The Consumer Law attorneys at Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates understand that while “buyer beware” may indeed be a good policy, consumers, borrowers and business people must be protected against fraud, unfair methods of competition, and unfair or deceptive acts or practices.
Supported by some of the state’s most recognized attorneys for their work on behalf of consumers, our teams conduct preliminary investigations, and through discovery and the litigation process, defend or prosecute actions based on the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Practices Act, breach of warranty or contract, and the transaction statutes of the State of Illinois.
Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates also works closely with ConsumerAffairs.com, a leading consumer advocacy website providing important information and warnings to the consumer public about specific products, practices and companies of concern.
Whom Should I Notify? Should The Notice Be in Writing?
You should notify a person in a position of authority, such as a supervisor, foreman, safety director, dispatcher, personnel director, owner, corporate officer, company nurse, plan physician, or other member of management.
Oral notice is allowed, but it is to your advantage to fill out a written accident report. Otherwise, it is possible that your employer may later deny that you gave oral notice of your injury.
NOTE: It is very important that you request a copy of your written notice at the time of completion and submission. You should keep a file of ALL communication regarding your work-related injury or disease, including the names and dates of any insurance company nurse who contacts you.
For questions or if you need a free consultation, please contact us today or call 800-594-7433.