COVID-19 Notice: Malman Law’s staff is working at office & from home so that we can do our part to fight the spread of this virus within our community.

Learn more x
Free Consultations | Tap To Call Today: 1.888.625.6265

Speak to Lawyer 24hrs a Day

1.888.625.6265

Free Consultation, Call Now!

CHICAGO

Injured Actor
and Actresses

Premier Personal Injury Attorneys
Schedule Free Case Review

Dedicated Chicago Injured Actor and Actresses Lawyers

If you were injured while on set or during a performance or audition, you may be entitled to medical, disability, and other benefits. At Malman Law, we help injured actors and actresses in Chicago file successful claims for workers’ compensation.

Acting is a physically demanding job. Performers in all disciplines – both on stage and on screen – often face intense pressure, grueling hours, and risks that can put their bodies in harm’s way. At Malman Law, we are committed to helping injured actors and actresses in the Chicago area secure fair compensation when they get injured on the job. Whether you are eligible for workers’ compensation or a negligent third party is responsible for your injury, our attorneys will fight to make sure that you receive the compensation you deserve.

Common Causes of Compensable Injuries

As a screen actor, theater performer, dancer, stuntman or woman, or other artistic performer or entertainment professional, your career involves physically demanding activities on a near-daily basis. When you are focused on your performance, you put your trust in others to make sure that your working conditions are safe and do not put you at-risk for a serious injury. This includes not only providing safe sets and stages, but maintaining reasonable working hours as well.

Unfortunately, not all film and production companies meet these obligations. In fact, dangerous locations and overworking are two of the most common causes of work-related injuries for actors and actresses in the Chicago area. Unsafe working conditions frequently lead to injuries such as:

  • Overexertion – Common overexertion injuries include things like sprains and strains, muscle tears, and vocal cord injuries. Overexertion injuries can result from working long hours, as well as performing strenuous movements, reading lines, and singing repeatedly over the course of multiple rehearsals or several takes on set.
  • Slips and Falls – Slip-and-fall injuries are extremely common among stage and screen performers. While actors and actresses can fall even on clean, dry floors, in many cases slips and falls are the result of being asked to perform on wet, waxy, snowy, uneven, cracked, and unstable premises.
  • Collisions and Impacts – Actors, actresses, and other performers also frequently suffer injuries in collisions with other performers in the theater or on set. Impacts with stage props, cameras, lights, falling debris, and other objects can cause serious injuries as well.
  • Secondary Injuries from Fatigue – Working long hours, many performers suffer from extreme fatigue. Being fatigued puts performers at greater risk for suffering many different types of injuries.
  • Sunburns and Exposure – Severe sunburns and other types of exposure-related injuries are serious risks both during the summer and on snowy sets during Chicago winters. If you suffered sunburns or other exposure injuries because you were forced to work long hours outdoors, you may be able to claim compensation for your treatment expenses and other losses.

At Malman Law, we represent performers who have suffered all types of job-related injuries. If you have been injured in the Chicago area, call us so that we can help you stand up for your legal rights.

  • What To Do If You Have Been Injured On Set

    After suffering a job-related injury, there are some important steps that you need to try to take to preserve your chances of securing compensation. Most importantly, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible. You will need to obtain a thorough diagnosis, and you will generally want to get started with your treatment (whether that involves rest, surgery, or rehabilitation) right away.

    Note, however, that if you are eligible for workers’ compensation, you may need to see a doctor who has been pre-approved by your employer. If you contact us now, we can help you figure out where to go to seek treatment for your injury.

    Depending on your employment status and the cause of your injury, you may have a handful of different options for pursuing financial compensation. When we meet with you for your free initial consultation (one of our lawyers will come to you if you can’t make it to our offices downtown), we will explore all of your options and develop a case strategy designed to help you obtain a full financial recovery.

     
  • Image
  • Image
  • Image
  • Image
  • Image
  • Image
  • Image
  • Image
  • Image

Contact Malman Law for a Free Consultation

As an actor or actress, job-related injuries are serious matters. At Malman Law, we can help you protect your rights and secure necessary compensation for your losses. To learn more, schedule a free, confidential consultation by calling (312) 878-9766or submitting our online request form today.
Schedule Free Case Review

Why People Choose Malman Law

You’ll want your lawyers to be this good.
You’ll want our experience on your side.
  • Icon

    Credibility & Experience

    25,000+ Cases over 25 Years
  • Icon

    Track Record of Success

    25,000+ Cases over 25 Years
  • Icon

    Team of Litigation Lawyers

    25,000+ Cases over 25 Years
  • img

    They area very helpful and when it come to getting things done with your case I had the pleasureof working with Jason Kellerman he was awesome I highly recommend them.

    - Britany Weaver

  • img

    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

  • img

    I’ve been knowing about this Law firm for many years through friends, referrals & advertisements , never I thought I would need their services , because I believed things & situations don’t happen to me like this , long story short I was in situation that I needed help & advice!!! The right direction , I connected with the Firm & a very patient , understanding professional woman by the name of Margie assisted me in what I needed 🙂 Thank you I will refer as I was as referred as well This firm really does care !

    - Elvira G.

  • img

    I was rear-ended by a semi-truck on my way to work. I was transported to the hospital and my car was totaled. In the aftermath, Dan Petrich and Anna Schmidt from Malman Law helped me get set up with physical therapy and negotiated with the insurance companies to make sure the resulting settlement would cover my medical bills and a rental car until I could get a new car. I would highly recommend their services.

    would do everything they could for me.

    - Tony S.

  • img

    I contacted Malman Law go my work injury. So professional from my first phone call. Mr. Malman’s investigator, Dan, came right out to our home. Everything was explained in detail so I know what to expect during this process. I certainly recommend anyone ever in need of a personal injury lawyer to call Malman Law. Truly the best!! Thanks everyone!

    - Devin Jones

  • img

    Attorney Greg Lamorena was my lawyer when I slipped and fell. He kept me updated throughout the case and was always available to talk when I had questions. He is a great lawyer and could not be happier about my settlement!

    - Annie Ong

  • img

    Alexis was the attorney on my case! She kept me in the loop about everything with my case. If I had any concerns I was able to contact her and she’ll answer my questions right away. If your interested in working with Malman Law I would highly recommend Alexis she was GREAT. I would highly recommend Malman Law if you’re ever in need!

    - Eugenia Cathery

  • img

    They are so efficient and professional.Always available to help.Attoney Boyer was great and very good with my case.I really appreciate mailman law firm. I gave them 5 star because there is nothing higher.

    - Omolewa Snyder

  • img

    I have had an amazing experiences with Malman law so far. From the start Dan was super easy to work with, got me the medical attention I needed and fast. Couldn’t ask for better communication. Neil Kilcoyne has been nothing but the best I could not recommend a better attorney. Malman Law is a 10 out of 10 law firm.

    - Trevor Harris

  • img

    Hi I just want to acknowledge Jay McCarron, Kelly & the Firm at Malman Law for representing me as they continue to work on my case. Thanks for keeping me updated & responding quickly to any of my questions or concerns. I would Highly recommend you and your firm to friends & family. E. P.

    - Ernest Pitts

  • img

    Alexis was the attorney on my case and she was GREAT. She made sure I was updated on everything about my case. I would highly recommend Malman Law if you’re ever in need.

    - Ariel Fleming

  • img

    I had the best experience with Jason and Jay attorneys from Malman Law they really went all the way to settle my case I’m telling you there just the best!! Recommend 100%!

    - Carmen Rivera

  • img

    Adam Meadow acted as the attorney for a family member who was in a car accident. He was highly personable and actively listened to our issues throughout the litigation process. He was able to get us a settlement for the repairations of the accident. We would recommend their services!

    - Greg Gustafson

  • img

    Excellent customer service and great experience. Malman law handled the whole process and it was very smooth. The settlement was a great success. I would choose malman law again in the future.

    - Malak St.Clair

  • img

    Helped me out of a big jam when my auto was hit twice when and the other drivers had no insurance. Adam Meadow is the only Lawyer I will call for helping me an my daughter.

    - Devri Lott

  • img

    I cannot give enough praise to