Can an employee receive workers compensation in Illinois after getting COVID-19?

The short answer is yes. Workers who contract the coronavirus, COVID-19 (formally referred to as SARS-CoV-2), as a result of their employment may be able to receive benefits under the Illinois Workers Compensation Act. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with COVID-19, tested positive for COVID-19, or tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies,…

Illinois Workers’ Compensation Case Worth and Settlement Guide

There are multiple variables that go into the equation in determining how much your workers’ compensation case is worth under the Illinois Workers Compensation Act. These questions should help you get in the right mindset when evaluating your case: How much time were you off work? What kind of treatment(s) did you receive? Are you able to return…

Common Overlooked Workplace Injuries To Be On The Lookout For In 2020

When it comes to the workplace, you want to stay safe. Any workplace injury has the potential to cause immense pain and suffering and a loss of income. Unfortunately, work injuries are not uncommon in the United States. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), we know that there were approximately 2.8 million…

10 Ergonomic Tips To Avoid Injuries At Work

Most of us have to work, and we should not have to worry about getting injured on-the-job. However, workplace injuries are a major problem in this country. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there were approximately 2.8 million total non-fatal workplace injuries and illnesses during the latest reporting year across the US….

Illinois Right to Privacy in the Workplace Act

When you go to work, you should expect your privacy to be protected. However, understanding your right to privacy in the workplace can be complicated. In the U.S., the right to workplace privacy is largely left up to the state, leading to employee privacy protections that vary widely from place to place. As technology continues…

Mitchell Horwitz Appointed to the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Advisory Board

Horwitz, Horwitz, & Associates is proud to share the appointment of Mitchell W. Horwitz to the Illinois Worker’s Compensation Advisory Board. In September of 2019, the Governor of Illinois, J.B. Pritzker, appointed Mitch to the Workers’ Compensation Advisory Board to represent employee interests. As a Board Member, Mitch assists the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission (IWCC) in…

Horwitz Horwitz & Associates Proudly Announces Tyler Berberich as Partner

Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates is pleased to announce the naming of Tyler Berberich as its newest Partner. Tyler has been an associate with the firm since October 2010, focusing his practice in the area of Workers’ Compensation. He has successfully argued cases before the Illinois Appellate Court and consistently receives favorable decisions for his clients at…

Work Injuries and Third Party Claims

Jay R. Luchsinger, a partner and personal injury attorney at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates answers a listener’s question on Free Legal Advice Friday’s: When can there be a third party claim in a construction case? Well, in a construction injury case under Illinois law, if you’re say working for subcontractor A you are not allowed…

What Benefits Am I Entitled to Under Workers’ Compensation?

  What benefits am I entitled to under workers compensation? Answered by Chicago workers’ compensation attorney – Tyler D. Berberich The basic benefits that you are entitled to are: payment for your time off work at two-thirds of your average weekly wage; payment of your medical bills that are related to your work injury; and…

Determining Value in Personal Injury Cases

Clifford W. Horwitz, a principal partner and lead trial attorney at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates answers a listener’s question on Free Legal Advice Friday’s: Does using an attorney bring any value to my case? From Clifford Horwitz: You have to use an attorney. unless it’s a small claims case.