Chicago Trial Lawyer Louis C. Cairo

The legal team at GWC Injury Lawyers has made a name for itself as one of Illinois’ most prestigious and successful personal injury and workers’ compensation law firms. One of our specialties is representing manufacturing and construction workers. Our attorneys are routinely asked to speak at construction sites and union halls to educate construction workers and shop employees on their rights.

We represent members of all building trades, including the Iron Workers Union. We have a unique ability to get results for our clients because we understand the construction trade and the unique issues that iron workers face.

Iron Workers: The Backbone of Chicago’s Most Iconic Buildings

The International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers is an AFL-CIO member that represents approximately 120,000 workers across North America. These include workers who help build bridges and skyscrapers and forge structural steel and ornamental metals in shops.

The unions members have built some of America’s greatest monuments, including:

  • The Sears Tower
  • The St. Louis Arch
  • The Golden Gate Bridge
  • The Oil Sands Plant Expansion
  • The World Trade Center/Freedom Tower

The Iron Workers Union also has a shop department that represents workers in the steel fabrication industry. The union organizes and bargains on behalf of thousands of shop laborers who work for approximately 500 employers in Illinois and across the country.

Workers’ Comp Representation for Injured Iron Workers Union Members

The building trades are vital to the continued economic growth of Illinois. Although workplace safety is the top priority of any building trade worker, workplace accidents still occur frequently. When a building trade worker is involved in an accident, the injuries are often severe. This is why it is important to contact an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer to make sure you get all the benefits to which you are entitled.

Our workers’ compensation lawyers have represented thousands of building trades workers across Illinois. Since 1977, we have recovered more than $2 billion on behalf of our clients through our attention to each case. Our firm has the legal talent and resources to resolve cases more quickly than many smaller firms. We pride ourselves on treating all of our workers’ compensation clients with the respect and attentiveness that their important profession deserves.

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With a proven track record of success and more than $2 BILLION in courtroom victories and negotiated settlements for our clients, we have grown into one of the largest personal injury and workers’ compensation law firms in the entire state.


Settlement – A sheet metal worker suffered significant injuries and was eventually placed on permanent sedentary work restrictions.

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