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        Horwitz Horwitz & Associates Ranked in 2019 “Best Law Firms”

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        Horwitz Horwitz & Associates ranked in 2019 “Best Law Firms”

        Chicago, IL, United States, September 12, 2018 — U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers, for the eighth consecutive year, announce the “Best Law Firms” rankings.

        Horwitz Horwitz & Associates has been ranked in the 2019 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list and regionally in 2 practice areas.

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        Clifford W. Horwitz Receives 2017 JVR Trial Lawyer Excellence Award

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        Clifford W. Horwitz Receives 2017 JVR Trial Lawyer Excellence Award

        On October 26, 2017, nearly 300 trial attorneys and Illinois judges attended the 8th Annual Awards for Trial Lawyer Excellence hosted by the Jury Verdict Reporter, a division of Law Bulletin Media. The by-invitation-only event at the Peninsula Chicago recognized the outstanding achievements of 30 professions from sides of the trial bar in civil litigation. Only three defense attorneys and two plaintiff’s attorneys in the entire state of Illinois were recognized for their individual body of work, among those individuals honored was Clifford W. Horwitz. In addition, superior outcomes and record verdicts achieved by individuals and teams of trial lawyers from both the plaintiff and defense bars were recognized.

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        Horwitz Horwitz & Associates Ranked in 2018 “Best Law Firms”

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        Horwitz Horwitz & Associates ranked in 2018 “Best Law Firms”

        Chicago, IL, United States, November 1, 2017 — U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers, for the eighth consecutive year, announce the “Best Law Firms” rankings.

        Horwitz Horwitz & Associates has been ranked in the 2018 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list and regionally in 2 practice areas.

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        Work Injuries and Third Party Claims

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        Jay R. Luchsinger, a partner and personal injury attorney at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates answers a listener’s question on Free Legal Advice Friday’s:

        When can there be a third party claim in a construction case?

        Well, in a construction injury case under Illinois law, if you’re say working for subcontractor A you are not allowed to sue you’re employer if you get injured on the job.

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        What Benefits Am I Entitled to Under Workers’ Compensation?

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        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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        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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        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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        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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        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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        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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        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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