Chicago Workers’ Compensation Attorneys for Union Workers

Chicago Trial Lawyer Louis C. Cairo

In Illinois, employers pay for the costs of a workplace injury or illness under the state workers’ compensation program. Many people associate workers’ compensation benefits with medical expenses, but the benefits can also include reimbursement for lost wages, wrongful death of a loved one, permanent or total disability, and retraining programs.

The Chicago workers’ compensation law firm of GWC Injury Lawyers is one of the largest workers’ compensation and personal injury firms in Illinois. We represent more union workers than any other law firm and handle cases involving all types of unions, including the Transportation Communications International Union (TCU) and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW).

TCU: A Union with a Proud History

The Transportation Communications International Union represents approximately 46,000 members, mostly employed within the transportation industry. In 2005, the TCU voted to merge with the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. The merger was completed in early 2012.

Many former TCU members, especially retirees, continue to associate with the TCU brand after the merger. Although officially part of the IAMAW, the TCU still operates as a semi-autonomous entity. The union has divisions for airway supervisors and railway workers, and it represents truck drivers, accountants, secretaries, police officers, and clerks, among other occupations.

Contact Our Experienced Chicago Lawyers Today

The legal team at GWC Injury Lawyers has the resources and experience necessary to successfully litigate workers’ compensation claims. Illinois law requires workers to complete very specific steps to successfully obtain workers’ compensation benefits.

We have seen many Illinois workers lose their rights to benefits because they made a mistake in filing their own claims or entrusted their workers’ comp claim to a law firm that is not experienced in workers’ comp or personal injury law.

Consult with one of our Chicago workers’ comp attorneys by calling us at 1-312-464-1234. We offer free consultations at our Chicago offices and other locations throughout the state. We also meet with clients in many union halls for their convenience.

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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 one of the largest personal injury and workers’ compensation law firms 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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