Occupational Injuries

Regardless of how safe a job may seem, there is always the danger of occupational injuries such as an accident or an injury due to repetitive use. The attorneys at Franks Gerkin McKenna can help. Contact us to discuss your situation in a free initial consultation.

For over 40 years, our firm has effectively handled the legal matters of our friends and neighbors in Northern Illinois. Led by founding attorney Herbert H. Franks, our legal team has built an impressive record of successes. We are committed to protecting our clients’ rights and advocating their interests.

Injuries Result From Regularly Lifting a Finger and From Lifting a Load

A work-related injury does not always result from a catastrophic event. Often, occupational injuries are the outcome of the repetitive use of a body part. A common work injury for office workers is carpal tunnel syndrome and inflamed tendons. For more active workers, injuries often impact the neck and spine. These injuries can be caused by repeated heavy lifting or regularly looking upward and can include:

  • Soft-tissue inflammation
  • Nerve and tendon damage
  • Spinal cord impingement
  • Numbness and tingling
  • Disc herniation
  • Paralysis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myeloradiculopathy

If you have suffered a back, neck, spine or other injuries from work-related activity, it is important to take action quickly. Without medical care and appropriate accommodations, occupational injuries can become more severe. At our firm, we will help you understand the workers’ compensation benefits available, and how to file a claim or how to appeal a denial.

Contact Us for a Free Initial Consultation

If you have suffered occupational injuries, contact us with your questions and concerns. As a firm dedicated to protecting the rights of injured victims, Franks Gerkin McKenna for McHenry County and Boone County offers a free initial consultation to discuss your situation and determine if you have a strong case.