Experienced Workers’ Comp Lawyers
We have over 50 years combined concentrated experience representing workers’ and their families in injury and disability cases all over southern and central Illinois. Workers’ Compensation, personal injury, disability, and death cases are the only work we do.
Have you been injured in a work accident? Call us for help!
Steve Hanagan and Brian McGovern have handled thousands of workers’ compensation claims ranging from disputed minor injury claims to those worth in excess of a million dollars. While each claim is different, you can count on our experience to guide you through the workers’ compensation process and win your claim. See what our clients have to say about us.
Often times, people don’t need a lawyer to handle their compensation claim. All they really need is a little free advice about what they should do. If you have a claim like this, we will tell you so up front and at no charge. As you can imagine, however, the more money that is involved the more likely your employer or their insurance company is going to try to cut corners to save money. They will underpay you or refuse to pay you the benefits you are entitled to and deserve. Sometimes, they make you see their doctor and simply deny your case for no reason, or for a misleading reason like your injury was due to a preexisting condition or an injury you had as a child.
There are a lot of different factual situations where we know that people are going to need an attorney because issues are going to become complex and the employer or insurance company won’t treat the employee fairly. We successfully pursue workers’ compensation benefits for:
- Disputed Claims
- Needed Medical Treatment
- Increases in weekly Temporary Total Disability (TTD) benefits.
- Temporary Partial Disability (TPD) when you have returned to work but aren’t making as much money
- Paid job searches
- Cumulative and repetitive trauma claims
- Weekly Maintenance benefits during job searches and vocational retraining
- Vocational retraining to lighter duty work
- Decreased wages and wage loss when your injury prevents you from earning as much as you did when you got hurt.
- Maximum Permanent Partial Disability (PPD)
- Permanent Total Disability (PTD) benefits when you can no longer work because of your injuries.
- New home construction or modification for disabled workers
- Wheelchair vans and other necessary equipment
We handle the entire workers’ compensation process. Our goal is to make sure you receive the best medical treatment for your injury and receive the best possible settlement or award for your disability.
We know that this is probably your first experience with an injury claim and we want to make it as simple as possible for you. You should also know that we do not get paid unless you win. If we don’t recover for you, you won’t owe us anything. So, you never need to worry about how you will pay for an experienced workers’ compensation attorney when your efforts should be focused on getting the medical treatment you need and getting better.
Areas we serve:
Hanagan & McGovern represents clients from cities all over southern Illinois, including the Illinois cities of Albion, Benton, Carlyle, Carmi, Centralia, Effingham, Fairfield, Flora, Herrin, Lawrenceville, Marion, McLeansboro, Mt. Carmel, Mt. Vernon, Nashville, Olney, Pinckneyville, Salem, and all nearby communities.
Call us today to discuss your claim for free. Free really means free.