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        What Benefits Am I Entitled to Under Workers’ Compensation?

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        Chicago's Top Injury Lawyers

        What benefits am I entitled to under workers compensation?

        Answered by Chicago workers’ compensation attorney – Tyler D. Berberich

        The basic benefits that you are entitled to are: payment for your time off work at two-thirds of your average weekly wage; payment of your medical bills that are related to your work injury; and then at the end of your case, you are generally entitled to a permanent partial disability settlement, which is based upon a number of factors – including your age, your occupation, the injury that you sustained and the residual effects of that injury, among other factors.

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        I Slipped on Ice in a Parking Lot, Do I Have a Case?

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        Michael A. Silverman, a partner and trial attorney at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates answers a listener’s question on Free Legal Advice Friday’s:

        I slipped on ice in a parking lot, do I have a case?

        You may have a case if you slipped in a parking lot.

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        Practice Tips: Cross Examination of a Safety Expert

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        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 twelve feet after tripping on a shop-installed shear stud that protruded above the top flange of a steel beam on which he was working. Landing on a concrete wall on his neck, plaintiff suffered severe permanent injuries that made him a quadriplegic.

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        Determining Value in Personal Injury Cases

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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:

        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.

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

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        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.

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

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        Chicago's Top Injury Lawyers
        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 to work they owe you two-thirds of your pay (disability pay) and then the employer – in order to stop the payment of disability pay – offers you light duty. It’s our recommendation, as a general rule, you attempt light duty and accept light duty.

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

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        Chicago's Top Injury Lawyers
        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 Doctor when I am not present at the time of the conversation?

        From Marc Perper:

        In Illinois, a patient has what we call a privilege of confidentiality in the context of the doctor patient relationship.

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        Do I need to report my work injury?

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        Chicago's Top Injury Lawyers
        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.

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        Should I Give a Recorded Statement to the Insurance Company?

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        Chicago's Top Injury Lawyers
        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 statement. Is that okay?

        No, don’t give a recorded statement.

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

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        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.

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