When To Hire a Workers’ Comp Lawyer

If you or a loved one have sustained a work injury in Illinois, you should be able to count on workers’ compensation insurance to help cover your expenses and lost wages. It is important to know your rights under the Illinois workers’ compensation laws because there are times when claims are wrongfully denied by employers…

Can an employee receive workers compensation in Illinois after getting COVID-19?

The short answer is yes. Workers who contract the coronavirus, COVID-19 (formally referred to as SARS-CoV-2), as a result of their employment may be able to receive benefits under the Illinois Workers Compensation Act. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with COVID-19, tested positive for COVID-19, or tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies,…

Can I get Laid Off While on Workers’ Comp?

The question of whether an employer can fire somebody while they are on workers’ compensation touches on various concepts of employment law. Specifically, this question crosses a worker’s rights concerning what happens after they are injured on-the-job with an employer’s right to terminate somebody from their position. The answer is, yes, a person can be…

How Much is My Workmans’ Comp Case Worth? Illinois Case Worth & Settlement Guide

There are multiple variables that go into the equation in determining how much your workers’ compensation case is worth under the Illinois Workers Compensation Act. These questions should help you get in the right mindset when evaluating your case: How much time were you off work? What kind of treatment(s) did you receive? Are you able to return…

Should I Settle My Illinois Workers’ Comp Case?

If you get injured at work, you should be able to count on workers’ compensation insurance to cover your medical bills, lost income, and potential disability payments. However, these cases can become incredibly complicated. If you have an ongoing workers’ compensation claim, you may be considering settling the case. At Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates, our…

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…

Should I Allow My Employer to Speak to My Doctor If I’m Not There?

What occurs is that they will try to speak to the doctor when your not there, they will try to get the doctor to agree to things that is not in your best interest. And so, things will happen outside your presence and it could drive a wedge between you and your doctor. They really…

Why Does My Employer Need to Investigate My Work Injury?

If you are hurt on the job, your employer may owe you a substantial amount of money. That being disability benefits and your medical bills – 100%. So, they have a right to investigate the injury.

Should I Report My Injury at Work to My Employer?

Yes, you should report it. You should report it to your boss, your foreman, your superintendent, general superintendent, or somebody in management human resources. You should report it.

Is There Anything I Should Do to Help My Injury Case?

Michael T. Wierzbicki, a partner and trial attorney at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates answers a listener’s question on Free Legal Advice Friday’s: Is there anything I should do to help my case? There’s a couple things you should to help your case right at the start.