Mitchell Horwitz’s Answers

Mitchell Horwitz

Joliet Workers' Compensation Lawyer.

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  1. Have a workman's comp case that is ready to close on my knee after 3 surgeries in the past 2 years how much should i settle for?

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    2. Joseph Andrew Brabender IV
    3. Robert H. Hanaford
    4. Jason Todd Studinski
    5. Sean M. Dormer
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    The main questions to determine the value of the case deal with your earning capacity before and after the accident, any type of permanent difficulties you have with the knee, any permanent physical restrictions, your needs for future medical treatment over your life, your education, your skills before the accident.

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  2. Can worker's comp case manager change my goals from returning back to full duty to something else?

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    2. Peter Vlantis
    3. Mitchell Horwitz
    4. Paul Anthony Coghlan
    5. Jason Andrew Marker
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    The case manager should not be speaking with your medical provider. You are entitled to all treatment necessary to cure your condition that is reasonable and necessary. Suggest you speak to a lawyer. Depending on your injury you may be entitled to vocational rehabilitation.

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  3. I fell at work getting out of a chair. I'm being denied workman comp. Is there any way to fight this?

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Leonardo Morales Jr.
    2. Chen Kasher
    3. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    4. Mitchell Horwitz
    5. Jason Andrew Marker
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    Getting up from sitting is traditionally denied by the employer. Get a lawyer, no tape recordings, no signed statements. There is not much else to say. Maybe your case can be salvaged depending in the facts.

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  4. Workers comp insurance carrier

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Jonathan Paul Crannell
    2. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    3. Judy A. Goldstein
    4. Charles Joseph Michael Candiano
    5. Mitchell Horwitz
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    I agree. File a motion and set it for trial.

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  5. Does my son have a case for Workers' Comp? Or, personal injury?

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    2. Chen Kasher
    3. Robert H. Hanaford
    4. Leonardo Morales Jr.
    5. Jason Andrew Marker
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    Advice to your son: Speak to a lawyer that concentrates in injury cases so all options can be evaluated. It may be work comp. The consult should be free.

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  6. I was two years ago, I was given permanent restriction when my doctor released me.....

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    2. Mitchell Horwitz
    3. Bruce E. Burdick
    4. Charles Joseph Michael Candiano
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    If you return to work full duty it could affect your claim for lost wages in your WC and third party case. It is best to consult with you lawyer.

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  7. Do I qualify for short term disability after settling my workman's comp claim?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Mitchell Horwitz
    2. Charles Joseph Michael Candiano
    3. Gary A. Newland
    4. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
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    Good question. The best way I know of to answer this is to discuss it with the STD carrier, or a human resources person at work. Looking at the policy may be needed. I don't see what you have to lose by claiming it. There is no law that really covers this. It's all about the terms of the STD policy. Good luck Mitch Horwitz

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  8. Is signing a power of attorney in a Workers Compensation case a bad idea?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    2. Steven Adam Sigmond
    3. Jason Andrew Marker
    4. Charles Joseph Michael Candiano
    5. Richard Todd Rosenstein
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    I agree with you. Revoke the power of attorney. Only sign it when there is an agreed upon settlement. A blanket power of attorney leaves you too exposed. I know this practice exists that you describe. Our office does not do this, and we don't agree with it.

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  9. I'm a teamster 710 dockmen.I got hurt and I'm on lite duty.I make 16.88 hr .and they only pay me 10 an hr.is that legal.

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Jason Andrew Marker
    2. Chen Kasher
    3. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    4. Mark Dean
    5. Marc Bennett Stookal
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    You are entitled to 2/3 of your pay tax free if you are unable to work from the injury. There may be other benefits owed to you in the collective bargaining agreement of 710. Suggest you speak with your business agent.

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  10. For a wage differential workers comp settlement case what discount rate do opposing attorneys usual agree on? What's typical?

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Mark Dean
    2. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    3. Jason Andrew Marker
    4. Charles Joseph Michael Candiano
    5. Bobby L. Bollinger Jr.
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    They usually agree to a rate that is to their advantage. The only important number is what the real value of money is in present dollars. The WC carriers normally will not pay at the real value, only their artificial numbers. The wage loss is normally worth more than the offer. Consult with your attorney.

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