We specialize in Workers’ Compensation Claims
With more than 75 years of legal experience
McHenry County Workers’ Compensation Law Firm
Franks & Rechenberg, P.C.
The lawyers at Franks & Rechenberg, P.C. have successfuly and proudly served clients in Algonquin, Fox River Grove, Cary, Crystal Lake, Huntley, Lake in the Hills, Marengo, Wonder Lake, McHenry, Woodstock and more. Our law firm’s lawyers have over 75 years of combined legal experience. Attorneys David Franks, David Rechenberg and James Andrle have helped regular people overcome extraordinary legal challenges.
If you are in need of a lawyer to fight to protect your legal rights, look to Franks & Rechenberg, P.C. We offer a FREE audit of your case and answer questions you may have. We will fight for the Personal Injury or Workers’ Compensation Settlement you deserve, and defend your rights if you are charged with a Criminal Offense, DUI, receive a Traffic Ticket, or represent you in a Divorce, Post Divorce or Family Law case.
Why Choose Franks & Rechenberg
Experienced Litigation Lawyer
David N. Rechenberg is an experienced Workers’ Compensation Trial Attorney with 29 years of experience successfully handling workers compensation cases.
Prosecuted Hundreds of Cases
He has prosecuted hundreds of Workers’ Compensation cases in McHenry, Lake, Kane, Boone, Winnebago and Cook Counties. In addition to the Workers’ Compensation experience he brings to your case, he has tried numerous Jury Trials for injury victims.
Down to Earth Personality
Not only is Mr. Rechenberg an experienced trial practitioner, he is a regular, down-to-earth guy who always returns his telephone calls. His clients routinely thank him for returning telephone calls, and appreciate how comfortable they feel with speaking to him about their case.
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I do if I am injured on the job?
Notify your employer and file an incident report.
Get an aggressive, qualified attorney to represent you.
Bring the claim before the appropriate administrative body. According to Illinois law, you may not bring a lawsuit in circuit court.
Is my injury covered by workers' comp?
An injury falls under workers’ compensation if the injury occurs during the course of employment. Work-sponsored events qualify if attendance is mandatory.
Employment must expose the claimant to a greater risk than what is faced by the general public.
What workers' comp benefits are available?
If you are eligible, your benefits may include:
- Temporary Total Disability Benefits (TTD)
- Medical Benefits
- Permanent Partial Disability Benefits (PPD)
- Permanent Total Disability
- Vocational Rehabilitation
- Death Benefits
What if I get fired because I filed a workers' comp claim?
This is called retaliatory discharge. It is illegal. An employer is not allowed to fire you for seeking a legitimate benefit. If you believe you have been terminated unfairly, let us know. We can represent you and help you get the benefits to which you are entitled.
Remember, when you bring a workers’ compensation claim, you are not suing your employer — you are seeking benefits for which your employer has insurance. If you have any questions, call Franks & Rechenberg, P.C. We can walk you through the workers’ comp system and explain what kinds of workers’ comp benefits are available to you.
Do I need a lawyer for my Illinois workers' compensation case?
The short answer is no, you do not need an attorney to represent you in an Illinois Workers Compensation Case. But if you don’t have an attorney representing you, there is a good chance that you are not getting all the benefits you are entitled to under the law.
Before you settle your workers compensation case, you will be required to go before the Arbitrator to approve the settlement contract. At that Hearing the Insurance Company will have an attorney there representing their interest to make sure that they are protected. Don’t you think it’s a good idea to have an attorney at that hearing representing your interest?
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