Law enforcement is one of the most important and dangerous public sector jobs in Illinois. Law enforcement officers place themselves at risk for workplace injuries every time they are on patrol or respond to an emergency call.
Illinois officers who are injured in the course of duty are entitled to workers compensation benefits. Workers compensation benefits cover the reasonable and necessary medical expenses associated with an officers workplace injury or illness.
Unfortunately, Illinois workers compensation laws are stacked against injured law enforcement officers.
The attorneys at GWC Injury Lawyers are experienced in handling workers compensation claims involving injured law enforcement officers and staff. We handle workers compensation claims for all types of Illinois union workers, including the International Union of Police Associations.
IUPA: Protecting Those Who Protect Us
The International Union of Police Associations is an AFL-CIO-affiliated union that represents law enforcement officers. In addition to helping officers with collective bargaining, contract
negotiations and enforcement, the IUPA maintains one of the most comprehensive legal defense funds for its members. This fund helps provide full legal protection for its members in connection with work-related criminal and civil cases.
The IUPA has also gained a national reputation for its political activism. This union played an important role in an amendment to the Fair Labor Standards Act that bars law enforcement agencies from forcing officers to work unpaid overtime.
Representing Injured Illinois Union Police Officers in Workers Compensation Cases
Our workers compensation lawyers believe in every case we take on. The law firm of GWC Injury Lawyers has represented thousands of injured workers compensation clients since 1977 and is the most successful workers compensation law firm in Illinois.
We handle cases involving all types of police officer injuries, including:
- Brain and spine injuries
- Broken bones
- Firearm wounds
- On-the-job traffic accidents
- Post-traumatic stress
- Slip-and-fall injuries
Police officers are also covered by portions of the Public Employees Disability Act for duty-related injuries. Our attorneys can help you navigate these interrelated statutes as well as the Illinois Pension Code to make sure you receive all of the benefits you are entitled to.
Contact us online or call 1-312-464-1234 to arrange a free consultation about your case. Our experience and vast financial resources make us uniquely positioned to successfully resolve IUPA workers compensation cases promptly.