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        What Should I Expect from My Attorney?

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        Chicago's Top Injury Lawyers
        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.

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        Should I sign the papers my insurance company asks me to sign after I am injured?

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        Chicago's Top Injury Lawyers
        Mitchell 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 sign the papers the insurance company asks me to sign after I am injured?

        It is our recommendation that you should not sign any papers that an insurance gives you without consulting an attorney.

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        What’s the first thing I should do when I get hurt?

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        Chicago's Top Injury Lawyers
        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:

        What’s the first thing I should do when I get hurt?

        The first thing you should do is go to a doctor or the hospital. Immediately. Report it immediately AND be accurate in your reporting.

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

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        *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 in the Loop by 15 tons of steel that fell 30 stories from a crane.

        Luchsinger, an ironworker at the time, was part of the welding crew working on the building at 181 W. Madison St.

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        Jury Verdict Awards - Chicago Injury Lawyers

        Horwitz Recovers Record $5.745 million Jury Verdict for Local 10 Carpenter

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        Experienced Chicago Personal Injury Lawyers

        Chicago personal injury lawyers (from left to right: Jay Luchsinger, Clifford Horwitz, and Michael Carter from Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates) at the Jury Verdict Reporter Trial Lawyer Excellence Awards in 2013 where they received the award for the largest non-death compensatory personal injury verdict in Illinois history.

        The Prime Contractor Claimed the Construction Accident was All Carpenter’s Fault

        After five years of litigation and a week-long jury trial fighting against ISEC, Inc., twelve jurors awarded a local 10 journeyman carpenter, Gary Markovich, $5,745,600.00.  Before the trial, defendant ISEC Inc., through their insurance carrier, Liberty Mutual Insurance, offered Mr. Markovich nothing.

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        Fraud Puts Union Pension Funds at Risk

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        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 to recover maximum losses on behalf of defrauded investors, including pension funds, in public companies and deter future fraud. For example:

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        Leaders Unite Against Wal-Mart Policies

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        Last month in Chicago, union and labor representatives joined political and faith-based community leaders in a first of its kind forum to discuss the alleged unfair labor practices and policies of America’s #1 private employer, Wal-Mart.

        Wal-Mart’s ability to battle back against its critics is the most successful corporate campaign of divide and conquer — laborers against consumers. Hosted by the Illinois State Labor Press Association, proponents of fair employment practices and living wage agreements hope to turn the tide in a public arena. A complete audio capture of the landmark event can be found on-line at http://www.outreachradioonline.com, which was sponsored by Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates, LTD.

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