105 Years of Workers’ Compensation in Illinois

  105 Years of Workers’ Compensation By Marc A. Perper The year 2016 marks the 105th anniversary of the enactment of the first Workers’ Compensation law in the United States. Wisconsin passed the first work comp legislation, followed by Illinois the same year. A centennial commission was established to commemorate the 100th anniversary of work comp…

The Horwitz Brothers – They’re Far Smarter Than the Average Bear – and Lawyer

  LeadingLawyers Magazine recently published their Consumer Edition for 2016, featuring an article on Clifford and Mitchell Horwitz! The article titled, “The Horwitz Brothers – They’re Far Smarter Than the Average Bear – and Lawyer” takes a look into the development of not only the brothers’ unique focuses in injury and workers’ compensation law, but…

What are My Rights When Dealing with Debt Collectors?

If you fall behind on loan or mortgage payments, your creditors may assign a debt collector to contact you. This may be an uncomfortable situation, and you should know that you do have the right to be treated fairly. The Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Illinois Collection Agency Act and the Illinois Consumer…

What Juries Do Not Know – The Truth About Insurance and Trial Lawyers

  What Juries Do Not Know 99% of trials in personal injury cases are about insurance.  What juries do not know, is that the true battle is between the injured individual and the insurance carrier who represents an individual or corporation who is being sued.  The jury is led to believe that the Defendant is…

What Kind of Automobile Insurance Do I Need?

  Suffering the Misery of Not Having Enough Insurance For a Few Hundred or Less, You can Protect Yourself Home and automobile insurance has changed and policy liability limits are so confusing many simply don’t realize they’re underinsured by today’s realities of risk. A frightening few have protection in the event of a severe injury, leading…

Tradesmen and Cancer; the Benzene Effect

Benzene causes cancer; a fact supported by decades of in-depth, documented research. Despite our understanding of it’s danger in the workplace, the following continues to be true: Benzene is the number one cause of Leukemia, responsible for an estimated 10,000 deaths by exposure annually. An estimated half-million workers are needlessly exposed to benzene annually, either…

The Season of Slip and Fall Injuries

A winter wonderland can quickly produce conditions that result in slip and fall accidents. Injuries, from falling on wet floors from snow tracked in by customers of retail stores skyrocket. But you’ll be surprised to learn how limited the liability is for store owners when falls on ice and water occur on their property. While…

Common Causes of Wrongful Death in Illinois

Losing a loved one is a tragedy that no one should have to endure. When that loss is caused by the negligence of another, the aftermath can be even more traumatic. Although no amount of compensation can undo the emotional hardship, a Chicago wrongful death attorney may be able to help.