Chicago Steelworker Work Injury Lawyers

Chicago Trial Lawyer Louis C. Cairo

The attorneys at GWC Injury Lawyers are the leading experts in Illinois workers’ compensation law. We are one of the biggest workers’ comp and personal injury law firms in the state and have represented thousands of injured workers over the past four decades.

Our firm is well known throughout the organized labor community, and we are routinely asked to speak about workers’ compensation and worker rights at union halls. We represent more union workers, including members of the United Steelworkers, than any other firm in the state.

The United Steelworkers

The United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial & Service Workers International Union is an AFL-CIO affiliate and the largest industrial labor union in North America.

The United Steelworkers represents steelworkers and a variety of other professions, including miners, cabdrivers, nurses, teachers, public sector employees, and service industry workers. There are about 1.2 million active and retired USW members.

Issues addressed by the USW include worker pay, retirement benefits, healthcare costs, and member job security.

Workers’ Comp Representation for USW Members

USW workers who are injured on the job are typically entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Illinois workers’ comp benefits cover medical expenses related to the treatment of a workplace illness or injury. Workers’ compensation benefits are also available to cover lost wages, retraining expenses, and wrongful death.

There are many traps built into the new Illinois workers’ compensation laws that can result in a loss of benefits for an injured USW member. Workers who file claims without talking to an experienced attorney often miss a step or make misleading statements that can damage their workers’ comp cases.

The legal team at GWC Injury Lawyers is committed to helping USW members with their workers’ compensation claims. Our lawyers have recovered more than $2 billion on behalf of injured workers and their families. The combination of our aggressive trial strategy and exceptional resources has earned us a reputation for being one of the state’s premier workers’ comp and personal injury law firms.

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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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