Brain Injuries: An Epidemic in Youth Sports

As headline after headline continues to fill the news telling of yet another brain injury caused by sports, it makes us realize just how prevalent these occurrences are. We all hope that traumatic brain injuries, like severe concussions or worse, do not happen to our loved ones or ourselves. However, the reality is that 1 […]

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.

Legal questions and answers

There are countless legal questions, but perhaps the most popular one, and the one that you should always begin with is, “Do I need a lawyer?” The answer doesn’t necessarily come easily. Certainly you will need to find an attorney if you’ve been served with a lawsuit, are pursuing a divorce or are charged with […]

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

When injured in an accident, keep track of the days you missed work and the hours and pay rates which you would have been paid In order to present a wage loss claim you need to have the exact dates and times which you were unable to work. If you routinely received overtime and can […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Franks, Gerkin & McKenna, P.C. and Temporary Total Disability Benefits

Welcome to Franks, Gerkin & McKenna, P.C., monthly series on Workers Compensation. Last month we discussed deadlines for filing a claim. This month is about the Average Weekly Wage (AWW) and Temporary Total Disability Benefits (TTD). Your average weekly wage is based on what you earned over the 12-months prior to your accident. For example, […]

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, report the claim to your insurance company as soon as you can. When you have a car crash, your insurance company will take care of the property damage if you have full coverage and will often times have a medical payment policy that will pay some or all of your […]