Any member of a building trade such as pipefitting knows how important and potentially dangerous the construction industry is. All workers at construction sites and jobsites are exposed to a variety of serious injuries. The types of workplace injuries vary by jobsite, but can include injuries from falls, machinery accidents, cave-ins, and explosions.
Building industry workers are also often exposed to a variety of workplace illnesses from working with materials such as asbestos pipes. These illnesses may manifest themselves in the form of deadly cancers such as mesothelioma years after an employee has left a jobsite.
The legal team at GWC Injury Lawyers represents injured Illinois pipefitters and other building trade workers in workers’ compensation cases. We are one of the largest workers’ compensation law firms in Illinois and represent more union workers than anyone else in the state.
Our knowledge of the working conditions typical for union workers makes us better positioned to take your case. We have an aggressive litigation style to make sure we maximize the results of all of our union clients, including members of the United Association.
UA: Representing Illinois Pipefitters and Servicers
The United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States and Canada, also commonly known as the United Association (UA), is a union of workers that fabricate, install, and service piping systems. There are approximately 340,000 active UA members in the U.S. and Canada.
UA members work on a variety of construction projects and worksites, including:
- Office buildings
- Commercial buildings
- Industrial facilities
In addition to helping train the next generation of our nations pipefitters and servicers, the UA maintains an active political division that fights anti-union efforts across various states.
Contact Our Chicago Law Firm Today
The attorneys at GWC Injury Lawyers are passionate about helping construction trade workers collect all of the workers’ compensation benefits to which they are entitled. We have represented thousands of injured workers since 1977 and have recovered more than $2 billion on behalf of injured workers and their families.
Arrange a free consultation with one of our attorneys for injured construction workers by calling us at 1-312-464-1234. The convenience of our clients is important to us, so in addition to our offices in Chicago, we have locations throughout the state. We also frequently meet union workers at local union halls to discuss their cases.
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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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