Chicago Workers Compensation Lawyer
- Primary Practice Focus
Mark Weissburg devotes his entire law practice to workers’ compensation and to other closely related areas of the law. Mark has helped thousands of injured workers get their share of the millions of dollars of benefits they are entitled to.
During his career, Mark has represented the interests of many workers in cases that involve:
- workers’ compensation
- orthopedic surgeons
- Medicare subrogation rights and set-aside arrangements
- disability benefits law
- Social Security disability law
- the interplay between workers’ compensation and pension rights
- medical billing practices
- other rights for injured workers
- How Should You Choose A Lawyer?
To make the powerful field of workers’ compensation more understandable to injured Illinois laborers, Mark authored a 2007 paperback titled How to Win a Worker’s Compensation Claim in Illinois.
The book describes the basic rights and benefits under the state’s workers’ compensation act as well as the often-unknown roles performed by insurance adjusters, doctors and lawyers. The straightforward and easy-to-read book also alerts readers to the kinds of problems they may encounter and should avoid when filing claims.
As Mark explains in the text, the severity of workplace injuries covered by workers’ compensation varies widely. Many of Mark’s clients have experienced extremely severe injuries. But even when an injury is less disabling, Mark knows how to manage the workers’ compensation claim that follows. A workers’ compensation attorney, armed with experience and the knowledge of countless rules and regulations can achieve a better settlement or trial result.
- In Depth Look
Born and raised in the northern suburbs of Chicago, Mark moved to Minnesota during high school and later attended the University of Wisconsin in Madison. After college he returned to Illinois. A longtime resident of the Chicago area, Mark enjoys photography and playing the guitar.
After studying communication arts in college, Mark ventured into the film and video production business in Chicago for five years. He channeled his creative energies toward animation, live action commercials, industrial video, a television pilot and a TV series. After law school and before joining Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates, Mark practiced in the field of Social Security disability law. He has taught legal writing as an adjunct professor at The John Marshall Law School.
Mark has worked as a volunteer for the National Runaway Switchboard and the American Civil Liberties Union. While in law school, Mark performed unpaid, law-related services for the Legal Assistance Foundation of Chicago.
- Honors and Awards
- Top Injury Attorney – Workers Injury Law & Advocacy Group – 2015
- Professional Associations
- Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Association
- Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
- Chicago Bar Association
- Will County Bar Association
- Publications and Presentations
Mark speaks frequently about workers’ compensation and related topics to various union locals, including those representing firefighters and cement masons. He has lectured at events organized by the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education and the Illinois State Bar Association. Mark enjoys writing and editing publications for both the legal community and working people. He served on the editorial board of The John Marshall Law Review before penning his 2007 book titled How to Win a Worker’s Compensation Claim in Illinois.
- The John Marshall Law School (J.D., cum laude, 1995)
- University of Wisconsin, Madison (B.S., 1987)
- Illinois, 1995
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
How to Win a Workers’ Compensation Claim in Illinois
Mark Weissburg authored the book, “How to Win a Workers’ Compensation Claim in Illinois,” to aid injured Illinois workers in understanding the powerful field of workers’ compensation. The book describes basic rights and benefits under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act, as well as commonly unknown roles performed by insurance adjusters, doctors, and lawyers.