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        Weissburg’s Workers’ Compensation Tip of the Month

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        Workers’ Compensation Lawyer – Advice

        Importance of Settlements

        I’ve seen hundreds of of people walk through my office door with old, unsettled claims, who never even heard of Workers’ Compensation settlements till a friend or family member mentioned it to them. Clients frequently tell me, “they paid my Temporary Total Disability, they paid my medical, but no one ever said anything about settlement.”

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        Honest Abe for Labor

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        Importance of Labor

        “Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.”

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        The Origin of Workers’ Injury Laws in the U.S.

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        The video contains information about:

        • Workers’ Compensation
        • Workers’ Rights
        • Work Injuries
        • Workplace Injuries
        • Workplace Accidents
        • Construction Injuries
        • Labor History

        Railroad Injury: Workers’ Compensation

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        Railroad Injury Compensation

        Employer Negligence

        If the injured worker can prove that his employer was negligent (that is, provided an unsafe place to work) then he can recover for pain and suffering and disability and can recover full compensation. Such a case is usually worth much more than a Workers Compensation case since Workers Compensation has strict statutory limits. Further, with the FELA, the Plaintiff can have his case decided by a jury, which is always preferable since they have more in common with an injured Plaintiff.

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        Do I Need an Illinois Workers’ Compensation Lawyer?

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        Mark Weissburg, Partner at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates, Illinois Workers’ Compensation Attorney

        Brain Surgery…Rocket Science…Workers’ Compensation Law…

        One of the first things new client’s tell me when I meet them is, “I’m not the type of person to hire an attorney.” Actually, someone with a legal case is precisely the type of person who should and does hire an attorney. If you need brain surgery, see a brain surgeon. If you need a rocket built, consult your local neighborhood rocket scientist.

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        Construction Injuries: Among the Most Serious Injuries We Encounter

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        Construction Site Injuries

        Illinois Workers’ Compensation Claim Problems

        When injured on a construction site, the worker clearly has a Workers’ Compensation claim, but we sometimes find that the employer has no insurance. Under this scenario, Illinois law permits us to prosecute the company that hired the uninsured employer. This allows the Workers’ Compensation claim to go forward. We have seen numerous lawyers who fail to know this rule and who let injured workers go uncompensated.

        With any construction injury, one must always evaluate whether there is a “third-party” case.

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        Stand Your Ground: Legal Controversy Has Everyone Talking

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        Will there be an arrest after Florida boy, Trayvon Martin, was shot and killed while walking home by an allegedly paranoid neighborhood watch volunteer?

        Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law allows for someone to shoot and kill if they feel threatened. In light of the shift in the law, it’s not surprising that since the law went into effect, reports of justifiable homicides have tripled, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Is Florida to blame for this boy’s untimely death? It’s unfortunate that the police only get to hear one side of the story.

        We want to know your thoughts on this case.

        Horwitz WIns Highest Verdict in Illinois History and 2nd Highest Verdict in U.S. History

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        Largest Personal Injury Jury Verdict in Illinois History

        Personal Injury Attorneys Win For Ironworker

        Horwitz, Horwitz and Associates, Ltd. (after five years of fighting AIG insurance and the “defense lawyer of the year”) obtained what was the largest personal injury individual jury verdict in Illinois history; $64 million dollars. Only one jury verdict for an individual in United States history (in New York for $66 million) was higher. This record setting verdict was $13 million dollars higher than the previous record verdict in Illinois of $51 million dollars.

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        Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates Proudly Announces 3 New Partners

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        Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates – New Partners

        Illinois Personal Injury Lawyer

        Michael T. Wierzbicki

        Mike Wierzbicki is an aggressive trial lawyer who is passionate about helping people who have been seriously injured. Although fair and just out-of-court settlements have many merits, Mike is especially interested in – and successful at prevailing in – complex litigation involving difficult-to-prove cases of serious injury.

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        Horwitz Attorney Marc Perper Wins Supreme Court Victory for Illinois Labor

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        Injured Worker Rightfully Paid

        After fighting the employer and their insurance carrier at every level, Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates has won a solid victory for working people throughout the State of Illinois.

        The employer, Interstate Scaffolding, fired the injured worker, Jeff Urban, and then refused to pay benefits, claiming that Mr. Urban had been fired “for cause.”

        Horwitz attorney Marc A. Perper convinced the Illinois Supreme Court to reverse this decision and force the employer to pay the injured worker his benefits.

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