Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Horwitz Horwitz & Associates - Nursing Home Care Shouldn't Hurt: Nursing Home Staff

Horwitz Horwitz & Associates - Nursing Home Care Shouldn't Hurt: Nursing Home Staff: Read full Chicago Tribune article here: Level of Nurse Staffing At least one adequate measure for evaluating the quality of care provid...

Testimonial Tuesday!

"I'm a local 4 laborer. I was lifting a generator on a subway job during the night shift and I hurt my back very badly. I didn't want to hire an attorney becasue I didn't think I needed one. After I couldn't work and my benefits got cut off, I called Horwitz. They did such a great job! They did everything for me from the beginning. They filed emergency files and they worked hard to get me my benefits and money to pay my bills. Cass and Mitch were so nice and I encourage my fiends who have been injured to meet with Mitch Horwitz"

If you have been injured on the job, please contact our office today so we can get started on your case.

Friday, March 22, 2013

FAQ Friday! Filing a Claim II

How much time do I have after my injury to file a claim?

In most cases, your claim must be filed at the Worker's Compensation Commission within three years of the date of the accident or within two years of the last payment of compensation, whichever is longer. In occupational disease cases, the time limit varies depending on the type of disease that you have been exposed to.

For more information about filing a claim or if you have any questions about your injury, Please call 800-594-7433 or go to our website.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Attorney Spotlight - Former Local 1 Ironworker, Jay Luchsinger

Primary Practice Focus: Personal Injury; Industrial and Construction Injury

When asked to describe how he sees the mission of the Horwitz firm and its commitment to serving the interests of working men and women, Jay Luchsinger stated that he likes to think about what another Illinois lawyer, Abraham Lincoln, had to say about American workers. According to Jay, Mr. Lincoln summed it up best when he said:
All that serves labor serves the Nation.
All that harms is treason.
If a man tells you he loves America,
Yet hates labor, he is a liar.
If a man tells you he trusts America,
Yet fears labor, he is a fool.
There is no America without labor.
And to fleece the one is to rob the other.
Whether it is winning an $11 million verdict for a disabled plumber, a $3.8 million verdict for a laborer injured by a poorly maintained piece of physical therapy equipment, or a $5 million settlement for an operating engineer who fell from an unsafe excavation vehicle, Jay Luchsinger has consistently shown himself to be one of the most effective and successful trial lawyers in the state. In over 20 years with Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates, the trial team of Jay Luchsinger and Cliff Horwitz has won numerous record-setting jury verdicts and settlements, amounting to many scores of millions of dollars in awards for our clients. 
Jay has also argued successfully before the Illinois Supreme Court and numerous appellate courts in Illinois and Wisconsin. Jay has consistently demonstrated a deep understanding for the needs and concerns of the working men and women the Horwitz firm proudly represents. Jay also possesses extensive expertise regarding the customs, practices and workings of industrial and construction worksites. 
This is not surprising. Jay is himself a third-generation, journeyman structural ironworker and a 35-year member of Ironworkers Local #1 in Chicago. For 15 years Jay worked as an ironworker helping build mines, mills, factories, bridges, schools and high-rises in Chicago, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Colorado. While in law school in the 1980s, Jay spent his days “walking the iron” on steel beams many stories above the Chicago streets erecting skyscrapers, and his nights attending classes at John Marshall Law School. A United States Army veteran, Jay also used his GI-bill benefits to earn a master’s degree in American history from the University of Wisconsin. Jay brings his extensive knowledge, experience, work ethic and passion to every case he works on. As a result Jay Luchsinger, like the other lawyers at our firm, continues to help deliver full civil justice to the injured working men and women that the Horwitz firm is so privileged to represent.
See jay in action at the Supreme Court!

If you have a question for Jay please call us today at 800-594-7433 or visit our website

Thursday, March 7, 2013

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Please contact us if you have a question about personal injury, workers comp or nursing home abuse and neglect. Your question is totally confidential and will be answered quickly!

Friday, March 1, 2013

FAQ Friday!! Filing a Claim I

What Does "Filing a Claim" Mean?

"Filing a claim" means preparing and filing certain legal documents with the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission.

The mere fact that you have reported your injury to your employer or signed a written accident report does not mean that you have "filed"  your claim with the necessarily agency /commission.

If you are represented by an attorney, as most leading authorities advise, your attorney can assist you with a claim form and the necessary documentation.

For more information or if you have questions about your injury, please contact us today or call 800-594-7433