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.

Common Questions About Workers’ Compensation in Illinois

  What are the main benefits of workers’ compensation? As outlined in the Workers’ Compensation Handbook, if you qualify for benefits, monetary rewards will become available to you in order to meet the demands of medical costs associated with your injury. You will also receive compensation for lost income. Workers’ compensation may also provide the…

What are the Rules on Giving Notice of an Accident and the Statute of Limitations for Workers Compensation in Illinois?

When do I need to give notice and file a claim under Workers’ Compensation in Illinois? According to the Illinois Workers Compensation Act Section 6(c), “Notice of the accident shall be given to the employer as soon as practicable, but not later than 45 days after accident.” In order to win a Workers Compensation claim…

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…

When Should I Settle My Workers' Compensation Case in Illinois?

When Should I Settle My Workers’ Comp Case in Illinois? When your medical condition resulting from a work injury has reached a state of permanency, it is time to begin thinking about settling your claim. Permanency means that your doctor has concluded that you have reached what is called, Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI). When we…

What is Temporary Total Disability Under the Workers Compensation Act in Illinois?

What is Temporary Total Disability? Temporary Total Disability (TTD) is a weekly benefit that is two-thirds of your average weekly wage (AWW), granted it is within the minimums and maximums that are stated by the Illinois Workers Compensation Commission. These minimums and maximums can be found at:http://www.iwcc.il.gov/benefits.htm. Like all benefits under the Workers’ Compensation Act,…

What Treatment is Covered Under Workers Compensation in Illinois?

What Treatment is Covered in Illinois Under the Workers’ Compensation Act? Under Illinois law, employers are required to provide workers’ compensation insurance for almost all employees – exceptions being sole proprietors, business partners, corporate officers and some members of limited liability companies have the option of exempting themselves.

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…

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…