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Back Injuries

Malman Law. Premier Personal Injury Attorneys

Injury Attorney Steven J. Malman

An Aggressive Personal Injury Law Firm Serving Back Injury Victims in Greater Chicago

back injuryA back injury is a traumatic event that can result in long-term consequences. Many different types of back injuries are possible, and they can occur in a great many different ways. Proving a back injury claim, however, is a matter or evidence and legal reasoning. Two particular challenges repeatedly arise in back injury claims – causation and damages.


In some cases, such as a car accident, it can be a simple matter to trace the cause of your back injury to the accident. In other cases,such as a back injury due to long-term occupational stress, tracing causation back to the defendant can be tricky without diligent research and the assistance of expert medical witnesses and experienced legal counsel.

Understanding the True Value of Your Claim

A back injury can result in lifelong pain and disability, and it can be challenging to determine the full value of your claim. How long will your disability last? How debilitating will it be? Will you be able to return to work? These questions must be answered before you will know how much compensation to demand –  because once you receive compensation, you can’t come back and ask for more money later.

Don’t Let the Insurance Company Take Advantage of You

Back injury cases can be deceptively complex, and insurance adjustors are quite adept at using this reality against injury victims and inexperienced lawyers. At Malman Law, however, our clients don’t need to worry about the tactics of insurance adjustors. Our stellar track record speaks for itself:

  • Over two decades in practice
  • We practice personal injury law and nothing else
  • Over 20,000 personal injury victims served
  • Hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation secured for our clients
  • 95 percent success rate
  • 95 percent of our clients’ cases are settled out of court

Client Testimonial

This firm has gone above and beyond to keep me updated and get answers to my questions at any time, weekends included! Malman Law rules in my opinion!” – Cheryl Wagemann

Our Practice Areas

Below is a partial list of the types of cases we typically handle:

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1) What kind of evidence will I need to press my claim?

Some examples of the evidence you will need to prove a back injury include:

  • A police report, if you were injured in a traffic accident
  • Photographs of the accident that injured you
  • Eyewitness testimony
  • Expert medical testimony
  • Medical records
  • Medical treatment bills
  • Pay slips or the equivalent (to prove lost wages)

Many other items may also be required.

2) Does it make a difference if I was injured at my workplace?

If you were injured at work, your case is likely governed by Illinois worker’s compensation law, not general personal injury law. This could make your case easier to win, but it could also reduce the amount of damages available to you. In some cases, however, even workplace accidents are covered by general personal injury law rather than worker’s compensation law..

3) I fell down a stairwell because the railing broke. Can I file a claim against the property owner?

Perhaps.To win you must prove:

  • The defendant is the owner or renter of the premises
  • The defendant negligently maintained his property
  • You were injured on the premises, and
  • Your injury was caused by the defendant’s negligence

4) I injured my back in a car accident and I believe my doctor was negligent in treating me. Can I claim against both the at-fault driver and the doctor who treated me?

Yes, it is possible to pursue both a negligent driving claim and a medical malpractice claim at the same time. Even if you lose one claim, it is still possible to win the other one.

Malman Law’s Zero Fee Guarantee

A doctor will bill you whether or not he cures your disease. An insurance company will charge you a premium regardless of whether or not you ever make a claim. It’s different at Malman Law, however – we won’t charge you a dime until we win your case. In the unlikely event that you don’t win, you won’t receive a bill from us either – our services will be free of charge.

Take Immediate Action on Your Back Injury Claim

If you have suffered a back injury that you believe might be traceable to the misconduct of someone else, you need to secure professional legal assistance as soon as possible, so that you won’t unintentionally damage your own claim. Call us today at 1-888-836-5975 or contact us online for a free initial consultation. We can even meet you at the hospital if you so desire.

Firm Awards & Recognitions

Steven Malman was selected to the list. The list is issued by the American Institute of Legal Counsel. A description of the selection methodology can be found at

  • Steven Malman was selected to the list. The list is issued by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys. A description of the selection methodology can be found at

  • Steven Malman was selected to the list for 2018-2019.

  • Only the top 100 trial lawyers from each state or highly-populated regions of certain states who are actively practicing in civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense law are eligible for invitation. Invitees must demonstrate superior qualifications, leadership skills, and trial results as a legal professional. The selection process for this elite honor is based on a multi-phase process based upon objective and uniformly applied criteria which includes peer nominations combined with third party research.

    Prospective members of The NTL are carefully screened prior to receiving an invitation for membership.

  • Top Attorneys Diamond Member

  • Top Attorneys of North America 2019-2020

  • The American Institute of Trial Lawyers is an invitation only professional organization composed of premier trial attorneys from each state. These attorneys exemplify the very best qualities and qualifications of an attorney. Each attorney must meet stringent qualifications as a civil or criminal trial attorney. These attorneys practice in a variety of fields to help and promote the ethical and elite practice of law. Selection is based on a thorough multi phase process which includes peer nominations and third party research. Each member must be in good standing with their local compliance organization. Membership is extended to only a select few in each state and/or region.

  • As the founder of Steven J. Malman and Associates, P.C., Attorney Steven Malman has 21 years of experience handling personal injury, nursing home, medical malpractice, premises liability, construction and workers’ compensation cases. Mr. Malman is one of Chicago’s leading authorities on personal injury law and has taken a special interest in defending the elderly from neglect and abuse. He has personally handled over 10,000 cases successfully, and collected hundreds of millions dollars for his clients.

Client Review

  • "I'm very pleased to recommend Malman Law to my friends and relatives! I have to mention how efficient and professional in dealing with my case has been with everyone that I've been in contact with at Malman Law. Mrs. Sabo is outstanding as well as her secretary and assistant in responding quickly to any of my questions or concerns. This firm has gone above and beyond to keep me updated and get answers to my questions at any time, weekends included! Malman Law rules in my opinion! "

    - Cheryl Wagemann
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  • Credibility & Experience

    20,000+ Cases over 25 Years
  • Track Record of Success

    Over $200,000,000 Collected
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