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Malman Law. Premier Personal Injury Attorneys

Injury Attorney Steven J. Malman

In Illinois, most employers are required to either obtain insurance or self-insure for workers’ compensation benefit for their employees. If you suffer an injury on the job, with only certain limited exceptions, you are entitled to benefits from your employer. Workers’ compensation is a “no fault” system, which means that you do not need to prove that your employer is to blame in order to be entitled to compensation.

Unfortunately, this isn’t quite as good as it sounds. You see, employers and their insurance companies do not like to pay workers’ compensation claims, and they will fight endlessly to avoid paying claims or to pay as little as possible. There are also strict guidelines around reporting your claim and which doctors you can see and still be eligible for compensation. As a result, employees who attempt to obtain workers’ compensation on their own often end up filing unsuccessful claims.

Experienced Representation for Workers’ Compensation Claims in Illinois

At Malman Law, we have decades of experience helping injured workers successfully file for workers’ compensation. We pursue the maximum benefits available, and we use all available avenues and resources to fight for the compensation our clients deserve. The law entitles you to workers’ compensation. Our attorneys are here to make sure that you get the full benefits to which you are entitled.

We represent clients who have suffered all types of work-related injuries. There are many common misconceptions out there, like:

  • You can only obtain benefits if your job is physically strenuous, or
  • You are only entitled to compensation if your injuries are specifically related to your job duties.

But, the reality is that as long as your employer qualifies (and the vast majority of employers do), if you suffer an injury or illness at work, you are entitled to workers’ compensation.

Types of Workers We Represent

Our workers’ compensation lawyers handle cases involving all types of work-related illnesses and injuries. While most of our cases are resolved out of court, if your employer won’t pay the benefits you are owed, we will not hesitate to take your case to trial. Retaliation against workers who pursue benefits claims is illegal, so you don’t have to worry about adverse treatment when you file your claim. If your employer does retaliate, we can help you enforce your legal rights.

We represent workers in all jobs, occupations, and professions throughout Illinois, and have particular experience working with:

In some industries, there are special laws that provide additional protections for injured workers. For example, the Federal Employee Liability Act allows railroad workers to seek damages from their employers above and beyond the benefits available through workers’ compensation. At Malman Law, we can help you understand your options, and we will develop a thorough case strategy designed to help you obtain maximum compensation for your work-related injuries.

Other Ways to Recover Compensation for Injuries on the Job

In many cases, there are options in addition to workers’ compensation for seeking financial recovery for job-related injuries. For example, if your employer is not subject to workers’ compensation, you may be able to pursue an ordinary claim for personal injury. In addition, if a company or someone other than your employer is to blame, we can help you pursue compensation from the responsible party (or parties) as well. This option is critically important since workers’ compensation typically does not provide coverage for the full scope of your injuries and losses.

Depending on the facts of your case, we may be able to seek compensation from:

  • Product manufacturers, distributors, and retailers
  • Contractors and subcontractors
  • Negligent drivers and their employers
  • Engineering firms, security companies, and project managers
  • Property owners and tenants

If you suffer an injury on the job, you should never assume that (i) no one is responsible, or (ii) you are only entitled to whatever workers’ compensation benefits your employer is willing to pay. When you contact Malman Law, we will conduct a thorough investigation to identify the responsible parties and fight vigorously to ensure that you receive the full compensation for your losses.

Contact Malman Law about Your Claim for Workers’ Compensation

You do not have to bear the financial burden of a work-related injury. The law provides you with protections, and the lawyers at Malman Law can help you obtain the full compensation you are rightfully owed. Call (888) 625-6265 or contact us online to learn more. The initial consultation is completely free, and our zero-fee guarantee means that you pay us nothing unless we win your case.

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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  • "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
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