or parent will not be injured or suffer worse conditions than they would have at home. Falls are just one of the many dangers that nursing home residents face. Experienced nursing home negligence attorneys are here to…
What Every Loved One Should Know About Falls When you make the painful choice to place a loved one in a nursing home, you have certain basic expectations. For one, you expect that they will be safe. It really is as simple as that. Granted, you don’t expect perfection, nor do you expect that staff will perform miracles. However, you expect that your aging spouse or parent will not be injured or suffer worse conditions than they would have at home. Falls are just one of the many dangers that nursing home residents face. Experienced nursing home negligence attorneys are here to…
QUICK LIST OF NURSING HOMES NEAR YOU If you’ve been trying to find a quality nursing home near you, then you may be a bit confused at where to find good information and all the choices. If you live in or around O’Fallon, IL, then here is a quick list of the potential long-term care facilities you may be interested in: LEBANON Cedar Ridge Health & Rehab Center Lebanon Care Center Lebanon Terrace O’FALLON Caring First Nursing Home MASCOUTAH Mar Ka Nursing Home Aperion Care WHAT MAKES A GREAT NURSING HOME Looking for a great nursing home can be tough.…
QUICK LIST OF NURSING HOMES NEAR YOU If you’ve been trying to find a quality nursing home near you, then you may be a bit confused at where to find good information and all the choices. If you live in or around O’Fallon, IL, then here is a quick list of the potential long-term care facilities you may be interested in: LEBANON Cedar Ridge Health & Rehab Center Lebanon Care Center Lebanon Terrace O’FALLON Caring First Nursing Home MASCOUTAH Mar Ka Nursing Home Aperion Care WHAT MAKES A GREAT NURSING HOME Looking for a great nursing home can be tough.…
We’ve all seen the horrific images portrayed on so-called “nanny cams,” where babysitters and in-home healthcare providers have been caught on camera physically abusing children and elderly people under their care. These shocking videos are often captured by parents or family members who suspect problems and decide to take matters into their own hands by setting up hidden surveillance cameras in their own homes. These powerful videos have been used by law enforcement and state investigators to bring down the perpetrators and protect vulnerable victims. Unfortunately, for a very long time it has been unlawful to use hidden surveillance cameras…
We’ve all seen the horrific images portrayed on so-called “nanny cams,” where babysitters and in-home healthcare providers have been caught on camera physically abusing children and elderly people under their care. These shocking videos are often captured by parents or family members who suspect problems and decide to take matters into their own hands by setting up hidden surveillance cameras in their own homes. These powerful videos have been used by law enforcement and state investigators to bring down the perpetrators and protect vulnerable victims. Unfortunately, for a very long time it has been unlawful to use hidden surveillance cameras…
JAYE LINDSAY:We wanted to serve southern Illinois and Fairview heights presented a really convenient location. What a lot of folks outside the area don’t realize is, the metro east region; Fairview Heights, O’Fallon, Edwardsville, this area tends to be sort of the big city for a lot of folks in small towns throughout southern Illinois. People as far away as Carmi, Marion, Murphysboro. If you come up here to Fairview Heights around the St. Clair Square Mall, any Christmas holiday season from about November to January, sometimes even February, you’re going to see cars backed up for miles coming from…