My Employer Has Offered Me Light Duty. What Should I Do?

As a general rule, we recommend that you accept light duty. However, every case is different. Depending on your unique circumstances, it may not be in your best interest to accept light duty. Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates can help you with your workers’ comp light duty case. The legal team of dedicated Chicago workers’ compensation…

Should I allow my employer or their representative to speak to my doctor when I am not present at the time of the conversation?

Mitchell W. Horwitz, a principal partner and head of the workers’ compensation department at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates, and Marc A. Perper, a partner and Chicago work injury attorney at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates, answer a listener’s question on Free Legal Advice Friday’s: Should I allow my employee or my representative to speak to my…

Do I need to report my work injury?

Mitchell W. 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 report my injury at work to my employer? Yes, you should report it.

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

  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….

What is a Work Accident?

  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…

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…

Can My Employer Send Me to a Company Doctor for Evaluation?

Question: Can my employer send me to a company doctor for evaluation?

What Treatment is Covered Under Workers Compensation in Illinois?

What Treatment is Covered in Illinois Under the Workers’ Compensation Act? Under Illinois law, employers are required to provide workers’ compensation insurance for almost all employees – exceptions being sole proprietors, business partners, corporate officers and some members of limited liability companies have the option of exempting themselves.

What is Temporary Total Disability Under the Workers Compensation Act in Illinois?

What is Temporary Total Disability? Temporary Total Disability (TTD) is a weekly benefit that is two-thirds of your average weekly wage (AWW), granted it is within the minimums and maximums that are stated by the Illinois Workers Compensation Commission. These minimums and maximums can be found at:http://www.iwcc.il.gov/benefits.htm. Like all benefits under the Workers’ Compensation Act,…

What Doctors Can I Go To Under the Workers’ Compensation Act in Illinois?

If you were injured at work, you should always ask, “What doctor can I go to under workers’ compensation in Illinois?”  Below, we cover some of the key things you need to know before making your way to a doctor for your work-related injury. It is always a good idea to consult with an experienced…