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.

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

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…

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

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…

Do I need to report my work injury?

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.

Should I Give a Recorded Statement to the Insurance Company?

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…

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…