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If you are an assembly line worker and have been injured on the job, it is important that you understand what steps you need to follow so that you can proceed with protecting your health and seeking compensation for your injuries. The first steps that you take are vital in your case and can mean the difference between a favorable outcome and one that causes you to lose.

Seeking medical help should be your top priority.

If you are working and become injured while on the clock, it is vital that you receive medical care. If your injury is life-threatening, have someone call an ambulance immediately. If you need to leave the job to seek medical help, make sure that you contact your immediate supervisor, if possible, so that they know that you are leaving your work assignment.

Once at the hospital or doctor’s clinic, you will need to make sure you inform the doctor that you have been injured while at work. By giving your doctor this information upfront, he or she will be better able to prepare the necessary reports that you will need for the proof of your injury claim. Your doctor will take notes on your account of how the injury occurred along with the medical findings to come to a conclusion.

In the physician’s report, you can expect to see a full outline of the physician’s findings, along with test results, proposed treatments, medications, therapy, and any needed medical devices. This will be used as a part of your case to prove your injuries.

How to File Your Claim

To file your worker’s compensation claim, you will need to contact your employer and officially inform them of your injury and fill out your claim paperwork. It is strongly advised that you contact a worker’s comp lawyer to take over your case. These attorneys are experts at working with worker’s compensation cases and can help you to win.

It is vital that you do not sign any medical authorizations, statements, releases, or any other paperwork that your employer or the insurance company asks you to sign until you have received advice from your attorney. It is the insurance company’s job to keep from paying on your claim and they will use many different methods to make sure that your claim is denied.

What Happens After Your Claim has Been Filed?

Once your claim has been filed, you will need to wait and see how your employer responds. Most states give employers up to 90 days to accept or deny a claim. If your claim is denied, you have the legal right to challenge the decision, but you must do so within a certain timeframe.

By having a worker’s compensation attorney working on your side, you can help to ensure a more favorable outcome for your case. This will allow you to focus on healing and recovering instead of worrying about paperwork and dealing with your employer and the insurance company. It makes the entire process go much more smoothly.

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 http://www.aiopia.org/selection/.

  • 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 http://www.naopia.com/selection-process.

  • 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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