No Need to Reform Workers’ Compensation When Insurers Stack the Deck (and Profits)

When the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act was amended in 2011, workers’ rights were slashed, and doctors and hospitals were told to take a pay cut.  The only people who walked away happy were the insurance companies.  Five years later, Gov. Bruce Rauner is seeking to further reduce workers’ rights and benefits. The Illinois Policy Institute,…

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…

Man of Steel – Ironworker and Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer, Jay Luchsinger

*Note: This story originally appeared in the June 23, 2014 issue of the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. Man of steel Ironworker represents his union brethren as plaintiffs in personal injury cases By Jack Silverstein Law Bulletin staff writer Jay R. Luchsinger knew he was ready to start his law career the moment he was nearly…

Horwitz Recovers Record $5.745 million Jury Verdict for Local 10 Carpenter

Experienced Chicago Personal Injury Lawyers Chicago personal injury lawyers (from left to right: Jay Luchsinger, Clifford Horwitz, and Michael Carter from Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates) at the Jury Verdict Reporter Trial Lawyer Excellence Awards in 2013 where they received the award for the largest non-death compensatory personal injury verdict in Illinois history. The Prime Contractor Claimed…

Fraud Puts Union Pension Funds at Risk

Union Pension Funds and Fraud Corporate Misconduct and Fraud Union pension funds have continued to suffer unnecessary losses due to corporate fraud and mismanagement. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), whose job it is to monitor publicly traded companies and, when necessary, prosecute actions for fraud, has proven less than effective at being able to…

Leaders Unite Against Wal-Mart Policies

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 —…