Workers Compensation Benefits for Chicago Carpenters

When a Chicago carpenter is injured on the job, his or her injury is often covered under the Illinois Workers Compensation Act. The law makes employers responsible for covering the necessary costs associated with their carpenters workplace injuries and illnesses.

Construction workers are among the most at-risk segments of our workforce for suffering injuries in the workplace. The attorneys at GWC Injury Lawyers have represented injured construction trade workers since 1977. We are the largest personal injury law firm in the state and represent more union workers than any other firm.

Our attorneys handle cases involving all union workers, including members of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America.

UBC: One of the Largest Construction Unions

The United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America is an AFL-CIO-affiliated union that represents building trade members in Illinois and across North America. The UBC has represented members in the construction and wood industries for more than 130 years and strives to maintain solidarity and professionalism in its vast member base.

The union was founded in Chicago in 1881 by labor leader Peter J. McGuire, who was also behind the Labor Day holiday. Today, the UBC represents a variety of construction and wood industry workers, including:

  • Carpenters
  • Drywallers
  • Floor coverers
  • Forest product workers
  • Millworkers
  • Pile drivers
  • Roofers
  • Scaffolders

Illinois members of the union are represented by the Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters and the Mid-Central Illinois Regional Council. The Chicago chapter represents more than 47,000 members in Illinois, Wisconsin and Iowa.

Representing Injured Carpenters Throughout Illinois

The legal team at GWC Injury Lawyers is passionate about helping injured carpenters and construction workers throughout Illinois. We have locations at many places throughout the state and often visit clients at union halls and events.

It is important for an Illinois carpenter to consult with an experienced personal injury law firm before embarking on the workers compensation process. There are a lot of traps that individuals and inexperienced law firms fall into that may impede workers rights to recover all of the workers compensation benefits they are entitled to.

Our law firm has the experience and financial resources to handle construction accident workers compensation cases. We have recovered more than $2 billion on behalf of our clients and have developed a strong reputation as dedicated workers comp attorneys who work tirelessly for our clients.

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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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