Free Legal Advice Fridays

3 Steps To Take If You Suffer A Work InjuryIf an injury occurs, you need to inform your boss, your doctor and your lawyer.
How Am I Supposed To Take Care Of My Family While I Am Off Work?The point of worker's compensation is to get benefits. If the case is disputed, there could be other means of recourse.
Reporting A Work InjuryIndividuals should know how to exercise their rights and get the medical care and compensation that they often desperately need.
Is What I Tell The Doctor About The Accident Important?What you tell the doctor after an accident is critical as it pertains to an injury case.
Are You Covered By Workers' Compensation?If you become employed at a new job, it is critically important to know that your employer is operating “under the Act.”
I Was Hit By A Truck But Am Partially At Fault -- Is There Anything I Can Do?You can recover damages via comparative negligence, even if you don't get compensation for costs.
What Damages Am I Entitled To By Law For My Injury Case?What damages are you entitled to by law for your injury case? You're entitled to your medical costs and lost wages, as Free Legal Fridays on WBBM Newsradio explains.
How Many Doctors Can I See After I Am Hurt At Work?Illinois has what's called a two-doctor rule, which means you can choose two doctors of your own that the employer must pay for.
How Many Doctors Can I See After I Am Hurt At Work?How many doctors can I see after I am hurt at work? Illinois has what's called a two-doctor rule. Here the full explanation of it on Free Legal Fridays on WBBM Newsradio.
Should I Hire An Attorney For My Work Injury?Should I hire an attorney for my work injury? About 85 percent of those who file worker's comp claims do so with an attorney's assistance, and there are great benefits of having someone on your side who knows every small rule and detail. Find out more on Free Legal Fridays on WBBM Newsradio.
Will My Employer Know If I Talk To An Attorney? Can I Get Fired For Talking To An Attorney?Will my employer know if I talk to an attorney? Can I get fired for talking to an attorney? Your attorney is actually going to be dealing with the attorney of the insurance company, not the employer. What's important is when you tell them you got injured. Find out more on Free Legal Fridays on WBBM Newsradio.
The Most Important Things To Do Following A Work InjuryWhat is the most important thing to do following a work injury? According to Tyler D. Berberich, a workers compensation lawyer with Horwitz, Horwitz and Associates, there are a couple of very important things to do, from reporting your injury to your employer to seeking medical treatment. Hear Berberich’s full explanation on the latest edition of Free Legal Fridays on WBBM Newsradio.
Can You Resolve A Case Without An Attorney?If an insurance adjuster says you can resolve a case without an attorney, should you? Thomas A. Kelliher, a personal injury lawyer with Horwitz, Horwitz and Associates, explains an insurance company’s motivations and whether you should take their advice. Hear his full answer on the latest edition of Free Legal Fridays on WBBM Newsradio.
How To Report Your Accident To Your EmployerHow should you report your accident to your employer? According to Wayne L. Newman, a workers compensation lawyer with Horwitz, Horwitz and Associates, you can give oral or written notice of your accident in Illinois. Hear Newman explain what it takes to have a compensable claim on the latest edition of Free Legal Fridays on WBBM Newsradio.
Is There Anything I Should Do To Help My Injury Case?There are a couple things you can do to help your injury case, says Michael T. Wierzbicki, a personal injury lawyer Horwitz, Horwitz and Associates. “The most important thing to do is to take care of yourself,” Wierzbicki says. Hear Wierzbicki’s full advice on the latest edition of Free Legal Fridays on WBBM Newsradio.
Work Injuries And Third Party ClaimsWhen can there be a third party claim in a construction case? “If there’s a third party whose negligence is a cause of your injury, you may have a viable claim…” explains Jay R. Luchsinger, a workers’ compensation lawyer with Horwitz, Horwitz and Associates. Hear Luchsinger’s full answer on WBBM Newsradio’s latest Free Legal Fridays.
What Benefits Am I Entitled To Under Workers' Compensation?What benefits are you entitled to under workers’ compensation? Tyler D. Berberich, a workers’ compensation lawyer with Horwitz, Horwitz and Associates, lays out the basic benefits of workers’ compensation on WBBM Newsradio’s latest Free Legal Fridays.
I was involved in an auto accident and none of the airbags deployed. Advice?I was recently involved in an auto accident. It was a head-on collision. I was turning and I was hit on the left side front of the vehicle. The other driver was traveling around 60 mph. I was knocked unconscious and sustained injuries to my neck and other areas. The vehicle is equipped with a number of airbags and not one of them deployed. Can you advise me what my legal rights might be in a case like this?
I Slipped On Ice In A Parking Lot, Do I Have A Case?Who’s responsible when you slip on ice in a parking lot? Michael A. Silverman, a personal injury lawyer with Horwitz, Horwitz and Associates, explains the conditions that would determine if you have a case against the property owner. Hear Silverman’s response on the latest edition of Free Legal Fridays on WBBM Newsradio.
How much is my workers’ compensation case worth?What’s the value of a workers’ compensation case? According to Mark Weissburg, a workers compensation lawyer with Horwitz, Horwitz and Associates, the value depends on a lot of variables. Hear Weissburg list those variables on the latest edition of Free Legal Fridays on WBBM Newsradio.
I was injured at work and at the moment, my claim is being processed while I wait for surgery. Should I give things time to play out before considering an attorney?If you’ve been injured seriously enough to require surgery, consulting with an attorney is always recommended. An initial consultation is usually free (our office always offers a free consultation), and an attorney can offer you protection against the many problems that can arise in Workers’ Compensation Case.
Does using an attorney bring any value to my case?Do you need an attorney? Clifford W. Horwitz, a personal injury lawyer with Horwitz, Horwitz and Associates, says you should have an attorney for cases worth more than $10,000. Hear Horwitz elaborate, and attorney Jay R. Luchsinger speak about the worth of a case, on Free Legal Fridays on WBBM Newsradio.
You’ve mentioned the need to access a family member’s medical record in a nursing home several times, but my mother’s facility seems hesitant to allow it. Is there a law I can cite?Absolutely, and it’s a law that skilled nursing homes and long-term care facilities are VERY familiar with.
My Employer Has Offered Me Light Duty, What Should I Do?If you are unable to work, your employer can owe you two thirds of your pay, or disability pay. If your employer offers you light duty it is Horwitz Horwitz & Associates' recommendation that you attempt light duty. When light duty is offered, your weekly disability pay is going to stop and if you do not accept light duty, you can be fired for cause. If you are unclear about the safety of light duty, Horwitz Horwitz & Associates suggests that you contact an attorney for better clarity.
What do I need to look out for with my workers’ compensation claim?Things can be going perfectly well with your <strong>Workers’ Compensation</strong> case. Then, treatment is being denied, bills aren’t being paid, and your Temporary Total Disability is totally cut off. There are several red flags that will pop up before these things happen, and you need to know how to recognize them. That way, you can sometimes avoid or at least anticipate these problems and plan accordingly.
Free Legal Advice: Should I allow my employer or their representative to speak to my doctor when I am not present at the time of the conversation?Does your employer or their insurance company have a legal right to a written statement when you’re injured? No, says Marc A. Perper, a workers compensation lawyer with Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates. Hear Perper’s full advice on the latest edition of Free Legal Fridays on WBBM Newsradio.
I was rear-ended and the other driver was issued a ticket. I was injured... What can I do?I was rear-ended and the other driver was issued a ticket. I was injured, I immediately felt pain in my neck and down my right arm. Since the accident I have had surgery, physical therapy, and currently take medication for pain and stiffness. The doctors I have seen all say the accident didn’t cause my condition, rather the accident aggravated it. I did not know I had any condition until I was rear-ended. The other driver’s insurance is minimal, and will not be enough to cover my medical bills. I have a good underinsured motorist policy, but my insurance is denying me those benefits claiming I had a pre-existing condition. What can I do?
If You’re Injured At Work, Should You Report It To Your Employer?Mitchell W. Horwitz and Marc A. Perper, workers compensation lawyers with Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates, answer this question in the latest edition of Free Legal Fridays on WBBM Newsradio. Horwitz and Perper don’t only answer whether an individual should report an on-the-job injury, but explain the nuances behind their answers in relation to Illinois law.
Worker’s Compensation And Your Right To “Temporary Total Disability”A common question we are asked is what is temporary total disability?
Should I Give A Recorded Statement To The Insurance Company?Free Legal Fridays is back on WBBM Newsradio. This week, Clifford W. Horwitz, lead trial lawyer with Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates, and Marc A. Perper, a workers compensation lawyer, use their decades of experience to answer listener questions. Their discussions revolve around recorded statements – should you give one to an insurance company after an auto accident or work injury?

Watch & Listen LIVE