When a Chicago building trades worker is injured on the job, his or her injuries are likely covered under the Illinois Workers Compensation Act. Workers compensation benefits cover the reasonable and necessary medical expenses related to a building trade workers workplace injury. These expenses are typically covered by a workers employer or through the employers insurance companies.
To control costs, employers and insurers helped pass new Illinois workers compensation laws that contain traps for workers. These legal traps can result in a worker losing his or right to compensation.
The attorneys at GWC Injury Lawyers have practiced Illinois workers compensation law since 1977. We are the most successful workers compensation law firm in the state and specialize in helping union workers recover the benefits they are entitled to. We handle cases involving all types of union workers, including the International Union of Elevator Constructors.
IUEC: Making Chicago’s Skyscrapers Possible
The International Union of Elevator Constructors represents approximately 25,000 elevator constructors in the U.S. and Canada. The union was founded in 1901 and continues to promote the interests of its members in Illinois and throughout the country. IUEC members have helped construct elevators in many of Chicago’s most iconic buildings and make sure that residents can move between floors safely and efficiently.
There are two IUEC chapters in Illinois. Local 55 is based out of Peoria and Local 2 is in Chicago Ridge. The chapters seek to develop elevator constructors skills, promote reasonable methods of work and help their members become better citizens. In addition to fostering camaraderie between elevator constructors, the chapters also help their members find qualified job placement opportunities.
The Largest Illinois Workers Compensation Law Firm
The legal team at GWC Injury Lawyers is proud to have the largest and most successful workers compensation practice in Illinois. Our workers are very familiar with the types of work that union members do. Our understanding of your trade is one of the reasons why we are in a better position to represent you in your workers compensation claim.
We believe in each one of the workers compensation cases we take on. Our workers compensation lawyers work tirelessly to get our clients cases into court as quickly as legally possible. Many smaller firms are unable to match the financial resources and legal skill we put behind every one of our clients.
Arrange a free consultation with one of our workers compensation experts by calling us at 1-312-464-1234 or reach us online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.