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At Malek & Malek Law Firm, we believe in providing injured persons and their families with laser-focused representation and guidance so they can focus on healing. Our team of personal injury lawyers prides ourselves on our ability to combine compassion for our clients with zealous advocacy that results in favorable outcomes.

We have been representing accident victims and their families for more than 50 years. We handle cases involving all types of accidents, and our Columbus workman’s comp lawyers have obtained millions of dollars in financial compensation for our clients. This includes several multi-million-dollar settlements and verdicts. When you choose our firm to represent you, you will work closely with a highly experienced workman’s comp attorney throughout the process, and our team will be there to assist you every step of the way.

Why Choose Our Columbus Workman’s Comp Lawyers?

When you have a claim after a serious accident, your choice of legal representation matters. So, why should you choose the Columbus workman’s comp attorneys at Malek & Malek Law Firm to represent you?

  • Our Experience – We have been handling personal injury claims in Ohio since 1972. We know what it takes to win, and we are passionate about recovering maximum compensation for our clients’ injury-related losses.
  • Our Approach – When you choose Malek & Malek Law Firm, we will work diligently to secure the full financial compensation you deserve. We will keep you updated throughout the process, and we will help you make informed decisions about settlement when necessary.
  • Our Focus – Unlike other law firms that handle all types of legal matters, we focus our practice exclusively on representing accident victims and their families. Handling injury cases in Columbus, Ohio isn’t just what we do—it’s all we do.
  • Our Team – Along with our experienced Columbus personal injury lawyers, our team also includes highly experienced support staff who are here to answer your questions and help guide you throughout the recovery process.
  • Our Commitment – Above all, we are committed to doing everything we can to help our clients recover. When you choose our firm to represent you, you can rest easy knowing that we are fighting vigorously to win the financial compensation you deserve.

Why Do You Need a Columbus Workman’s Comp Attorney?

If you are dealing with the aftermath of a serious accident, you might be wondering whether it is worth hiring a lawyer to represent you. But hiring a workers’ compensation lawyer in Columbus, OH, costs nothing out-of-pocket, and there are lots of reasons to put an experienced Columbus personal injury lawyer on your side.

For example, from the moment you get injured, the at-fault party’s insurance company will be working to avoid liability. If you make mistakes, you could jeopardize your financial recovery. Your workman’s comp lawyer can help you avoid these mistakes while dealing with the insurance companies on your behalf, and your lawyer can help make sure you do not settle for less than you deserve.

How Can a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Help?

Whether you are dealing with a job-related injury or illness, it is important to ensure that you are doing everything you can to protect yourself and your family. Job-related injuries and illnesses can prove incredibly expensive, and filing a successful workers’ compensation claim can be essential for managing your finances during your recovery.

Fortunately, while filing a successful workers’ compensation claim can be difficult, you do not have to handle your claim on your own. Here are just some of the ways an experienced Columbus workman’s comp lawyer can help:

1. Confirming Your Workers’ Compensation Eligibility

Before you put in the time and effort to file a workers’ compensation claim, it is important to make sure you are eligible. While most employees in Ohio are eligible, there are some exceptions. An experienced Columbus workman’s comp lawyer can assess your eligibility and help you determine your next steps.

2. Protecting Your Workers’ Compensation Claim

If you have a workers’ compensation claim in Ohio, there are steps you need to take to protect it. You can lose your right to benefits if you aren’t careful. Once your lawyer determines your eligibility, your lawyer can then guide you step-by-step through the process of protecting your right to workers’ compensation benefits under Ohio law.

3. Handling Your Claim on Your Behalf

With all of the challenges and risks involved, you do not want to try to handle your workers’ compensation claim on your own. When you hire a Columbus workman’s comp lawyer at Malek & Malek Law Firm, your lawyer will handle your claim on your behalf from start to finish.

4. Helping You Make Informed Decisions About Settlement

For many employees who have gotten injured or fallen ill on the job, the best-case scenario will be to receive a workers’ compensation settlement. But, before you accept a settlement, you need to make absolutely certain that this is the best choice for you and your family. If you settle before you know how much you are entitled to receive for your job-related injury or illness, you may not be able to go back and ask for more.

5. Filing Any Other Claims You May Have Available

While filing for workers’ compensation is one option that you may have after suffering a job-related injury or illness in Ohio, it also may not be the only option that you have. If you have a personal injury or Social Security disability (SSD) claim, an experienced lawyer will be able to help ensure that you are seeking the maximum compensation available.

Unmatched Experience in Ohio

At Malek & Malek Law Firm, we have been handling workers’ compensation claims in Ohio since 1972. Our firm’s founding attorney, Ed Malek, has been helping injured employees his entire career, and today Ed and his three sons rely on decades of experience to help injured employees recover the workers’ compensation benefits and other financial compensation they deserve.

Together, they have recovered millions of dollars in financial compensation for injured employees and families in Ohio. This includes multiple million-dollar-plus settlements in workers’ compensation and personal injury cases. If you want experience on your side, you want Malek & Malek Law Firm.

Personalized Approach to Legal Representation

When you need help dealing with a job-related injury or illness, it is important to rely on advice that is custom-tailored to your individual circumstances. No two cases are alike, and you need to work with a Columbus workman’s comp lawyer who is focused on helping you recover maximum compensation for your losses.

We take a personalized approach to legal representation. Our lawyers work with our clients one-on-one, and we use the facts of each individual client’s case to seek the maximum compensation available to each individual client. When you choose a Columbus workman’s comp lawyer at Malek & Malek Law Firm, your lawyer will:

  • Identify All Claims You Are Eligible to File – Are you eligible for workers’ compensation? For Social Security disability? For personal injury compensation? For all of the above? We will identify all claims you are eligible to file.
  • Calculate Your Workers’ Compensation Benefits – If you have a workers’ compensation claim, we will carefully calculate the full benefits you are entitled to receive based on your injury or illness, your income, your prognosis and all other relevant factors.
  • Calculate Any Additional Compensation – If you are entitled to Social Security disability benefits or personal injury compensation, we will carefully calculate the amount you are entitled to receive through each of these claims as well.
  • Negotiate for a Settlement that Provides Adequate Compensation for Your Losses – If settling your claim (or claims) is in your best interests, your lawyer will negotiate for a settlement that provides adequate compensation for your losses—both now and in the future.
  • Help You Make Smart Decisions – From deciding which claim (or claims) to file to deciding whether to accept a settlement offer, your lawyer will help you make smart decisions with your specific financial needs in mind.

Our Highly Experienced Team

Since Ed Malek founded our firm in 1972, we have grown to a team of a dozen attorneys and professional staff members. All members of our team work together to achieve favorable results for our clients. As a result, when you choose Malek & Malek Law Firm, not only will you work one-on-one with an experienced Columbus workman’s comp lawyer, but you will also benefit from all of the experience that our firm has to offer.

Our attorneys and professional staff members are passionate about helping injured workers, and they understand what it is like to be in your shoes. We treat our clients how we would want to be treated, which means that we respond promptly to texts and emails, clearly answer our clients’ questions, and fight to recover the full compensation our clients deserve.

The Post-Accident Landscape: Protecting Yourself After an Injury on the Job

When you are dealing with a job-related injury or illness, it is up to you to protect yourself. Your employer isn’t going to help you, and until you hire a Columbus workman’s comp lawyer, you are going to be on your own. To protect your right to financial compensation, you should:

  • Take Notes About How and When You Got Sick or Injured – As soon as possible, you should take notes about how and when you got sick or injured. Write down everything that comes to mind, even if it seems trivial. The more information you write down to share with your lawyer, the easier it will be for your lawyer to assess your legal rights.
  • Get Treatment for Your Job-Related Injury or Illness – When you are dealing with a job-related injury or illness in Ohio, getting treatment should be your top priority. See a doctor promptly, and be sure to tell your doctor that your injury or illness is related to your employment.
  • Follow Your Doctor’s Advice – Once you see a doctor, you should follow your doctor’s advice. Take care of your injury or illness, rest, recover and go to therapy if necessary.
  • Avoid Relying on Your Employer’s Advice – Even if well-intentioned, the advice you receive from your employer about filing for workers’ compensation might not be accurate. Even if you relied on bad advice, if you don’t file your claim correctly or on time, you might not be able to collect the benefits you deserve.
  • Talk to a Columbus Workman’s Comp Lawyer Promptly – When you are dealing with a job-related injury or illness in Ohio, there is no substitute for experienced legal representation. The best thing you can do to protect yourself is to speak with a Columbus workman’s comp lawyer as soon as possible.

Understanding the Cost of Hiring a Lawyer

Isn’t hiring a lawyer expensive? The short answer is “No.” Hiring a Columbus workman’s comp lawyer at Malek & Malek Law Firm costs you nothing out of pocket. We represent all of our clients on contingency, and we will only take your case if we firmly believe that we can help you recover more than you could collect on your own. When you have a claim for a job-related injury or illness, hiring an experienced Columbus workman’s comp lawyer is the best thing you can do to maximize your take-home financial recovery.

Mistakes to Avoid if You Don’t Hire a Lawyer

While we know how important it is to hire a lawyer, we also know that many people try to handle their workers’ compensation claims on their own. This is unfortunate because these people usually end up with significantly less than they deserve—if they are able to collect any benefits at all.

If you decide to try to handle your situation on your own, you will need to be careful to avoid several mistakes. These include overlooking benefits you are entitled to receive and allowing your benefits to terminate prematurely—among many others. If you are thinking about trying to handle your workers’ compensation claim on your own, we strongly encourage you to contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation. 

Speak with a Workman’s Comp Lawyer for Free

If you have questions about your legal rights after an accident in Ohio, we encourage you to contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation. We are more than happy to help you determine your next steps. To speak with an experienced Columbus personal injury lawyer in confidence as soon as possible, call 888-444-7440 or tell us how we can reach you online now.


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Workers' Compensation

Personal Injury

Unfortunately for everyone, accidents are a part of everyday life. When they occur, you are entitled to recover from the person or entity responsible for your resulting injuries.

  • Truck Icon Truck Accident

    The trucking companies and their insurance carriers have a vested interest in settling these claim as soon as possible to limit their liability.
  • Car Crash Icon Car Accidents

    Car accidents are a leading cause of personal injuries and loss of property.
  • Slipping Icon Slip & Fall Injuries

    Persons that suffer injuries from slip and fall accidents can be entitled to lost wages, medical expenses, and pain and suffering.
  • Traffic Cone Icon Premises Liability

    Owners and managers of property have a responsibility to keep persons visiting their property free from harm.
  • Dog Bite Icon Dog Bite

    Dog bite injuries can be expensive and life-threatening. Recovering fully for these injuries from the responsible party requires skilled representation.
  • Tombstone Icon Wrongful Death

    Our attorneys are adroit at representing the family of wrongful death victims.
  • Crash Icon Motorcycle Accidents

    Due to the lack of protections afforded a person driving a car, such as airbags, injuries sustained in motorcycle accidents can be particularly serious.
  • Brain Icon Catastrophic Injuries

    These are severe injuries usually sustained by the head, spine, or spinal cord.

Workers' Compensation

Our firm handles all aspects of the workers’ compensation process from initial claim analysis to attending hearings at the Industrial Commission to litigating at jury trials. We communicate with medical providers, claim representatives, witnesses, and opposing counsel on your behalf.

  • Truck Icon Disability Benefits Through Worker’s Compensation

    In order to participate in the Ohio Workers Compensation fund, there must be a relationship between the work injury event and the injured workers employment.
  • Forklift Icon Workplace Injuries

    The injuries sustained at work that entitle you to workers’ compensation don’t have to be purely physical. Emotional and psychological damage can be the basis of a claim for workers’ compensation if it is the result of not being able to work anymore. There are two types of injuries that may be covered: Physical, and Psychological.
  • Exclamation Icon Occupational Diseases

    An occupational disease is any illness that is caused by a specific industrial process. The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation maintains a list of illnesses that qualify a worker for compensation. A Columbus workers’ compensation attorney can review your medical records and provide guidance as to whether you may qualify for workers’ compensation benefits due to your occupational disease.
  • Hand Saw Icon Construction Site Injuries

    Construction sites can be very dangerous places. Multiple contractors, moving machinery, heavy equipment, overhead cranes and construction debris expose workers to the risk of serious injury or death.


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WHO WE help

Our firm represents a broad spectrum of individuals and entities, including:

  • Roofers

  • Laborers

  • Factory Workers

  • Movers

  • Nurses

  • Prison Guards

  • Truckers

  • First Responders

  • Vehicle Passengers

  • Motorcyclists

  • Bicyclists

  • Construction Workers

  • Drivers

  • Car Manufacturer

  • Fracking Workers

  • Firefighters

  • Law Enforcement

  • Emergency Personnel

  • Farmers

  • Miners

  • Surviving Family Members of Wrongful Death Victims

  • Home Nurses & Health Aides


Your Questions

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I’ve been coming to Ed Malek’s office for roughly 14-15 years and I’ve been very satisfied with the service and help they’ve given me. I’d recommend them to everybody I know.

Phil, Columbus, OH

I’ve known Ed Malek and his sons for many years. They have taken care of every bit of my needs and it has been a pleasure knowing them and having them do work for me.

Rudy, Columbus, OH

I got my life back. I’m working now. Everything is going well and I really appreciate everything they’ve done for me.

Iula, Columbus, OH

Not once, not once my friend have I had a concern. Its been like I’m part of the family. If you need someone you can trust, someone who can help you, then at Malek & Malek, you’re in the right place.

Roger, Columbus, OH

Ed Malek has been an attorney with my family for 40 years and they’ve always been good to us and done things right. They’ve always treated me wonderfully.

Ronald, Columbus, OH