Why Gaps in Treatment Can Harm your Case

After a serious accident, like most people, you have skyrocketing medical bills. Any gaps in medical treatment, whether it’s one month or one year, will allow the other side to argue that your injury is not as serious as it is claimed to be. Here are the ways to handle gaps in treatment in a…

What to Do if You’re Injured in a Car Accident

Every year, thousands of people across the United States are injured in a car accident. While a car accident can be one of the most challenging experiences, it’s often possible to recover, both physically and financially. The following guide provides simple tips and tricks on what to do after a car accident. After a car…

How to maximize your Total Recovery in an injury case

Article sourced from Northwest Herald. Consider what usually happens when someone is injured due to the fault of another person or party. Depending on the severity of the injury, it’s likely going to affect your everyday life, making many tasks difficult or even impossible for brief or extended periods of time. Those tasks include your…

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…