How much is my workers’ compensation case worth?

Mark Weissburg, a partner and Chicago workers compensation lawyer at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates answers a listener’s question on Free Legal Advice Friday’s: How much is my workers’ compensation case worth? The value of a workers’ compensation case depends on a lot of variables. One of the main ones that I see is medical treatment because…

What Juries Do Not Know – The Truth About Insurance And Trial Lawyers

What Juries Do Not Know 99% of trials in personal injury cases are about insurance.  What juries do not know, is that the true battle is between the injured individual and the insurance carrier who represents an individual or corporation who is being sued.  The jury is led to believe that the Defendant is an individual…

Am I Covered by Workers’ Compensation in Illinois? – Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act

Who Operates Under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act? In order for an injured worker to receive workers’ compensation benefits, the employer must be operating under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act. Three types of employers are “under the Act”: government employers; employers who elect to bring themselves under the Act; and employers who are subject to…

What is a Work Injury in Illinois?

What is an accident? At a fundamental level, an accident is anything that happens without intention or design. This is to say it could be any event that is unanticipated by the person the “accident” happens to. According to Chicago Work Injury attorney, Mark Weissburg, “… in order for an accident to fall under the…

What Are The Changes To The “two Doctor Rule” Under The Workers’ Compensation Act In Illinois?

Changes to the “Two Doctor Rule” under the Illinois Workers Compensation Act Under the “Two Doctor Rule,” if an employer sets up a “Preferred Provider Program,” then the injured worker only has one choice of doctor and the chain of referrals that we spoke about yesterday will stem from this initial doctor. A “Preferred Provider Program”…

What Doctors Can I Go To Under The Workers’ Compensation Act In Illinois?

The Workers’ Compensation Act The Workers’ Compensation Act is a very complex statute that is difficult to understand, and you can be sure that an insurance adjuster will do little or nothing to help you understand it. Under Illinois law, there are some basic rights that you should understand in order to help you better…

If I’m Injured on the Job with No WC Insurance, do I have Rights?

Question: As a laborer, if I’m injured on the job and my employer doesn’t have worker’s compensation insurance, do I have any rights? Attorney, Marc Perper (As published in The Herald News, Ask an Attorney): Absolutely. Last July, legislators passed long-overdue, important changes to the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act.  For the first time, injured employees…

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in Illinois?

Each state has specific policies and procedures related to wrongful death claims, and it is important to understand how your state defines wrongful death, as well as how to go about filing a claim if you believe a family member or loved one’s death was due to the wrongful conduct or actions of another person…

Why are Expert Witnesses Important in Personal Injury Cases?

Personal Injury Importance of Expert Witnesses Expert witnesses are essential in many personal injury cases.  When an issue or dispute is considered too complex for the ordinary juror to understand without the assistance of an expert, Illinois law requires that an expert witness be called to explain the complexities and provide opinions to the jury….