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        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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        The Yamaha (Rollover) Rhino: UTV or DTV (Death Trap Vehicle)

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        Yamaha Rhino (Rollover) Dangers

        Most people see the popular and sporty Yamaha Rhino, a UTV (Utility Terrain Vehicle) with its supped up bucket seats, a steering wheel instead of handlebars and sturdy roll cage, and instantly get visions of off-road family fun.

        But for hundreds of individuals and families across the country, the Rhino is a stark reminder of corporate negligence, allegedly responsible for catastrophic rollover crush injuries, amputations and tragic deaths…all preventable.

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        Rating Insurance Carriers

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        President-elect Barack Obama inspired a nation to act as one voice; to collectively gather on the ground and in cyberspace so that the ultimate promise of a new direction became more than political rhetoric.  A new and undeniable mandate by an engaged people was born; a collective movement, which can and should be used to create change at the state level regarding the out-of-control insurance industry.

        The issues hurting Illinois consumers — who are required by law to maintain insurance coverage for personal property liability — are two fold; expensive, unregulated premiums and delay in payment tactics that await them when a claim is submitted.

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