What to do if you have been in an accident

Franks Gerkin McKenna continues its 12 part series of articles about what to do when in an accident. For all tips, go to fgmlaw.com/blog. If you are hurt when someone hits your car while on the job, you not only have a workers ’ compensation claim, you also have a claim against the responsible party.

Reveling in detailed deals that don’t tax everyone’s emotions

By Chris Bailey MARENGO — Like many workers today, Terrence J. McKenna knows what it’s like to have been the last guy hired before an economic downturn hits. “When the economy tanked, I was the low guy on the totem pole, so I was let go,” says McKenna of his experience just before joining Franks, […]

Have hope and get help with family law

Many people say that their wedding day was the happiest, or at least one of the happiest days of their lives. Unfortunately, often times the ensuing marriage doesn’t match the same joy of that festive wedding day. It’s sad, but it’s true, that approximately 40 to 50 percent of married couples in the United States […]

Facing foreclosure—what you need to know

Layoffs. Illness. There are a number of reasons a person may be facing foreclosure. It’s daunting, unsettling and downright scary. But there are two important things you must do if you find yourself in that position, according to Olivia Dirig, an attorney with Franks Gerkin McKenna, in Marengo. “Take a hard look at what you […]

Welcome to Franks, Gerkin & McKenna, P.C., monthly series on Workers’ Compensation

Last month we discussed when off-work benefits (TTD, short for Temporary Total Disability) should begin and when they can end. This month is about what to do when the insurance company denies your claim or stops benefits. Generally speaking, there are two main reasons for an insurance company to stop benefits. One is a claim […]

Q&A with Jack Franks of Franks, Gerkin & McKenna, P.C.

Jack Franks, partner at Franks, Gerkin & McKenna, P.C. in Marengo, Illinois, answers questions relating to personal injuries. Q: What is personal injury litigation? A: When people are injured at work, in an auto accident, or other accident, or if a healthcare provider breaches a duty of care they need help not only with their […]

Franks, Gerkin & McKenna, P.C. in Marengo, IL want you to know what things to do when you have been in an accident

When injured in an accident, make sure you get your doctor to write notes confirming the days in which you were allowed to be off of work due to your injury. When injured in an accident, many times your employer will understand and will give you the time off without any official doctor’s note, but […]

Q & A with Franks, Gerkin, & McKenna on Complex Commercial Litigation

Jack Franks, partner at Franks, Gerkin & McKenna, who has been practicing law for 25 years, talks about complex commercial litigation. Q: What is complex commercial litigation? A: We represent clients who dispute whether a contract has been fulfilled, whether money is owed, or whether work done correctly. We try to bring people together to […]

Frank’s, Gerkin, & McKenna discuss off-work benefits

Last month we discussed the average weekly wage and temporary disability rate. This month is about what off-work benefits (TTD) usually being and when they can end. In most cases, the workers’ compensation insurer will pay off-work benefits when you cannot return because of your injury. Yet in some cases payment can be delayed. If […]

Be sure to give all of your medical providers your car and health insurance information with Franks, Gerkin & McKenna

When injured in an accident, the insurance company for the at-fault-driver does not pay until the very end, because, until they review all of the records on your treatment, they do not know if your treatment is related to the accident or not so the law requires your car ’ s medical insurance coverage, if […]