Northern Illinois Workers’ Compensation Lawyers

If you were involved in a job-related accident, it is important to contact a qualified attorney experienced in workers’ compensation applications and appeals. Because there are mandated timelines established governing eligibility to apply for workers’ compensation benefits, you must take steps quickly to protect yourself and your rights to payment.

At Franks, Gerkin & McKenna, we represent Illinois residents in personal injury and workers’ compensation claims. Our experience in protecting the legal rights of injured people is impressive. Additionally, senior partner Herbert H. Franks has served as Chairman of the Illinois State Bar Association’s Workers’ Compensation Council and has built a notable record of significant recoveries. Please contact us to discuss filing a claim during a free initial consultation.

Guidance Through All Stages of the Process: From Application to Appeal
Because Illinois is a no fault state, individuals injured in workplace accidents are eligible for benefits even if their actions contributed to or caused the accident. Additionally, you do not need to be concerned about your job security when filing a claim for workers’ compensation benefits. It is your right to apply and it is illegal for employers to discriminate against you for exercising your right.

There are four types of disability categories in Illinois. These categories determine the financial amount to be given and the duration of payments for occupational injuries.

  1. Temporary Total Disability (TTD) refers to the temporary period an injured worker is unable to return to work
  2. Temporary Partial Disability (TPD) refers to the temporary period an injured worker is still recovering yet is working light duty and earning less than in the pre-injury job
  3. Permanent Partial Disability (PPD) refers to an employee permanently unable to perform the same actions as prior to the occupational injury
  4. Permanent Total Disability (PTD) refers to a situation where an employee is permanently unable to work due to permanent and complete disability

The lawyers at our firm are committed to helping clients secure the workers’ compensation benefits they deserve through filing a claim or through appealing a denial of an initial claim. From construction accidents to carpal tunnel, our attorneys are committed to protecting our clients’ rights.

Contact Us for a Free Initial Consultation

If you are considering filing a claim for workers’ compensation or are thinking about fighting a denial, contact us with your legal needs. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your concerns and questions.