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 worker’s workplace injury. These expenses are typically covered by a worker’s employer or through the employer’s insurance company.
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 one of the most successful workers’ compensation law firms in the state and specialize in helping union workers recover the benefits to which they are entitled. 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 United States 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.
One of the Largest Illinois Workers’ Compensation Law Firms
The legal team at GWC Injury Lawyers is proud to have one of the largest and most successful workers’ compensation practices 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 resolved 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 by reaching us online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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Settlement – A sheet metal worker suffered significant injuries and was eventually placed on permanent sedentary work restrictions.
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