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.

Does My Injury Report Have to be in Writing?

It does not have to be in writing. The purpose of reporting an injury is so that your employer can look into it.

Should I Report My Injury at Work to My Employer?

Yes, you should report it. You should report it to your boss, your foreman, your superintendent, general superintendent, or somebody in management human resources. You should report it.

Is There Anything I Should Do to Help My Injury Case?

Michael T. Wierzbicki, a partner and trial attorney at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates answers a listener’s question on Free Legal Advice Friday’s: Is there anything I should do to help my case? There’s a couple things you should to help your case right at the start. If you feel like you’ve been injured, you should…

Clifford W. Horwitz Receives 2017 JVR Trial Lawyer Excellence Award

On October 26, 2017, nearly 300 trial attorneys and Illinois judges attended the 8th Annual Awards for Trial Lawyer Excellence hosted by the Jury Verdict Reporter, a division of Law Bulletin Media. The by-invitation-only event at the Peninsula Chicago recognized the outstanding achievements of 30 professions from sides of the trial bar in civil litigation….

Horwitz Horwitz & Associates Ranked in 2018 “Best Law Firms”

Chicago, IL, United States, November 1, 2017 — U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers, for the eighth consecutive year, announce the “Best Law Firms” rankings. Horwitz Horwitz & Associates has been ranked in the 2018 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list and regionally in 2 practice areas. Firms included in the 2018 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive…

Practice Tips: Cross Examination of a Safety Expert

Horwitz Horwitz & Associates’ trial attorney and Partner, Jay Luchsinger, submitted a cross examination for an article in the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA) Journal. The cross examination Jay submitted was from a case involving a structural ironworker who fell while setting structural steel on a warehouse in Illinois. The plaintiff fell head first, approximately…

National Association of Distinguished Council Selects Two Attorneys at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates

We are proud to congratulate both Clifford Horwitz and Michael Wierzbicki on their selection to the Nation’s Top One Percent, a list comprised by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. The National Association of Distinguished Counsel is an organization dedicated to promoting the highest standards of legal excellence – its mission is to objectively recognize…

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. The Illinois Policy Institute,…

The Famous McDonald’s Hot Coffee Lawsuit

Insurance companies attempting to deprive millions of justice in court rooms The McDonald’s coffee case is flaunted as the poster child for “frivolous lawsuits”. Insurance companies and corporations pushing tort reform commonly rally behind and argue the legal system is “out of control”. The insurance companies spend millions promoting misconceptions about tort cases to promote…