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. Firms included in the 2018 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive…

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. Firms included in the 2018 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive…

Practice Tips: Cross Examination of a Safety Expert

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…

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…

Five Horwitz Horwitz & Associates Attorneys Named to 2017 Best Lawyers® List

Chicago, IL, United States — Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates is pleased to announce that five lawyers have been named to the 2017 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. Best Lawyers has published their list for over three decades, earning the respect of the profession, the…

Strict Limits on Attorney Fees, Now Overturned, Stand Out Among States

Marc A. Perper, a partner and Chicago workers’ compensation attorney at Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates, was asked to explain the difference between the statutory fee structure in Illinois and the statutory fee structure in Florida following a Florida Supreme Court decision. The Florida Supreme Court recently declared that the statutory caps on claimants’ attorney fees in…

Chicago Injury Attorney, Thomas A. Kelliher, Argues Before the Illinois Supreme Court

On May 11, 2016, Thomas A. Kelliher, an injury attorney from Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates argued on behalf of plaintiff appellant, Ronald Bayer, before the Illinois Supreme Court. The case, Ronald Bayer v. Panduit Corporation brought an issue before the Illinois Supreme Court: whether the 3rd party defendant in the matter, Area Erectors, owes an…

Mitchell W. Horwitz Presents at the Illinois State Apprenticeship Conference

The Illinois State Apprenticeship Conference wrapped up last week. In attendance were numerous union locals and their members. Mitchell W. Horwitz was asked to speak at the conference on the topic of workplace injuries due to his extensive knowledge on injured workers’ rights and Illinois workers’ compensation laws. Unfortunately, the trades account for a large percentage of work-related injuries…

105 Years of Workers’ Compensation in Illinois

105 Years of Workers’ Compensation By Marc A. Perper The year 2016 marks the 105th anniversary of the enactment of the first Workers’ Compensation law in the United States. Wisconsin passed the first work comp legislation, followed by Illinois the same year. A centennial commission was established to commemorate the 100th anniversary of work comp in…