Free Legal Advice Fridays

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?
Worker’s Comp Settlement ExplanationOn a workers comp settlement offer I received for a L4/L5 herniated disc surgery, they refer to a “17% man as whole (85 weeks).” What does this mean and how do they come up with this amount?
What determines the value of my personal injury case?This week Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates discuss the importance of using an attorney. Clifford Horwitz outlines the the value of having quality representation and how it would be a likely game-changer for your case.
I was bitten by a dog, do I have a claim?Michael Silverman, a personal injury lawyer with Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates, uses his years of experience to answer listener questions. Michael Silverman discusses what an individual should do if you've found yourself in an accident with someone who does not have insurance.
How Much Is My Personal Injury Case Worth?As every case is different, there is no easy way to determine the value of a case without fully understanding all the components involved.
I was injured on the job and my disability payments have suddenly stopped without notice, what can I do?Tyler Berberich, a workers compensation lawyer with Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates, answer listener questions. Berberich discusses what an individual should do after a workers compensation case, how you should interact with your employer, settlements vs litigation, and more.
Workers’ Compensation And Your Right To Medical TreatmentIf you’ve been injured, you deserve to get the best medical care available. In Illinois, we are very fortunate that injured workers are allowed to choose their own doctors.
I'm not happy with the insurance company's offer to settle my case, what are the next steps?For additional information or to schedule a consultation, please visit horwitzlaw.com today.
What are signs and symptoms of neglect that I should look out for when I visit my mother in her nursing home?A common question we are asked from people with loved ones in long-term care facilities (nursing homes) is, “What are the signs and symptoms of nursing home abuse and neglect?”
What type of medical benefits am I entitled to after I'm injured?Marc A. Perper, a workers compensation lawyer with Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates, uses his 31 years of experience to answer listener questions.
Do I Have to Notify My Employer of My Work Accident?A common question we are asked from people injured at work is, “Do I have to notify my employer when I am injured at work?”
I was hit by a semi-truck, who's responsible? Is it the employer or the employee?Michael Wierzbicki, a trial lawyer with Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates, uses his 16 years of experience to answer listener questions. Wierzbicki answers questions pertaining to who’s responsible when you’re hit by a semi truck.
How Much is My Illinois Workers Compensation Case Worth?A common question we are asked from people injured at work is, “How much is my workers’ compensation claim worth?”
How much is my workers' compensation case worth?This week, Mark Weissburg, a workers compensation lawyer with Horwitz, Horwitz and Associates, lent his 20 years of expertise to Free Legal Fridays. Weissburg answered a mix of listener questions, giving advice on: whether you can get fired for talking to an attorney, whether you should see a company doctor, whether workers compensation covers medical expenses, and more.
How Much is My Personal Injury Case Worth?One of the most common questions we are asked during an initial free consultation is, “How much is my personal injury case worth?” It is difficult to answer such a question armed only with limited information from a one-hour consultation. To determine the value of a personal injury case, an attorney must evaluate the compensation that a jury might award for: pain and suffering, loss of a normal life, past and future medical bills, lost wages and pension, disfigurement, and if the client contributed to the negligence.

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