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Injury Attorney Steven J. Malman

Compensation for Mechanics | Chicago Injured Mechanic Attorneys

When people think about especially dangerous jobs, they probably imagine miners, roadway workers, or offshore workers.

Mechanics may not readily come to mind. The truth, though, is that mechanics face a number of serious and sometimes extreme risks to their health and safety – and they suffer injury and death at higher rates than most people realize.

In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nearly 150 mechanics die on the job every year in America, and another 20,000 suffer significant injuries.

Those are astounding statistics. This country could not function without mechanics – we depend on them in virtually every aspect of our lives. But their indispensable services come at a price. These are brave, hardworking professionals who face incredible risks on an almost daily basis.

Among all mechanics, automotive technicians face an especially high rate of injury. As of 2005, more than 950,000 automotive technicians were operating in the United States. That sounds like a lot of people, but consider that these same technicians maintain and repair over 135 million cars, trucks, trains, buses, and other vehicles.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that fewer than 300,000 of those nearly one million automotive technicians are ASE-certified. Of course, many non-certified mechanics are still extremely qualified for their jobs, but that disparity does show that the mechanic industry is extremely fragmented. There are very few consistent safety standards in place, and that probably accounts (in part) for the high rate of injury.

Because the standards for safety, ventilation, and environmental practices are so different from shop to shop, some mechanics’ employers are placing them at far greater risk than others.

When mechanics suffer an injury on the job, they are generally able to recover financially through the state Workers’ Compensation system. Unfortunately, that system is extremely difficult to navigate, and victims typically end up with very small sums of money.

At Malman Law, we work hard to change that. As Chicago injured mechanic lawyers, we fight to maximize the amount of compensation that our clients will receive. To help in achieving that, we take the burden of paperwork and procedure off of our clients’ shoulders and handle that whole headache for them instead – often with greatly improved results.

We are proud to have successfully settled the overwhelming majority of our claims with favorable outcomes for our clients. We’d like to do the same in your case. Contact the Chicago injured mechanic attorneys at Malman Law today.

Common Mechanic Injuries in Chicago, Illinois

Mechanics work in so many different settings that they’re at risk for virtually every kind of workplace injury. Common accidents and injuries include:

  • Back injuries
  • Neck and spine injuries
  • Fractured or broken bone
  • Amputation
  • Electrocution
  • Mechanical malfunction
  • Severe burns
  • Vision loss
  • Hearing loss
  • Cosmetic disfigurement
  • Crushing injuries
  • Pinching injuries
  • Soft tissue damage
  • Auto accidents
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Stress and/or strain injuries
  • Contusions from falling tools or equipment
  • Slip and fall
  • Trip and fall
  • Falling from tall heights
  • Toxic exposure
  • Job-related illnesses (including chronic illness, cancer, etc.)
  • Insect bites or animal attacks (when vending private homes or working outside)
  • Injuries caused by manufacturer defects
  • Elevator injuries
  • Construction accidents
  • Much more

As longstanding Chicago injured mechanic attorneys, we’ve seen virtually every kind of workplace accident. We’re available to help with cases that range from routine, everyday injuries to catastrophic accidents.

We also offer our services to grieving families in cases involving wrongful death. Certain family members may be entitled to compensation after a loved one dies in the course of his or her job duties (or in any accident caused by negligence). We can help.

What if You Own Your Business?

Many mechanics are small business owners who run their own operations. Naturally, that makes Workers’ Compensation claims more difficult. Don’t give up hope, though. You may have a number of options for recovering compensation, especially in cases involving someone else’s negligence.

The outcome of any potential legal action will very much depend on the circumstances surrounding your business and your injury. We invite you to contact our office and have a confidential conversation with our Chicago injured mechanic attorneys as soon as possible.

Contact Our Chicago Mechanic Workers’ Comp Attorneys Today

Malman Law is dedicated to justice for injured employees in Chicago, even those who can’t currently afford to hire a lawyer on their own. Our firm’s Zero Fee Guarantee means that you only have to pay us if we get you money – and not before then. Our total fees are based on a percentage of your total recovery. You have nothing to lose.

To get started, fill out our online request form or simply call 888-836-5975. We look forward to talking with you soon.

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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