The Illinois Workers Compensation Act covers virtually every worker who is hired or injured in the state. The act obligates employers to provide benefits for the reasonable medical expenses arising out of a workplace accident or illness. Most employers provide workers compensation benefits through an insurer, although some large companies are self-insured.

The majority of job-related injuries and diseases are covered by workers compensation. Workers who suffer a workplace illness or disease must promptly notify their employer, even if the full extent of the injury or illness is not clear. Failure to do so might result in the loss of a claim.

The attorneys at GWC Injury Lawyers have practiced workers compensation law in Illinois since 1977. We are the states largest workers compensation and personal injury law firm. Our firm also represents more union members in workers compensation claims than any other firm in the state. We have represented all types of union workers, including members of the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers.

The BAC: Americas Oldest Union

The International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers is the oldest continuous union in the United States. The BAC represents highly skilled trowel trades craftworkers such as plasterers, stone and marble masons, bricklayers and caulkers. The BAC follows a regional structure. Illinois BAC members fall into the North Central region.

For almost 150 years, the BAC has worked to improve the quality of its members lives, both on and off the job. The BAC helps promote fair benefits and wages in addition to workplace safety.

Workers Compensation Attorneys Handling Trowel Trade Accidents

Trowel trade workers and craftsmen face many workplace hazards on a daily basis. Workplace accidents can occur even at the most well-run worksites, resulting in a potential workers compensation claim.

The legal team at GWC Injury Lawyers has the financial resources and legal skill necessary to handle your workers compensation claim. No case is too large or too

small for us to handle because we know how important the resolution of workers compensation claims is to our clients. We have handled cases involving all types of injuries, including amputations, broken bones, brain injuries, soft tissue damage, sprains, slip-and-falls and on-the-job car accidents, among others.

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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 the largest personal injury and workers’ compensation law firm 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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