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        Over 600,000 Playground Injuries in 2012

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        In 2012, more than 600,000 children were injured at playgrounds, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. This included about 210,000 children hurt on monkey bars or other climbing structures, more than 151,000 injured on swing sets, more than 125,000 injured on slides, more than 10,000 hurt on seesaws or teeterboards and 56,000 injured on other playground equipment.

        The warm summer months in Illinois open doors to numerous activities that are not normally available during the colder months of the year. With children out of school for summer break, the playground becomes a go to spot for families and children looking to enjoy the sunshine and all the activities the playground has to offer.

        The National Program for Playground Safety (NPPS) devised a Summer Safety Checklist to ensure a fun, but safe summer at the playground:

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        LeadingLawyers – Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates

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        Leading Lawyers Magazine

        Since 1924, the Horwitz family of distinguished trial attorneys has continued a tradition begun by grandfather Jacob W. Horwitz, and then his son Andrew J. Horwitz, representing individuals against corporate wrongdoers and insurance companies who routinely attempt to take advantage of those who have been injured. Clifford and Mitchell Horwitz are third-generation trial lawyers who continue that tradition. Horwitz, Horwitz and Associates has never represented corporate interests and never will.

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        How Much is Personal Injury Case Worth?

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        Personal Injury

        Illinois Accident Lawyer

        In Illinois, an injured person can receive compensation if it can be proven that the person or corporation who caused the accident was negligent or careless, and contributed to the cause of injury.

        Value of Personal Injury Case

        The value of a case is unique to each case. To determine the value of any case, there are multiple factors that need to be addressed. The attorney must evaluate the compensation that a jury might award for:

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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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        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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        Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Announces Recipients of Amicus Volunteer Award

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        The Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA) is pleased to announce the recipients of the WilliamJ. Harte Amicus Volunteer Award for 2011. These individuals are recognized for their dedicated volunteer service and professional efforts on behalf of the ITLA Amicus Curiae Committee in preparing legal briefs before the Illinois Supreme and Appellate Courts during the past twelve months.

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        Leaders Unite Against Wal-Mart Policies

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        Last month in Chicago, union and labor representatives joined political and faith-based community leaders in a first of its kind forum to discuss the alleged unfair labor practices and policies of America’s #1 private employer, Wal-Mart.

        Wal-Mart’s ability to battle back against its critics is the most successful corporate campaign of divide and conquer — laborers against consumers. Hosted by the Illinois State Labor Press Association, proponents of fair employment practices and living wage agreements hope to turn the tide in a public arena. A complete audio capture of the landmark event can be found on-line at http://www.outreachradioonline.com, which was sponsored by Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates, LTD.

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        The House that Terror (and Your Tax Dollars) Built – Senior Neglect and Abuse

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        Senior Neglect and Abuse More the Norm, Not the Exception

        The nightmare of senior neglect and abuse is real for the defenseless. Tens of thousands suffer physical and emotional abuse, abandonment and neglect. They face life-threatening infection (sepsis) from sores left unattended in a pool of human waste, and are intentionally over-sedated through the use of psychotropic drugs as a means to silence their despair, confusion and agony. In a great many cases, these are the conditions paid for in full by your tax dollars. It is a climate of terror in which institutional administrators and corporate leaders of long-term care facilities (nursing homes) profit enormously, while ignoring federal and state law without shame or fear of prosecution.

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