Firefighters and paramedics are some of the most heroic professionals in Illinois. These individuals are usually the first responders at traffic accidents, medical emergencies, and disasters such as fires and explosions. Thousands of Illinois residents are saved by the work of these professionals every year, and many emergency respondents are injured in the course of their duties.
The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act covers the medical expenses and associated costs faced by emergency responders who are injured on the job. Illinois workers must follow specific steps to obtain workers’ comp benefits, however, and any mistakes can result in the loss of benefits.
The law firm GWC Injury Lawyers is one of the largest workers’ compensation and personal injury practices in Illinois. Since 1977, we have helped thousands of workers’ compensation and personal injury clients recover more than $2 billion in damages.
Our legal team specializes in helping injured union workers, including members of the International Association of Fire Fighters. We have represented more union members than any other law firm in Illinois.
IAFF: First Responders for Illinois
The International Association of Fire Fighters is an AFL-CIO- and CLC-affiliated union representing more than 300,000 full-time firefighters and paramedics. IAFF members are organized among 3,200 affiliates and protect more than 85 percent of the U.S. population.
In addition to representing firefighters and paramedics employed at the city and county level, the IAFF represents federal and state employees as well as industrial emergency personnel.
The IAFF helps enforce harmonious relationships between firefighters and the entities that employ them. The union is also an active political organization and a force for promoting the best workplace safety standards for its members.
Contact Our Illinois Workers’ Comp Law Firm
GWC Injury Lawyers is one of the leading workers’ compensation law firms in Illinois because of dedication to our clients. We are well-known for our aggressive litigation style and advocacy for our union workers’ comp clients.
In addition to our main office in Chicago, we have locations throughout the state for the convenience of our union clients. We also routinely lecture at Illinois union halls on workers’ compensation and workplace rights.
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