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Truck, Package, and Delivery Drivers

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Injury Attorney Steven J. Malman

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Truck, package, and delivery drivers often retain Chicago workers’ compensation lawyers to deal with the myriad logistical and insurance issues pertaining to their claims. Because the process of filing workers’ compensation claims can be complex, if you suspect that you may have a claim that has not been filed or was dismissed wrongfully, contact us today to explore your claim options.

Particular Risks Faced by Truck, Package, and Delivery Drivers

What are some common dangers that these drivers face during the line of duty?

First and foremost, anyone who regularly drives – particularly on Chicago’s highways and byways, which get covered with sleet and ice during winter – runs a higher than average risk of getting into traffic accidents. If you got into a crash on the job – either while driving to meet a warehouse supplier or while delivering goods to a client – you may be eligible for Illinois workers’ compensation benefits to compensate you for your pain, suffering, and medical bills.

Delivery workers can also suffer overuse injuries. When you ride in a cab for dozens of hours a week, even though you are not physically active at that particular moment, your body is subjected to chronic “force asymmetries,” which can result in damage to tendons, ligaments, muscles, and connective tissues. Sciatica (lower back pain) in particular is common among truck drivers, since ergonomically poor seats can do significant damage to lower spine health.

Truck, package, and delivery drivers can also get hurt during the course of loading, unloading, dropping off, and picking up. Twists, sprains, strains, and fatigue can all affect these drivers. Similarly, contusions and projectile injuries plague workers in these trades. If a box containing industrial parts opens at the wrong time, for instance, a delivery driver can get cut, bruised, or worse. Particulate matter can also get into the eyes and cause damage to the cornea, for instance. And, if you lift heavy objects incorrectly, you can suffer a hernia or other strain injury.

The Prevalence of Workers’ Compensation Claims in Illinois

According to the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission Fiscal Year 2014 Annual Report (the last year for which data is available), there were over 200,000 work-related injuries reported to employers across the state. Of these 200,000+ reports, only roughly 65,000 reports are issued to the Commission from employers when three or more lost workdays were involved. While the workers’ compensation system is supposed to protect the worker in circumstances involving workplace injury (which, as these statistics show, happens often among workers in Illinois), navigating the claims process can be difficult. Of the 200,000+ injuries that were reported in 2014, the number of claims that were compensated were much smaller. For this reason, it is highly recommended that you contact a workers’ compensation attorney right away for your injury claim.

Possible Benefits from Workers’ Compensation

In accordance with Illinois state law, the following benefits may be entitled to injured workers and their families:

  • Reasonable medical care for the injuries
  • Temporary partial disability (if you need a modified workload while recovering, but are still able to work)
  • Temporary total disability (if you are not able to work while recovering)
  • Permanent partial disability (if you are still able to work, but the injuries led to permanent disabilities)
  • Permanent total disability (if you are unable to continue to work)
  • Other various benefits for vocational rehabilitation, when applicable
  • Death benefits for the victim’s surviving family, if the work injury was fatal

Because additional benefits may be available to you if you work in specific industries, it is important to speak with an expert workers’ compensation attorney about your claim. The team at Malman Law is fully equipped to look at the details of your particular claim, and help you determine which actions are best for your case.

Contact the Experts at Malman Law Today

While on-the-job injuries can be painful, expense, and life-changing, the good news is that truck, package, and delivery drivers in Illinois can trust the workers’ compensation attorneys at Malman Law, to deliver fast, precise, and efficient service. For over 25 years, our compassionate lawyers have advocated aggressively for our clients. The results speak for themselves. All no-obligation initial consultations are free of charge, and we can even come to you if you can’t come to our offices. And, with our Zero Fee Guarantee, you have nothing to lose when you retain our service. Please call our offices or fill out our free online contact form today. Don’t allow insurance companies or uncooperative employers to push you around and prevent you from getting the benefits that you deserve from your work-related injury. Call us today.

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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