Knowledgeable Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Representing Chicago
Malman Law has been helping injured workers in the greater Chicago area since 1994. If you have been injured on the job or suffered a work-related illness, you can count on our team of experienced lawyers and staff to help you win the benefits you deserve.
When you suffer an injury or illness on the job, claiming workers’ compensation benefits is often the only way to make sure you have the money you need to cover your medical expenses and pay your bills. Although Illinois has a “no-fault” workers’ comp system, many employers and insurance companies still make it extraordinarily difficult for injured workers to receive the benefits they deserve. To make sure you have the best chance to collect maximum benefits for your injury or illness, you need an experienced workers’ compensation personal injury attorney on your side.
At Malman Law, we have helped numerous clients obtain workers’ compensation benefits. Since attorney Steven J. Malman established our firm in 1994, we have recovered millions of dollars for injured workers in all types of jobs throughout Chicagoland. Thanks to the dedication of our experienced lawyers and expert staff, we proudly maintain a 95 percent success rate in securing compensation for our clients.
Who We Are
Malman Law is a team of 11 attorneys who are committed to helping injured workers fight for just compensation. We also have an expert staff comprised of individuals who are experienced in all matters relating to personal injury and workers’ compensation claims. We even have an on-staff Registered Nurse who helps evaluate our clients’ injuries.
Altogether, Malman Law has successfully handled over 15,000 cases and secured more than $200 million in compensation for injury victims in the Chicago area. When you need an experienced team to help you take on your employer and its insurance company, you can trust the Chicago workers’ compensation lawyers at Malman Law to get the job done.
What We Can Do for You
When you contact Malman Law about your workers’ compensation claim, the first thing we will do is schedule a free, confidential initial consultation. In order to help you secure maximum compensation, we need to know what happened, how badly you are injured, and what you have done so far regarding your claim. With workers’ comp, there are processes and procedures that need to be closely followed, and we want to make sure you do not do anything that could jeopardize your claim to compensation.
Once we take your case, we will work quickly and aggressively to win the benefits you deserve. This may include negotiating a settlement with your employer’s insurance company, or it may mean taking your claim to court. Whatever it takes, we will not stop until you are satisfied with the outcome of your case.
When You Should Contact the Workers’ Comp Attorneys at Malman Law
If you have been injured on the job, you should contact us right away. Those processes and procedures we mentioned? If you do not follow them, you could lose your right to collect benefits. Our team of workers’ comp lawyers and experts will guide you every step of the way, ensuring that you do everything necessary to protect your claim to compensation.
If you have already filed for benefits and are struggling with the process, if your claim has been denied, or if you were receiving benefits but your employer’s insurance company cut you off, it is not too late to get help. Let us help you protect your legal rights.
Where We Serve Our Clients
At Malman Law, we serve injured workers throughout the greater Chicago metropolitan area. We have handled cases involving virtually all types of work-related illnesses and injuries, and we have represented clients in most occupations and professions. Some of the clients we most regularly represent include:
While our offices are centrally located in downtown Chicago, if you are unable to travel as a result of your injury, one of our attorneys will gladly come to you.
Frequently Asked Workers’ Compensation Questions (FAQs)
What is workers’ compensation?
Workers’ compensation is a form of insurance. It is required for most employers in the State of Illinois. Workers’ comp is designed to be a safety net for injured workers. If you are hurt while on the job in the City of Chicago, you may be eligible to file a workers’ compensation claim.
Workers’ compensation can help you with:
This can include hospitals, doctor visits, surgery, medication, crutches, and other related expenses associated with the injury.
If you are unable to work either temporarily or permanently as a result of your on-the-job injury, you may qualify to receive a portion of your lost wages through workers’ compensation.
There are other benefits as well. However, you must file a claim in order to receive benefits. Yet, all too often when people file workers’ compensation claims, they don’t receive the benefits that they deserve. If you’re hurt on the job in Chicago and need to file a workers’ compensation claim, you should call Malman Law. We can answer any questions you have about workers’ compensation. We can also help you get the benefits that you deserve. If you were hurt during your shift at work, don’t wait. Call or contact us now to schedule your free consultation.
I was hurt at work. Am I obligated to see the doctor provided by the company?
Because of changes in Illinois workers’ compensation laws, you must be extremely careful in deciding whether you will choose to see your own doctor or see the company doctor. You no longer have the right to choose two doctors of your own if your employer provides and notifies you of their Preferred Provider Program. If you still elect to see a different provider, you may be stuck with paying your own expenses for your on-the-job-injury.
You may have the option to elect one doctor of your own choosing even if your employer has a Preferred Provider Program. That doctor may refer you to another doctor if it is reasonable and necessary to your recovery.
If you have questions about your rights as an injured employee, you should contact Malman Law right away. Recent changes in the law mean that your rights have changed. In order to protect your rights, you should rely on an experienced team of workers’ compensation lawyers. Malman Law provides free initial consultations for people who are hurt on the job. Call us now to book your free consultation.
I don’t agree with how my claim is being handled by workers’ compensation. What can I do?
When there is a dispute related to workers’ compensation, it is handled by the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission through arbitration. However, to protect your rights from the very beginning, you should hire a workers’ compensation attorney. Preparing for disagreements, court, or even arbitration begins from the same day that you are hurt.
Arbitration is similar to court in that evidence will be presented by attorneys. Although a judge does not oversee arbitration, the final decision is legally binding. It can take months before your case is heard. In the event that you are not happy with the decision, you may be eligible to appeal. The appeal can take almost two years to be heard.
To protect your legal rights as an injured worker, you should talk with Malman Law as soon as possible after you’re hurt on the job. Our team of experts can advocate on your behalf to help you get the benefits that you deserve, and we can also help you through the arbitration process. Call us to schedule your free initial consultation.
I was hurt at work. What should I do?
Getting hurt at work can be scary. Do not continue to work if you’ve been hurt on the job. Continuing to work can make your injury worse. You should immediately inform your supervisor or manager about your injury. Ask your supervisor or HR rep how you can file a workers’ compensation claim. They will also be able to inform you on your options for medical care. If you have a medical emergency, call 911 and get help. Then, contact Malman Law.
Although workers’ compensation was designed to protect workers like you who get hurt on the job, the insurance company will often try to pay you as little as possible. They may even try to get you to sign a settlement agreement. Don’t sign anything without first talking to a lawyer. Otherwise, you may sign away your legal rights.
Malman Law provides legal representation for injured workers. We have more than 20 years of experience. We provide free initial consultations. Call now to schedule your appointment and to learn how we can help you protect your legal rights.
Why Choose Malman Law?
With your workers’ compensation claim, your health and your family’s future could both be hanging in the balance. To make sure you do not end up buried under a pile of medical bills, you need to take your workers’ compensation claim extremely seriously.
At Malman Law, we pride ourselves not only on our past success, but also on our commitment to helping our clients in the future. If you have been injured at work, let our team of attorneys and experts put their experience to work for you.
Have You Been Injured at Work? Contact Chicago’s Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Today
To get started with your workers’ compensation claim, we invite you to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation. Call our Chicago law offices at (888) 247-2160 or send us a message online to speak with a Chicago workers’ comp lawyer today.