Can an employee receive workers compensation in Illinois after getting COVID-19?

The short answer is yes. Workers who contract the coronavirus, COVID-19 (formally referred to as SARS-CoV-2), as a result of their employment may be able to receive benefits under the Illinois Workers Compensation Act. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with COVID-19, tested positive for COVID-19, or tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies,…

Should I Settle My Illinois Workers’ Comp Case?

If you get injured at work, you should be able to count on workers’ compensation insurance to cover your medical bills, lost income, and potential disability payments. However, these cases can become incredibly complicated. If you have an ongoing workers’ compensation claim, you may be considering settling the case. At Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates, our…

What Types Of Injuries Can You File A Workers Compensation Claim For?

Nobody wants to think about getting hurt when they go to work. Unfortunately, there are times when work injuries do occur. Data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) shows us that approximately 2.8 million Americans sustained nonfatal work injuries or illnesses last year. That number is almost identical to the year prior. Thankfully,…

Common Overlooked Workplace Injuries To Be On The Lookout For In 2020

When it comes to the workplace, you want to stay safe. Any workplace injury has the potential to cause immense pain and suffering and a loss of income. Unfortunately, work injuries are not uncommon in the United States. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), we know that there were approximately 2.8 million…

Illinois Right to Privacy in the Workplace Act

When you go to work, you should expect your privacy to be protected. However, understanding your right to privacy in the workplace can be complicated. In the U.S., the right to workplace privacy is largely left up to the state, leading to employee privacy protections that vary widely from place to place. As technology continues…

Mitchell Horwitz Appointed to the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Advisory Board

Horwitz, Horwitz, & Associates is proud to share the appointment of Mitchell W. Horwitz to the Illinois Worker’s Compensation Advisory Board. In September of 2019, the Governor of Illinois, J.B. Pritzker, appointed Mitch to the Workers’ Compensation Advisory Board to represent employee interests. As a Board Member, Mitch assists the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission (IWCC) in…

Should I Allow My Employer to Speak to My Doctor If I’m Not There?

What occurs is that they will try to speak to the doctor when your not there, they will try to get the doctor to agree to things that is not in your best interest. And so, things will happen outside your presence and it could drive a wedge between you and your doctor. They really…

Should I Sign Medical Release the Work Comp Insurance Company Gave Me?

It is our recommendation that you should not sign any papers that an insurance company gives you without consulting an attorney. After you are hurt at work, the insurance company will supply you with a release so that they can speak to any doctor you’ve ever seen – from birth until now – any hospital,…

How Much Time Do I Have to Report My Work Injury?

The law in Illinois is a 45 day reporting period. You have to report within 45 days. However, many employers – if you don’t report it that day or by the next day – they often will challenge whether or not it occurred at work. In many cases, even if you report it on the…

Why Does My Employer Need to Investigate My Work Injury?

If you are hurt on the job, your employer may owe you a substantial amount of money. That being disability benefits and your medical bills – 100%. So, they have a right to investigate the injury.