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Injury Attorney Steven J. Malman

Experienced Chicago Injury Attorney Fighting for Compensation for On-the-Job Knee Injuries

Going to work every day is hard on your knees. Your employer benefits directly from that wear and tear, but what is it doing to you? Even more to the point, who has to pay when you suffer a knee injury on the job?

At Malman Law, we work with many clients who’ve suffered knee damage in the course of their job duties, either because of a sudden injury or simply as a result of repeated use over weeks, months, or years. It’s a more common problem than you might think.

In fact, according to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, knee injuries afflict over 19 million Americans every year. A great many of those injuries are occupational in nature. After all, your job is where you spend the bulk of your time, so it makes sense that knee strain is likely to arise there.

Fortunately, the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission is set up to provide financial compensation to workers with knee damage. Those funds are there to help them get the treatment, rehabilitation, and recovery that they need – and to compensate them for unfair losses associated with those injuries.

Unfortunately, the system doesn’t cover every injury or every worker. And even when Workers’ Comp does apply, individual claimants are frequently shortchanged or wrongfully denied.

A Chicago, IL knee injury attorney at Malman Law can help make a difference. Our office aggressively pursues maximal compensation for our clients. This means that we help you fill out every form, comply with every requirement, and offer persuasive proof of every damage.

Mistakes are easy to make, but with an experienced Chicago, IL knee injury attorney on your side, you may be able to recover substantially more money than you might on your own. Let us help.

Why Are On-the-Job Knee Injuries So Common?

The knee is technically a joint, albeit a complex one. It is comprised of numerous muscles, bones, tendons, and ligaments, all of which interplay so that the knee can properly flex, absorb force, and maintain balance for your body.

Even in routine desk jobs with few physical demands, your knee is likely involved in the majority of your movements throughout the day.

The headlines are filled with stories of athletes who’ve endured knee damage. You’ve probably heard talk about injuries like ACL, MCL, or PCL damage, among others. Those can be serious, debilitating, and incredibly painful. But they aren’t unique to star athletes! Everyday workers in commonplace jobs can suffer those same injuries too – and frequently do.

Likewise, tears to the cartilage of the knee – also known as the meniscus – can be acutely painful, and they may drastically impair ordinary function. Such tears are possible even in relatively low-impact, low-physicality jobs.

Cartilage damage is common too, as are injuries to the anterior cruciate ligament, medial collateral ligament, and posterior cruciate ligament.

Some injuries are less acute in nature, and arise gradually over time. They may manifest simply as joint pain or muscle aches in or around the knee. Patients frequently complain of stiff knee, locking joints, or difficulty bending and moving.

Given the dynamic and complicated physical workings of the knee, and the fact that the knee is relevant to almost everything that every employee is asked to do, it’s no surprise that these are among the most common workplace injuries in Illinois.

Please never neglect new or sudden problems in your knee. It is almost always in your best to seek medical attention and, if you have indeed suffered injury or impairment, you should talk with a Chicago, IL knee injury attorney about the possibility of filing a claim.

Is Your Employer’s Insurance Company Required to Pay You Benefits?

That depends. If you aren’t sure, your lawyer can help you decide. Relevant factors include:

  • The nature and severity of your knee injury
  • Whether or not you sustained the injury in connection with your job
  • Whether or not your employer’s negligence (or someone else’s negligence in the job site) might have played a role in the injury
  • Whether your employer is subject to Illinois Workers’ Compensation law
  • Proof of the injuries and damages
  • And more

Even if your injury isn’t covered, an experienced Chicago, IL knee injury attorney may be able to seek alternative means of compensation for you. Please never assume that you don’t have a case without talking to your lawyer first.

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Malman Law is happy to represent injured workers without requiring upfront payment. In fact, we won’t charge you at all unless we successfully resolve your claim. It’s all part of our Zero Fee Guarantee.

To get started, schedule a free consultation with our office – we’ll answer your questions and help you understand your rights. Just call our office at 888-836-5975 or complete an online consultation form today.

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.

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