The food and service industries are among the most difficult places for Illinois residents to work. In addition to having some of the longest hours among American workforce members, food and service industry employees are often exposed to a wide array of workplace hazards such as slippery floors, hot liquids and fall hazards.

When an Illinois food or service industry worker is injured, he or she is typically entitled to receive workers compensation benefits. Workers comp benefits cover reasonable medical expenses associated with a workplace illness or disease and other benefits such as disability, lost wages and retraining expenses.

GWC Injury Lawyers is the largest personal injury law firm in the state. We represent injured Chicago food and service industry workers, including those represented by local unions. In fact, we represent more union workers than any other Illinois law firm, including members of UNITE HERE!

Promoting Social and Economic Justice: UNITE HERE! members

UNITE HERE! is a union that represents workers throughout Illinois and the country who work in the food service, gaming, airports, hotels and textile industries. The membership of UNITE HERE! is highly diverse and includes large percentages of African-Americans, Latinos, Asian-Americans and women.

The union is highly active in promoting livable wages among its workers. In addition to wage disputes, UNITE HERE! also promotes issues of racial equality in the workplace and improved working conditions for its members.

Contact Our Illinois Workers Compensation Law Firm

Our Chicago based workers compensation lawyers are dedicated to helping injured Chicago food and service industry employees collect the workers compensation benefits they are entitled to. The workers that UNITE HERE! represents are often overlooked by other law firms that practice workers compensation law. We know how important obtaining workers comp benefits is to all Illinois workers, which is why no case is too complex or too small for us to handle.

Contact us online or call 1-312-464-1234 to arrange a free consultation with a member of our legal team. We have several offices throughout the state for our clients convenience.

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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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