Chicago Roofer Work Injury Lawyers
The building trade has historically been one of the most dangerous occupations in Illinois. Construction workers can face a variety of workplace injuries ranging from slips and falls to crushing injuries and amputations.
The majority of Illinois construction accidents result in workers compensation claims. Under the Illinois Workers Compensation Act, an employer has to pay for costs associated with its construction workers workplace injuries. Workers compensation benefits often include medical expenses, lost wages, funds for disfigurement or scarring, disability benefits and retraining benefits.
The legal team at GWC Injury Lawyers is passionate about helping Illinois workers recover compensation after workplace accidents. We are the biggest personal injury and workers compensation firm in the state and we represent more union workers than anyone else. We have successfully litigated workers comp cases on behalf of all types of Chicago union workers, including members of the United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers.
United Roofers: Representing Illinois Roofers and Allied Workers
The United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers is an AFL-CIO-affiliated union that represents approximately 22,000 members spread over nine regional districts. The United Union of Roofers in Illinois has its own district.
In addition to providing training and apprenticeship opportunities to its members, the United Union of Roofers is committed to improving workplace safety standards at its members job sites.
Legal Representation for Injured Chicago Roofers
It is important for injured workers to consult with an experienced workers compensation firm about their case. Workers compensation laws contain many traps that can deprive roofers of all the benefits they are entitled to. This is because employers and their insurers want to do everything in their power to limit their exposure to paying for serious workplace injuries.
The attorneys at GWC Injury Lawyers have represented injured construction workers for nearly four decades. We have obtained more than $2 billion on behalf of our clients, which is why we have the financial resources to litigate even the most complex workers compensation and third-party cases.
Arrange a free consultation with our workers compensation lawyers by calling us at 1-312-464-1234. We have offices throughout Illinois and can meet clients at union lodges for their convenience.