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        Work Injuries and Third Party Claims

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        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 to sue you’re employer if you get injured on the job.

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        Determining Value in Personal Injury Cases

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        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.

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        My Employer Has Offered Me Light Duty, What Should I Do?

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        Mitchell W. Horwitz, a principal partner and head the workers compensation department at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates, and Marc A. Perper, a partner and Chicago work comp lawyer answer a listener’s question on Free Legal Advice Friday’s:

        My employer has offered me light duty, what should I do?

        From Mitchell Horwitz:

        If you are unable to work they owe you two-thirds of your pay (disability pay) and then the employer – in order to stop the payment of disability pay – offers you light duty. It’s our recommendation, as a general rule, you attempt light duty and accept light duty.

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        Should I allow my employer or their representative to speak to my doctor when I am not present at the time of the conversation?

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        Mitchell W. Horwitz, a principal partner and head of the workers’ compensation department at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates, and Marc A. Perper, a partner and Chicago work injury attorney at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates, answer a listener’s question on Free Legal Advice Friday’s:

        Should I allow my employee or my representative to speak to my Doctor when I am not present at the time of the conversation?

        From Marc Perper:

        In Illinois, a patient has what we call a privilege of confidentiality in the context of the doctor patient relationship.

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        Do I need to report my work injury?

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        Mitchell W. Horwitz, a principal partner and head of the workers’ compensation department at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates answers a listener’s question on Free Legal Advice Friday’s:

        Should I report my injury at work to my employer?

        Yes, you should report it.

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        Should I Give a Recorded Statement to the Insurance Company?

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        Clifford W. Horwitz, a principal partner and lead trial attorney at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates, and Marc A. Perper answer similar questions pertaining to giving recorded statements to insurers. Cliff answers the first listener’s question on Free Legal Advice Friday’s:

        The insurance company for the person that caused my auto accident wants to record my statement. Is that okay?

        No, don’t give a recorded statement.

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        No Need to Reform Workers’ Compensation When Insurers Stack the Deck (and Profits)

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        When the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act was amended in 2011, workers’ rights were slashed, and doctors and hospitals were told to take a pay cut.  The only people who walked away happy were the insurance companies.  Five years later, Gov. Bruce Rauner is seeking to further reduce workers’ rights and benefits.

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        I was injured on the job and my disability payments have suddenly stopped without notice, what can I do?

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        Tyler D. Berberich, an Illinois workers’ compensation attorney at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates answers a listener’s question on Free Legal Advice Friday’s:

        I was injured on the job and my disability payments have suddenly stopped without notice, what can I do?

        It depends on why your disability payments were stopped.

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        What type of medical benefits am I entitled to after I’m injured?

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        Marc A. Perper, a principal partner and lead trial attorney at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates answers a listener’s question on Free Legal Advice Friday’s:

        What type of medical benefits am I entitled to after I’m injured?

        The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Law entitles you to emergency treatment, plus treatment from the first two medical providers of your choice.

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        How much is my workers’ compensation case worth?

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        Mark Weissburg, a partner and Chicago workers compensation lawyer at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates answers a listener’s question on Free Legal Advice Friday’s:

        How much is my workers’ compensation case worth?

        The value of a workers’ compensation case depends on a lot of variables.

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