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Getting hurt at work is a stressful thing to have to go through. In addition to the actual injury, you have to sort out details like medical bills and wages you missed out on. If you’re a salaried employee, it’s easy to calculate the money you could have earned, but if you’re hourly and have a non-permanent schedule, that can be much more difficult. If you return to work after a set amount of days, that’s also relatively easy to calculate lost wages for, but when you’re out of work indefinitely without a predictable return date, things are much more complicated.

Insurance Companies Aren’t On Your Side

When you get hurt at work and you need to file claims for lost wages, it’s important to seek the help of a workers compensation lawyer, since insurance companies will try to pay out as little as possible. You and your attorney will need to put together a reasonable, realistic figure for lost wages based on your average earnings with the company you work for. If you work for more than one company, that also needs to be taken into account, however there are usually stipulations for qualifying for lost wages from both jobs that include your first job being aware that you had a second job. A workers compensation lawyer will have the knowledge necessary to help you decide on how to best approach a lost wages case after getting hurt at work.

Out of Work Forever?

If it is determined that you are never able to return to work, the situation becomes even more complicated. Then, you and your workers comp lawyer need to figure in a number of different factors that contribute to the total amount of you would have earned had you been able to return to work. Things like the amount of years you potentially had left to work (until retirement), your employment history, and your job skills/educational background will factor into the equation when it comes to determining a figure of lost wages settlement. As you can imagine, having a work accident attorney on your side for this is essential. They’ll help you obtain the compensation you deserve so you can live your life the way you’d prefer to.

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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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