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What Are the Things to Know about Social Security Disability Insurance?

Experts believe that there’s a 30% chance for Americans in their 20s to have a condition that disables them from working for up to three months prior to hitting the retirement age. The social security disability insurance (SSDI) is a government program that protects workers who have lost the ability to work before the age … Continue reading What Are the Things to Know about Social Security Disability Insurance?

The IME Doctor Says You Are Fine, Your Doctor Says You Are Not

The IME Doctor Says You Are Fine, Your Doctor Says You Are Not One of those rights is to send you to a doctor of their choosing, known as an independent medical exam (IME) with the word “independent” leaving one scratching their head. Many of these IME doctors have relationships with the insurance companies who … Continue reading The IME Doctor Says You Are Fine, Your Doctor Says You Are Not

Work Injury Lawyer Effingham IL

Work Injury Lawyer Effingham, IL Suffering an injury on the job can create several problems, ranging from trying to recuperate to dealing with an employer that refuses to accept responsibility for the injury. Because of the costs associated with comprehensive medical care, you cannot afford to roll the legal dice with an inexperienced worker’s compensation … Continue reading Work Injury Lawyer Effingham IL

Auto Accidents and Medical Bills: Who Pays?

Traffic accidents can be an overwhelming experience even when there are no injuries. When you add in the stress that medical expenses can cause, the situation can be a dire one, indeed. This is especially true when you aren’t sure how to cover your medical bills while your personal injury claim is getting resolved. Let’s … Continue reading Auto Accidents and Medical Bills: Who Pays?

7 Tips When Dealing with an Insurance Adjuster

If you’ve been in an accident, the chances are good that you’ll need to communicate with an insurance company at some point during the recovery process. It is incredibly important that you keep a few basic guidelines in mind when speaking with adjusters, no matter honest they seem. Let’s take a look at seven tips … Continue reading 7 Tips When Dealing with an Insurance Adjuster

How much is my Workers’ Compensation case Worth?

 A common question we hear when talking to clients is, “how much is my case worth?”  If you are hurt on the job in Illinois you are going to hear terms like PPD or “percentage loss of use,” and they can be confusing.  Hopefully, we can clear that up a bit.   Almost every Illinois … Continue reading How much is my Workers’ Compensation case Worth?

FCE and Workers’ Compensation

Workers’ compensation claims can be difficult cases to get through, physically, mentally, and financially. Because the legal process to settle a workers’ compensation claim can be such a long, stressful one, it is common to see clients struggle with many different issues along the way. One of the most important waypoints to finalizing a workers’ … Continue reading FCE and Workers’ Compensation

Are Your SI Joints Causing Your Chronic Low Back Pain?

Many people have lived with chronic back pain for years. Whether merely a nagging inconvenience or a debilitating pain, chronic back pain at its least decreases quality of life and at its worse can be disabling. In fact, some impressive statistics concerning lower back pain include that it is the most significant cause of disability … Continue reading Are Your SI Joints Causing Your Chronic Low Back Pain?

Chronic Pain Management: An Update on the Opioid Crisis

Back in 2013, we published a close look at the rising opioid crisis. It focuses on the likely impact on access to pain medication for those who truly need it. In short, it was clear that regulations would tighten in response to addictions sweeping regions and increasing death rates. At the time, we predicted that … Continue reading Chronic Pain Management: An Update on the Opioid Crisis

What do lawyers mean by a “free consultation?”

While many firms work differently, Hanagan & McGovern offers free consultations to people with workers’ compensation, personal injury, disability and death claims. Frequently, people don’t really need a lawyer to handle their case. What they do need is a little information on how the legal system works in their specific situation. If your case is … Continue reading What do lawyers mean by a “free consultation?”