Chicago Workers’ Comp Lawyers Fighting for Compensation for Injured Engineers

Engineers are among the most talented, highly educated, and in-demand professionals in the United States. They represent a level of skill and knowledge that is hard to come by, and they ought to be treated with the respect they deserve.

Part of that respect entails keeping them safe as they do their jobs. Unfortunately, engineers face a number of occupational hazards – in the office, in the field, traveling between the two, and even while conducting research.

When engineers suffer injury or hardship related to their jobs, they’re generally able to claim compensation for those injuries. That claims process is handled by the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, a state system designed to reduce litigation and make it easier for employees to get the help that they need.

Unfortunately, Workers’ Comp is anything but easy. The claims are complicated. The paperwork is confusing. Talking to a real person and resolving issues (whether in person or over the phone) can seem impossible. Employers and their insurance companies are of little help.

Even for bright and well-educated working professionals, the Workers’ Comp process can become so unwieldy and intimidating that victims are inclined to give up, or settle for less than they deserve. Some even have legitimate claims that are unfairly denied.

At Malman Law, we are dedicated to the idea that employees should be respected and treated fairly in the face of an unexpected injury.

Our experienced Chicago Workers’ Comp lawyers are here to put victims in the best possible position for a full and fair financial recovery.

If you’re an engineer who’s been injured on the job in Illinois, Malman Law can help. Our mission is to maximize your compensation and get you on the road to recovery. Contact our office today.

Common Engineer Injuries in Illinois

Different categories of engineers encounter widely different occupational hazards:

Chemical Engineers spend a lot of time in labs, encountering potentially toxic, flammable, explosive, or otherwise hazardous materials. Common chemical engineer injuries include:

  • Chemical burns
  • Inhalation injuries
  • Poisoning / toxic exposure
  • Long-term respiratory conditions
  • Blast and explosion injuries
  • Repetitive motion injuries
  • Slip and fall
  • Lacerations and wounds from broken glass
  • More

Automotive Engineers spend a lot of time in test performance facilities, behind the wheel, and on the road. Common automotive engineer injuries include:

  • Crushing injuries
  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Tears
  • Contusions
  • Broken bones
  • Traumatic brain injuries (including concussions)
  • Whiplash
  • Repetitive motion injuries
  • Electrocution
  • Hearing loss
  • Auto accident injuries
  • More

Construction Engineers spend time in the office and at the jobsite, and they can get hurt in either setting (or while traveling between them). Common injuries include:

  • Falling from tall heights
  • Falling equipment
  • Slip and fall
  • Trip and fall
  • Lightning strikes / weather-related injuries
  • Toxic exposure
  • Mechanical injuries / faulty equipment accidents
  • Injuries caused by dangerous property conditions
  • Repetitive motion injuries
  • Auto accident injuries

Electrical Engineers routinely visit high-risk, high-voltage field sites, many of them located alongside busy roadways or in untamed natural environments. Common injuries include:

  • Electrocution
  • Electrical shock
  • Explosion, burn, blast, and flash injuries
  • Vision loss
  • Hearing loss
  • Trip and fall
  • Lightning strikes / weather-related injuries
  • Mechanical injuries / faulty equipment accidents
  • Auto accidents
  • Hit and run
  • Animal attacks
  • Illness
  • Rash

Other Engineers – The engineering field is expansive and diverse, with numerous fields of practice, specialties, and subspecialties. We recognize that each of these areas carries unique risks. Whatever your situation may be, if you’ve been injured in connection with your job duties, the Chicago Workers’ Comp lawyers at Malman Law can help.

Seek Maximum Compensation with Aggressive Legal Representation

No two situations are quite alike. You might be entitled to much more than you realize – perhaps even including compensation outside of the Workers’ Comp system (depending on the facts and circumstances of your case).

Never assume that you don’t have a claim without talking to our Chicago Workers’ Comp lawyers first.

Malman Law proudly offers injured engineers a Zero Fee Guarantee. We will not charge a fee for our services unless and until we successfully resolve your claim.

Time limits apply to most claims, so it’s in your best interest to take action right away. To get started with a free consultation, please contact our office by calling 888-836-5975 or completing an online consultation form.