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        What Should I Expect from My Attorney?

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        Jay R. Luchsinger, a partner and lead trial attorney at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates answers a listener’s question on Free Legal Advice Friday’s: What should I expect from my attorney? Well, you should expect someone who works for you.

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        How Do I Know if the Insurance Company’s Offer is Fair?

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        Wayne L. Newman, a partner and workers’ compensation attorney at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates answers a listener’s question on Free Legal Advice Friday’s: The insurance company is offering to settle my case, but I’m not sure if their offer is fair? How do I know? You don’t know, and that’s the problem.

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        Should I sign the papers my insurance company asks me to sign after I am injured?

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        Mitchell 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 sign the papers the insurance company asks me to sign after I am injured? It is our recommendation that you should not sign any papers that an insurance…

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        What’s the first thing I should do when I get hurt?

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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: What’s the first thing I should do when I get hurt? The first thing you should do is go to a doctor or the hospital. Immediately. Report it immediately AND be accurate…

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        What Happens if I Can’t Go Back to My Old Job?

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        Vocational rehabilitation and training By Mark Weissburg Many clients come to me with the question, “what happens if my injury prevents me from going back to my old job? How will I support my family? Am I going to lose everything?” Fortunately, we live in a state where the rights of workers are respected. Illinois…

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        A Company Physician v. Personal Physician When Injured On-the-Job

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        A common theme to many of the questions we’re asked by injured workers involves the treatment and diagnosis provided by a company physician. The situation is frequently as follows: a worker is injured and reports to his supervisor, who recommends an exam by the company physician. The company physician may be on the worksite full…

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        What is a Work Accident?

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        Understanding what is and isn’t covered by Workers’ Compensation By Mark Weissburg What’s an accident? This might sound like a silly question, but it’s actually the subject of a great deal of case law. At the most basic level, the term “accident” encompasses anything that happens without design. It can also refer to an event…

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

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        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…

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        Tradesmen and Cancer; the Benzene Effect

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        Benzene causes cancer; a fact supported by decades of in-depth, documented research. Despite our understanding of it’s danger in the workplace, the following continues to be true: Benzene is the number one cause of Leukemia, responsible for an estimated 10,000 deaths by exposure annually. An estimated half-million workers are needlessly exposed to benzene annually, either…

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

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        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…

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