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When the weather warms up, rooftop bars and restaurant patios open back up to eager patrons. While this is generally good for business, it can also cause problems for wait staff and bartenders. Unruly customers may get into fights, glasses can get dropped and cause cuts and lacerations, and even at dog-friendly establishments, dogs can become startled and bite people. In the event of any of these things, know that you can always talked to a personal injury lawyer in Chicago should you need to discuss the potential of a case.

Work-Related Injuries

If you own a restaurant or manage a popular bar, you’ve probably dealt with some of your employees getting hurt on the job. Meanwhile, if you work in one of these establishments, you may be worried about not knowing what to do if you get hurt while you’re at work. If a shattered glass causes you to have to go to the hospital, or if you burn yourself in the kitchen, these can be considered work-related injuries and you may have legal recourse. Contact a Chicago workers comp lawyer if you’re unsure if you’ve got a case—they can help discuss the details and give you advice on what to do next, and typically, a reputable personal injury lawyer in Chicago will take cases on a contingency basis, meaning you only pay them if you win your case.

Patron Issues

On the other side of the coin, sometimes unruly customers can cause problems. These can still wind up causing work injuries, like if a drunk patron gets into an argument with a bartender and it turns physical or if a dog on the patio bites a server. In these instances, employees should still contact a Chicago workers comp lawyer to get advice. Workplace injuries can be a headache for owners as well as the people involved in them. Regardless of what happens to you, it’s important to still seek medical attention if and when you need it and to document the details of the incident. 
Warmer temperatures shouldn’t be worrisome for service industry staff. If you need help, contact a personal injury lawyer in Chicago to help you sort out the case and figure out the best angle to work with.

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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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