How might my loved one’s advanced age affect their eligibility for loss of earning capacity benefits?

When a loved one dies because someone else is careless with their safety, you face more than a difficult financial situation. You face damages, especially financial ones, that make your life more difficult. Worse, you may struggle to get the funds you are due if your loved one is at an advanced age. While older…

Can you work a second job while on workers’ comp?

When hard-working employees are injured on the job, they have the right to seek and collect workers’ compensation benefits. These benefits provide medical coverage and needed income for the injured worker and their households during the recovery period. Many of today’s workers hold second jobs and wonder if they still can still work at one…

How accident reconstruction can affect your car accident claim

Determining the cause of an accident is critical to identifying the at-fault party and holding them responsible for the damage they caused. Sometimes, the cause of an accident may not be immediately apparent, and other times the apparent cause turns out to be misleading. A Chicago car accident lawyer from Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates has…

Alert: FDA issues eye drop recall due to bacterial contamination

Are you experiencing symptoms such as blurred vision, sensitivity to light, or redness or swelling of the eye? You may have been infected with Burkholderia cepacia (B. cepacia), a bacteria recently found in bottles of artificial tears and lubricant eye drops. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a recall of several eye products: EzriCare…

The impact of workplace violence and injuries on employee productivity and engagement

The workplace is not just a place of employment — it’s a complex ecosystem where various dynamics come into play. These dynamics, positive or negative, affect employees’ well-being and an organization’s overall success. An issue that threatens this equilibrium is workplace violence and injuries. These unfortunate occurrences can significantly affect an employee’s ability to work…

Car crash statistics by gender: Are men or women involved in more accidents?

Car accidents are one of the leading causes of death and serious injuries in the United States. The risk is spread across all types of people, but gender can play an important role in determining who is more likely to be involved in a crash — and who will suffer more serious injuries if they…

Common causes of intersection car accidents and how to avoid them

According to the U.S. Federal Highway Administration, more than half of all motor vehicle collisions resulting in injuries or fatalities occur at intersections. Fortunately, the causes of intersection collisions are largely preventable, and being aware of them can help you take the necessary steps to avoid them. Continue reading to learn more, then contact Horwitz,…

Can remote employees receive workers’ compensation benefits, and if so, how?

Also known as work-from-home employees, remote employees have become an increasingly common part of the workplace, and with that comes questions about workers’ compensation for remote employees. Continue reading to learn more, then contact Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates for personalized guidance about your rights to workers’ comp benefits in Illinois. Eligibility for workers’ compensation benefits…

Are Illinois traffic tickets reported to other states?

The simple answer is yes — Illinois ensures traffic tickets are reported to most other states, and a traffic ticket in Illinois might have consequences in your home state. Continue reading to learn more, then contact Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates if you’ve been injured in a traffic accident. Driver License Compact Illinois is a member…

Seven most dangerous streets in Aurora, IL

Using fatal traffic crash data provided by the Illinois Department of Transportation for the years 2016 through 2021, we’ve identified the seven most dangerous streets in Aurora, Illinois. Be sure to practice extra caution when driving along these streets — and if you or a loved one does get into an accident, be sure to…