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        Determining Damages in Back Injury Claims

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        Back injuries are far more common than many people realize. According to the United States Department of Labor, there were more than 170,000 worker’s compensation cases involving back injuries in 2013. If you include statistics related to other back injury causes, including car accidents and slips and falls, the number is significantly higher.

        Back injuries can be debilitating, and they are often expensive to treat. Due to the complicated nature of back injuries, every claim is unique and will be handled differently.

        Here are two ways that a jury may establish the value of your back injury claim:

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        How Long is My Case Going to Take?

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        When someone has suffered a serious personal injury, their lives and that of their entire family are affected. In addition to the difficulties often associated with recovery from the injury itself, normal work and family routines are often interrupted adding to the burden.

        You want and need answers as medical bills and lost wages mount.

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        How Much is My Case Worth?

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        How Much Is My Case Worth?

        During an initial consultation, we’re often asked, “How much is my case worth?”

        Each and every case is considered on its merit, first and foremost.

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        Depression After a Serious Injury

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        Depression often invades the life of someone who has been seriously injured, especially for those who face months or years of care to recover. Control over physical pain and function, their finances, their daily life and their future often seems to have disappeared.

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        Injury Lawyer News: Construction Worker Falls From Roof

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        Construction Injuries

        Falls have long held the top spot as the most common cause of construction injuriesEquipment World argues that they are also the most preventable type of accident. In fact, most falls could be averted by using proper railings, harnesses and other safety equipment.

        The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) often cites employers who fail to take the proper precautions. Now, the agency is organizing a Fall Prevention Campaign, designed to spread awareness about the issue.

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        Chicago Injury Lawyer News: 3 Most Common Causes of Construction Accidents

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        Construction Workplace Injuries

        For most employees, construction accidents mean a few weeks of recovery and a return to light-duty. Injuries don’t often pose a serious problem for them. However, for construction workers, an injury can be utterly devastating for them, as well as any family members relying on them.

        For these workers, their livelihood depends on their physical abilities, and most construction sites don’t have a light-duty option. A fall or a heavy machinery accident can end a construction career.

        If you’ve suffered an injury while working at a construction site, we can help you seek the compensation you need to keep your family afloat while you recover. Whether your situation warrants workers’ compensation or a civil lawsuit, you can count on an injury attorney from Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates to provide excellent legal advice.

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        Work Zone Safety Month in Illinois

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        Jury Verdict Awards - Chicago Injury Lawyers

        Horwitz Trial Team Receives 2013 “Trial Lawyer Excellence Award” from the Jury Verdict Reporter for Record-Setting $64 Million Verdict

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        CHICAGO. October 16, 2013 – The Cook County Jury Verdict awarded Clifford Horwitz, Jay Luchsinger and Michael Carter the prestigious Trial Lawyer Excellence award at the 2013 Jury Verdict Reporter Awards Ceremony.

        The JVR awards are presented annually by the Jury Verdict Reporter, a division of Law Bulletin Publishing Company, and recognize trial lawyers for their successful representation of clients.

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        September is Pain Awareness Month

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        September is designated as National Pain Awareness Month. The purpose of Pain Awareness Month is to bring attention to the very real physical suffering of an estimated 75 million Americans and to highlight the need for research and new, innovative treatment options. Pain touches everyone at one time or another. Pain does not discriminate; however, its treatment does. For many, pain goes away on its own or after a short course of treatment. But for others, pain becomes all-consuming, affecting every aspect of their lives. Here at Horwitz Horwitz and Associates we recognize the many clients who have been injured on the job or who have been in an accident and now experience pain every day.

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        NFL Agrees to Pay $765 Million Suit Regarding Neurological Injuries

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        “This is a historic agreement, one that will make sure that former NFL players who need and deserve compensation will receive it, and that will promote safety for players at all levels of football.,” said former United States District Judge Layn Phillips, the court-appointed mediator in the concussion related lawsuits brought on by more than 4,500 retired football players against the National Football League and others.

        The agreement effectively ends the litigation against the NFL and NFL related services that provide medical and other benefits like compensation to injured players and their families who qualify.  The agreement calls for the NFL and related services to provide $765 million for medical benefits and injury compensation for retired NFL football players, fund medical and safety research, and cover litigation expenses.

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