Manhole Covers: Foe or Friend?

Manholes aren’t something we think a lot about while we’re driving. They’re a small and seemingly insignificant part of our roads. But manholes that are unsecured can impart devastating damages — ones able to trigger injuries or even death. CBS revealed how thousands of manholes around the Greater Chicago Area (McHenry County, Boone County, etc.) have […]

Wrongful Death Lawsuits

Too many times the misconduct or negligence of someone can cause a wrongful death. This is a very traumatic experience for the family of the deceased. They may be able to file a lawsuit. This action would be taken to obtain compensation for the losses experienced by them. Survivors may be entitled to receive compensation […]

Take a Leap Forward Without Hesitation! Beat Bankruptcy Today

No one wants to ultimately file for bankruptcy assistance. But things arise in one’s financial career that can drive to that event. Generally, there is a reluctance to dive in and do what seems most financially sound. Many delay filing in the hopes that somehow someway their opportunity will come knocking or their commitments will […]

Bankruptcy Protection. Stop Hesitating. Tackle Today to Protect Tomorrow.

No one envisions filing for Bankruptcy protection. Yet unforeseen life events can create financial difficulty and result in collection activity from creditors and the potential for insolvency. Many people feel a reluctance to move forward with making a decision about Bankruptcy. Some delay filing with the hopes that somehow, someway, their luck will change or […]

Filing a Third-Party Compensation Claim: What You Need to Know

Third-party claims for compensation means holding someone other than your employer responsible for your injuries. Such cases could include the manufacturer of dangerous or defective products, a violation of a federal or state statute and negligent use of a motor vehicle. Every one of these examples helps you anticipate what to expect as they’re conditions […]

Personal Injury Claims: What You Need to Know

Accidents happen every day and can affect a person’s life far into the future. If you’ve been in an accident that was not your fault, you could file a personal injury claim to receive compensation for your losses, such as medical bills and time lost at work. A personal injury lawyer at Franks Gerkin McKenna […]

McHenry County Crash – 2 People Killed

McHenry County Crash – Early on Friday, July 13, 2018, two men were killed in a car accident which involved a semi-truck. According to police, the crash occurred in Dunham Township, which is in the northwest suburban area of McHenry County. Time of the McHenry County Crash The accident happened around 2:30 am on Friday, […]

Why Independent Contractors Need Workers Compensation Insurance

During the months when the weather is warmer, there are independently owned contractor businesses doing everything such as remodeling homes and businesses, cleaning homes and business, and yard work. Most of these jobs can be very dangerous. However, most independent contractors don’t consider getting Workers Compensation Insurance to protect them. This type of insurance is […]

Woman from Hanover Park Critically Injured in Crash in McHenry County

McHenry County – A 45-year-old woman from Hanover Park is in critical condition after suffering injuring from a three-car collision. On Thursday, authorities said that the incident happened on Wednesday in the area of northern McHenry County. The woman’s identity has not been released. McHenry County Sheriff’s police stated that the woman was driving westbound […]

Workers’ Compensation Explained

The In’s and Out’s of Workers’ Compensation Insurance Enacted in 1911, workers’ compensation was designed to remedy employees that are involved in on-the-job accidents or illnesses. Workers who are injured or become ill as a direct result of their job are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. What exactly is workers’ compensation? Workers comp is a […]