Workers Compensation

Proven Work Injury Attorneys

As an employee in the state of Illinois, workers’ compensation laws protect you. And if you are injured or become ill on the job because of a harmful work condition, you should ultimately feel the effects of that protection. However, while the system is in place, that doesn’t mean it is easy to understand and navigate.

And when you’ve been severely injured or have been struck with occupational disease, you don’t have time to waste. You need compensation and you needed it yesterday. As Northern Illinois work injury lawyers, we help people understand the workers’ compensation system and how it applies to them. At Franks Gerkin Ponitz Greeley, we understand the Illinois workers’ compensation laws in place to relieve hardship for individuals and families struck by an accident or occupational disease. Call our office today. We’re located in Marengo, Illinois. Once you call us, you’ll feel as if we’re always by your side, always fighting for your financial security.

And our McHenry County workers compensation lawyers do their best to make those laws work for you and your family. We’re focused on the following:

  1. Helping people get the money they need to overcome crisis,
  2. And giving them the power to move forward with their life.

At Franks Gerkin Ponitz Greeley we understand different types of injuries can occur in different workplace environments. It may seem like a construction worker is at higher risk for an injury than an office receptionist, but the reality is that anything can happen, from slippery floors to electrical dangers, not to mention other unexpected dangers. The reality is that anyone can get injured, any time, any place, but we treat each and every injury seriously. We take a unique approach to every person who walks through our door, but working diligently to uncover the details of your individual case. Our proven attorneys are passionate, experienced litigators who make filing for workers’ comp or appealing denials a top priority.

We’re aggressive. We’re compassionate. And we’re proactive.

We help our clients look beyond immediate concerns involving their medical bills and missed paychecks, in order to obtain injury compensation that does justice to long-term needs.

Please read our frequently asked questions about workers’ compensation.

Decades of Successful Advocacy for Job Injury Victims

Even though we are a full-service law firm, our commitment to workers’ compensation, runs deep. Senior partner Herb Franks has served as chairman of the Illinois State Bar Association’s Workers’ Compensation Council, and he has built an impressive record of obtaining recoveries that make a real difference for the futures of our clients suffering from occupational and work injuries.

Some of the most common workplace injuries include the following:

  • workers comp mchenry countySoft tissue inflammation: Examples include sprains, strains, contusions, tendonitis, bursitis, and stress injuries.
  • Spinal cord injuries: With life-long effects, we know that these can be scary. Because we’ve worked with many people throughout the Northern Illinois area, we know specialists and doctors who can help. We will work with you through your recovery, help you find equipment, and provide emotional support as you learn to cope with these life-long injuries.
  • Back injuries: Our workers’ compensation attorneys have helped many people by advising them on their back injuries so they can return to their daily life. We know this is easier said than done, but we want to fight for your ability to do so.
  • Disc herniation: This specific type of injury to your back or neck can cause prolonged pain and stiffness. We will assist you in your fight for corrective treatment and the support to fully recover from this injury. Remember, our end goal is to get you back to your normal life.
  • Shoulder injuries: These injuries often occur in physically demanding jobs. Many times they are even recurring. Shoulder injuries can keep you out of work for an extended period of time. With this knowledge in mind, we will help get you the money you need until you can return to work. The last thing you need is to be worrying about your family’s financial safety as you recover.
  • Knee injuries: Knee injuries often requiring surgery, as well as physical therapy. We will help you get the proper temporary total weekly benefits for you while you’re taking time off from your surgery. If you return to work too quickly, you could end up injuring yourself even more. It’s crucial you take the proper time to recover.
  • Repetitive stress injuries: If you do a repetitive motion in your job, such as typing, operating a machine, or walking a lot, stress injuries can occur, and frequently. A much-needed break and medical care will help you recover. We know that taking a break and taking care of yourself is easier said than done, but our goal is to do everything we can to allow you to do so.
  • Occupational disease: Many people forget that one of the most frequent workplace injuries is actually an illness. When you work in a hospital or doctor’s office, or any other workplace where you could be infected with diseases, you could be at risk. Many people are hesitant to seek workers’ compensation for this type of injury; many don’t even take vacation days to get better. Speak with one of our workplace injury attorneys and you’ll understand that it is okay to take the proper time to get better.

To learn more about workers’ compensation, read our workplace injury FAQs.

No Added Financial Risk — Fees Apply Only if We Win Compensation for You

Many people do not realize that Illinois state law determines the compensation your attorney receives in a workers’ compensation cases. You can retain a veteran, experienced lawyer with deep knowledge of the area, or a newer lawyer striving to learn the ropes; either way you’d pay the same fees, but you might not receive the same benefits.

We encourage you to contact an experienced McHenry County workers’ compensation attorney for an assessment of your case and the representation you need to move forward in your life.

We represent clients throughout the state of Illinois on workers’ compensation injuries.

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