Railroad work has historically been one of the most dangerous professions in Illinois. Railroad workers can be injured on the job in a variety of ways, including train crashes, on-the-job car accidents, falls, electrical accidents, and burns. Many of these injuries can impact a railroad worker’s livelihood and future financial security.
Federal and state laws require employers to pay for the workplace injuries of their employees. Most workplace injuries faced by railroad workers and those in related professions are covered under either the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act or the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA).
Although benefits are available for injured railroad workers, obtaining them can be difficult. Individuals who fail to obtain the right law firm to file their workers’ compensation and FELA claims often make mistakes that bar them from maximizing their benefits.
The Chicago law firm of GWC Injury Lawyers is the one of the largest workers’ compensation and personal injury law firms in Illinois. We handle workplace injury claims on behalf of all types of injured Illinois union workers, including members of the Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen.
BRS: Signalmen Who Keep America Moving
The Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen is an AFL-CIO-affiliated union representing about 10,000 members in the U.S. and Canada. The BRS represents individuals who install, maintain, and operate signal systems for railroads in Illinois and around the country.
The BRS has agreements with most of the major railroads in the country, including:
- Gateway Western Railway Co.
- MidSouth Rail Corp.
- Norfolk Southern
- PanAm Railways
- St. Lawrence & Atlantic
- Union Pacific
Railroads are 24-hour operations, so signalmen are called to work during all hours and in every type of weather. Signalmen are often exposed to the full array of workplace hazards that train engineers and operators face. When signalmen are injured in Illinois, it is important for them to turn to an experienced workers’ compensation and FELA law firm that can make sure they receive all of the benefits they are owed.
Contact Our Illinois Railroad Employee Injury Law Firm
The legal team at GWC Injury Lawyers is proud to work at one of Illinois’ largest and most successful workplace injury practices. For over four decades, we have helped thousands of Illinois workers and their families enforce their right to compensation for workplace injuries. Our attorneys have recovered more than $2 billion on behalf of our clients and represented more union members than any other law firm.
To discuss your workplace injury case with one of our attorneys, contact us online or call 1-312-464-1234. We have locations throughout the state for the convenience of our clients and can also meet you in your union hall for a free consultation.
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