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        Clifford Horwitz

        New X-Ray Technology in Black Lung Claims

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        Coal miners work in some of the most dangerous conditions. Each day coal workers enter the mines, burdened with the constant threat of an explosion or collapse. Miners suffer some very traumatic injuries, yet aside from the daily threats of the mine an even more deadly risk lingers. Long-term exposure to coal dust places miners in both surface and underground mines at risk of black lung disease. According to a study done by the Epidemiology and Biostatistics Program in the Division of Cancer Etiology at National Cancer Institute, about 40% of all lung cancer deaths in miners may be due to radon progeny exposure. Radioactive radon is an inert gas that migrates from soils and rocks accumulating in enclosed areas. The estimates of the hazards posed by radon have been based on the analyses of data on miners, pooling four occupational cohort studies of miners.[1]

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        Stay Safe in the Water this Summer

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        Water Safety

        As the warm summer weather rolls in, people of all ages will be venturing out to find a relaxing place to cool off. Many parents and kids will be rushing to the local pools and beaches to share in the refreshing environment that these locations offer. Before heading out to make a splash, make sure that everyone joining in on the fun knows the basic rules of safety.

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        Have You or Someone You Know Suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury?

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        Personal Injury

        Brain Injury

        Injuries suffered as a result of a traumatic brain injury can be severe and life-altering. Immediate goals often include getting medical bills paid and covered. In addition, your traumatic brain injury attorney should help make sure you or your loved one does not suffer financially through any lost wages, and make sure the appropriate insurance company will pay for future treatment relating to your injury.

        If you are considering pursuing traumatic brain injury litigation, our Chicago brain injury attorneys can help. Call us today for a free consultation. (800)-985-1819.

        Weissburg’s Workers’ Compensation Tip of the Month

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        Workers’ Compensation Lawyer – Advice

        Importance of Settlements

        I’ve seen hundreds of of people walk through my office door with old, unsettled claims, who never even heard of Workers’ Compensation settlements till a friend or family member mentioned it to them. Clients frequently tell me, “they paid my Temporary Total Disability, they paid my medical, but no one ever said anything about settlement.”

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        Honest Abe for Labor

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        Importance of Labor

        “Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.”

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        The Origin of Workers’ Injury Laws in the U.S.

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        The video contains information about:

        • Workers’ Compensation
        • Workers’ Rights
        • Work Injuries
        • Workplace Injuries
        • Workplace Accidents
        • Construction Injuries
        • Labor History

        Railroad Injury: Workers’ Compensation

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        Railroad Injury Compensation

        Employer Negligence

        If the injured worker can prove that his employer was negligent (that is, provided an unsafe place to work) then he can recover for pain and suffering and disability and can recover full compensation. Such a case is usually worth much more than a Workers Compensation case since Workers Compensation has strict statutory limits. Further, with the FELA, the Plaintiff can have his case decided by a jury, which is always preferable since they have more in common with an injured Plaintiff.

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        Do I Need an Illinois Workers’ Compensation Lawyer?

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        Mark Weissburg, Partner at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates, Illinois Workers’ Compensation Attorney

        Brain Surgery…Rocket Science…Workers’ Compensation Law…

        One of the first things new client’s tell me when I meet them is, “I’m not the type of person to hire an attorney.” Actually, someone with a legal case is precisely the type of person who should and does hire an attorney. If you need brain surgery, see a brain surgeon. If you need a rocket built, consult your local neighborhood rocket scientist.

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        Construction Injuries: Among the Most Serious Injuries We Encounter

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        Construction Site Injuries

        Illinois Workers’ Compensation Claim Problems

        When injured on a construction site, the worker clearly has a Workers’ Compensation claim, but we sometimes find that the employer has no insurance. Under this scenario, Illinois law permits us to prosecute the company that hired the uninsured employer. This allows the Workers’ Compensation claim to go forward. We have seen numerous lawyers who fail to know this rule and who let injured workers go uncompensated.

        With any construction injury, one must always evaluate whether there is a “third-party” case.

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        Stand Your Ground: Legal Controversy Has Everyone Talking

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        Will there be an arrest after Florida boy, Trayvon Martin, was shot and killed while walking home by an allegedly paranoid neighborhood watch volunteer?

        Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law allows for someone to shoot and kill if they feel threatened. In light of the shift in the law, it’s not surprising that since the law went into effect, reports of justifiable homicides have tripled, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Is Florida to blame for this boy’s untimely death? It’s unfortunate that the police only get to hear one side of the story.

        We want to know your thoughts on this case.