Almost all types of workplace illnesses and injuries are covered under the Illinois Workers Compensation Act. This law provides a way for workers to receive benefits for their workplace injuries, which are paid for by their employers or their employers insurers.

Workers compensation benefits can be used to pay for a variety of workplace injuries and associated costs, including:

  • Lost wages
  • Medical bills
  • Disability, partial or total
  • Wrongful death
  • Education and retraining costs
  • Permanent disfigurement or scarring

The attorneys at GWC Injury Lawyers are workers compensation experts. We have represented thousands of injured workers since 1977 and recovered more than $2 billion in damages and benefits on behalf of our clients.

We also represent more union workers, including members of the Sheet Metal Workers International Association, than any other law firm.

SMWIA: Representing Unique Members of the Building Trade

The Sheet Metal Workers International Association is an AFL-CIO-affiliated union that represents more than 150,000 skilled workers in the U.S. and Canada. The SMWIA represents workers employed in a variety of industries, including railroad, service, manufacturing, shipyard trades and the building trades.

Sheet metal workers are skilled members of the construction industry who take ordinary types of metals and transform them into specialized products. These workers are unique in the building trades because they design, produce and install their own products. The SMWIA strives to develop the skills of its members through its four-year apprentice program and extensive on-the-job and classroom training.

Issues that the SMWIA addresses include promoting fair wages, fighting for fair trade that protects workers and investment in our nations infrastructure.

Contact Our Chicago Law Firm

The legal team at GWC Injury Lawyers has earned a reputation as the top personal injury and workers compensation law firm in Illinois. We have the financial resources and large legal team necessary to litigate even the most complex cases.

It is important to consult with an experienced workers compensation law firm before filing your case. Illinois workers compensation laws require a worker to file very specific steps to obtain benefits. Any mistakes can result in a loss of benefits.

Contact us online or call 1-312-464-1234 to arrange a free consultation with one of our Chicago workers compensation attorneys. In addition to our Chicago offices, we maintain offices throughout the state and are available to meet with union members in various union halls.

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With a proven track record of success and more than $2 BILLION in courtroom victories and negotiated settlements for our clients, we have grown into the largest personal injury and workers’ compensation law firm in the entire state.


Settlement – A sheet metal worker suffered significant injuries and was eventually placed on permanent sedentary work restrictions.

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