When an Illinois worker is injured or becomes sick due to a work-related cause, then he or she is likely eligible for workers compensation benefits. The Illinois Workers Compensation Act provides for employer-funded benefits for workers who are injured or sickened on the job.
Although workers compensation benefits cover many categories, including medical expenses and lost wages, the workers comp system is often stacked against Chicago workers. Many injured Chicago workers are denied benefits because they fall for common traps in the Illinois workers compensation laws.
The personal injury lawyers at GWC Injury Lawyers help injured Illinois workers apply for and obtain workers compensation benefits. We are the biggest workers compensation law firm in Illinois and represent more union workers, including members of the United Auto Workers Union, than any other firm.
The United Auto Workers Union
United Automobile, Aerospace & Agricultural Implement Workers of America International Union, also known as the United Auto Workers (UAW), represents more than 390,000 active members across North America. The UAW also has more than 600,000 retired workers across the country.
In addition to auto manufacturers and auto parts workers, the UAW represents a diverse swath of the American workforce, including:
- Aerospace and defense
- Higher education
- Public sector employees
- Nurses and health aides
- Construction equipment manufacturers
The UAW is one of the most active unions in Illinois and the country. The union has pioneered some of the most innovative collective bargaining contracts, including the first cost-of-living allowances and the first employer insurance plan for industry workers.
Contact Our Chicago Work Injury Lawyers
Our attorneys have recovered more than $2 billion on behalf of our workers compensation and personal injury clients. We have an aggressive approach to litigation and often find viable third-party claims that other law firms miss.
We believe in treating all of our union clients with the respect and dignity they deserve. As part of this commitment, we use our significant financial resources and large legal team to expedite our clients claims. This is because we believe in resolving our clients claims to maximize their recovery as efficiently as we can.