Union Membership and Fatal Work Injury

Union membership has historically had a positive impact on wages, benefits, and general job security, regardless of industry. But how does it impact workplace safety? By using data gathered from the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, we were able to shed some light on the relationship between unionization, right to work laws, and fatal…

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…

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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…

How much is my workers’ compensation case worth?

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.

What Should I Expect from My Attorney?

Jay R. Luchsinger, a partner and lead trial attorney at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates answers a listener’s question on Free Legal Advice Friday’s: What should I expect from my attorney? Well, you should expect someone who works for you.

Man of Steel – Ironworker and Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer, Jay Luchsinger

*Note: This story originally appeared in the June 23, 2014 issue of the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. Man of steel Ironworker represents his union brethren as plaintiffs in personal-injury cases By Jack Silverstein Law Bulletin staff writer Jay R. Luchsinger knew he was ready to start his law career the moment he was nearly crushed…

Fraud Puts Union Pension Funds at Risk

  Union Pension Funds and Fraud Corporate Misconduct and Fraud Union pension funds have continued to suffer unnecessary losses due to corporate fraud and mismanagement. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), whose job it is to monitor publicly traded companies and, when necessary, prosecute actions for fraud, has proven less than effective at being able…