Why You Should Act Immediately to Stop Nursing Home Negligence

Families across the United States invest their trust in nursing homes. We expect that these facilities will provide a safe and healthy environment for our loved ones. Sadly, this is not always the case. Many nursing homes are understaffed; others employ caregivers who are not qualified. Both of these can lead to neglect or even…

Two Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates’ Attorneys Named to 2016 Best Lawyers® in America List

  Chicago, IL, United States — Tuesday, September 22, 2015 — Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates is pleased to announce that two lawyers have been named to the 2016 Edition of Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. Best Lawyers has published their list for over three decades, earning the respect of the…

What is a Work Injury in Illinois?

What is an accident? At a fundamental level, an accident is anything that happens without intention or design. This is to say it could be any event that is unanticipated by the person the “accident” happens to. According to Chicago Work Injury attorney, Mark Weissburg, “… in order for an accident to fall under the…

What Are The Changes To The “two Doctor Rule” Under The Workers’ Compensation Act In Illinois?

Changes to the “Two Doctor Rule” under the Illinois Workers Compensation Act Under the “Two Doctor Rule,” if an employer sets up a “Preferred Provider Program,” then the injured worker only has one choice of doctor and the chain of referrals that we spoke about yesterday will stem from this initial doctor. A “Preferred Provider Program”…

What Doctors Can I Go To Under The Workers’ Compensation Act In Illinois?

The Workers’ Compensation Act The Workers’ Compensation Act is a very complex statute that is difficult to understand, and you can be sure that an insurance adjuster will do little or nothing to help you understand it. Under Illinois law, there are some basic rights that you should understand in order to help you better…

3 Types of Damages that Slip and Fall Victims can Claim in Illinois

Some of the most devastating personal injury cases stem from slip and fall accidents. Falls can be particularly harmful for senior citizens, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A serious fall can lead to long-term medical complications, including back and joint injuries. Expensive medical bills can threaten victims’ financial security, and lengthy…