About This Blog

The purpose of this blog is to present the theory and concepts of the Illinois workers’ compensation system to the internet community as well as discuss current events and changes in the system.  It is presented as a community services by the southern Illinois law firm of Hanagan & McGovern, and is open for comment by all who care to participate.

Based in Mt. Vernon, Illinois, Hanagan & McGovern is a workers’ compensation and personal injury law firm serving all of southern Illinois.  Brian McGovern and Steve Hanagan started the law firm in 2010, after dissolution of the Hanagan & Dousman law firm.  Together, Steve and Brian have over 40 years of experience handling Illinois work comp and personally injury cases.

Both Steve and Brian are contributing authors to the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, and have been invited to speak on numerous occasions before the Southern Illinois University Department of Vocational Rehabilitation, Illinois Trial Lawyers, Illinois State Bar Association, Illinois Vocational Evaluation and Work Adjustment Association, and private seminars.

Comments, suggestions, and criticism (on the website or blog) are encouraged and welcome.