About our workers' compensation and injury law firm
For over 70 years the Hanagan name has enjoyed the highest reputation for quality and caring representation of workers' compensation clients and their families. The Hanagan & McGovern law firm carries on that tradition. We have over 35 years combined concentrated experience representing workers' and their families in injury and disability cases all over southern Illinois. Workers' compensation, injury, disability, and death cases are the only work we do.
People don't always need a lawyer to represent them in workers' compensation or injury claims. Often, all they really need is some advice on what to expect and what they need to do. Wouldn't it be nice if someone would tell you if that is true in your situation? We do, and have done so for years.
Our lawyers will sit down with you and discuss your situation and tell you what we can do to help. We will meet with you personally to explain your rights and how we can provide the representation you deserve to win your case. We do not charge a fee when you call us, or even when you come to discuss your case with us. In fact, we only charge a fee after we have recovered benefits for you.
Our clients have worked hard all their lives. They give an honest days work for an honest days pay. When they get injured, they believe that their employer or the insurance company will work with them fairly. Sometimes they do, but many times they don't. That is when they seek our help. It has nothing to do with wanting to "get rich" or trying to take advantage of the system. Our clients want and need to protect themselves from a situation they don't understand in a system where the odds are stacked against them. They may not be getting the medical attention they should have or they are in pain and they may have been forced into financial difficulties because their case is being contested. The are frustrated and confused because they continue to hear the word "No." They have crushing concerns brought on by long legal fights, worries about their financial future, and their family needs. Does this sound familiar? Call us for help.
If you, a close friend, or family member are injured or are being denied insurance benefits, you need an attorney with a proven track record and years of experience fighting workers' compensation, injury and disability claims. When your family's future depends on results, don't settle for the general practice lawyer down the street. You need a lawyer with experience and a proven reputation fighting nothing but workers' compensation and injury claims. You need a lawyer that can deliver results. You can count on us.
Our committed and caring approach to your claim
- Personal and
professional representation by our entire staff:
We care about our clients and their needs. Being injured and out of work is very stressful on a family. It can be overwhelming at times. Having been involved with thousands of injury victims over the years, we know this all too well. We offer patience and understanding during these trying times. We work to relieve you of the burdens associated with your claim, and provide results for you as quickly as we can.
appropriate medical treatment:
Medical care is expensive. Frequently employers and insurance companies try to save money by refusing to authorize needed medical care. If your injury or workers' compensation claim has been denied or you are being denied medical treatment, we can help you get the medical care you need.
- Getting your medical bills paid:
Employers and insurance companies don't care about your credit rating. Many times they refuse to pay for medical treatment you already received. We can keep the collection agencies off your back and get those bills taken care of, usually without any harm at all to your credit rating.
- Advise you
of your rights and how the legal system can
We take the time to sit down with you and explain how the legal system can help with your specific problem, what benefits it has to offer, and give you some basic time lines that you can expect for your claim. If you already have a settlement offer, we'll go over it with you and tell you whether we think it is fair and whether we can do better for you. If not, we'll tell you so - up-front and at no charge.
- We'll fight
for your rights every step of the way:
If the insurance carrier is denying your rights, we will fight them every step of the way to secure the benefits you deserve.