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United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers Representation

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 slip-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, and retraining benefits.

The legal team at GWC Injury Lawyers is passionate about helping Illinois workers recover compensation after workplace accidents. We are one of the biggest personal injury and workers compensation firms 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 to which they are entitled. 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 1-312-419-4791. We have offices throughout Illinois and can meet clients at union lodges for their convenience.

We Win Cases

$359,240.32

Settlement
Workers Compensation

Settlement for an injured union waste hauler, more than twice the insurance company’s initial offer.

$561,007

Workers' Compensation

For a truck driver who fractured a long bone in his foot while delivering a load of metal pipes.

$540,000

Settlement
Workers' Compensation

A 38-year-old union carpenter suffered a significant back injury while lifting an aluminum joist.

$500,000

Settlement
Workers' Compensation

A 55-year-old construction worker required right shoulder replacement surgery after a jobsite fall.

$425,000

Settlement
Workers' Compensation

A union foreman electrician sustained a neck injury with permanent work restrictions after moving a 1000-pound master bundle of pipes.

$242,657.57

Award
Workers' Compensation

A 60-year-old union carpenter injured his knee and back while working on a remodeling job.

$62,500

Settlement
Workers' Compensation

An employee of a staffing agency slipped on oil and tore his rotator cuff. After surgery, the injured worker was…

$77,000

Settlement
Workers' Compensation

A Union Waste management driver suffered a labral tear and also developed issues in the elbow both of which required…

$252,000

Settlement
Workers' Compensation

A 58 y.o operating engineer fell of a ladder and was seriosuly injured. His injuries required three years of medical…

$174,243

Settlement
Workers' Compensation

This case involved a machine operator that was tried and settled over a disputed wage loss due to restrictions that…

$175,000

Settlement
Workers' Compensation

A carpenter suffered a left shoulder injury that resulted in two surgeries and permanent restrictions. The lawyers at GWC obtained…

$85,000

Settlement
Workers' Compensation

Our client is a spanish-speaking only teacher aide with a low rate who suffered a knee injury at work. Despite…

$120,000

Settlement
Workers' Compensation

A 22 y.o worker that received her income mostly from tips broke her tib/fib in a work place accident. While…

$210,000

Settlement
Workers' Compensation

Our client was a carpenter that suffered a lower back injury that did not require surgery but resulted in permanent…

$135,000

Settlement
Workers' Compensation

A 40 year old iron worker fell from a faulty ladder while on a job site. GWC successfully obtained $135,000…

$214,777

Settlement
Workers' Compensation

A sheet metal worker suffered a lower back injury that resulted in permanent restrictions after two surgeries.

$225,000

Settlement
Workers' Compensation

A sheet metal worker sustained a left wrist and hand injury while using a hammer drill.

$225,000

Settlement
Workers' Compensation

The foot of a laborer was run over by a co-worker that was operating a back hoe. The injuries to…

$240,800

Settlement
Workers' Compensation

A stationary engineer slipped on a ladder and grabbed onto a pipe to prevent falling. Our client sustained a cervical…

$242,000

Settlement
Workers' Compensation

A 39 year old local #1 laborer felt a pop while he was pulling up some carpeting on a job.…

$140,000

Settlement
Workers' Compensation

A 41 year old factory worker suffered a back injury while lifting work materials. Both the injury and the accident…

$275,000

Settlement
Workers' Compensation

An ironworker fell at work and injured his lower back that required a two-level disc replacement. In addition to the…

$278,000

Settlement
Workers' Compensation

A 60 year old carpenter fell from a trailer while unloading work materials and injured his non-dominant left arm. While…

$280,000

Settlement
Workers' Compensation

The team at GWC obtained $280,000 settlement for a 61 year old electrician that sustained a serious shoulder injury while…

$285,000

Settlement
Workers' Compensation

Our client was a laborer that sustained a serious lower back injury that required surgery. The injury resulted in the…

$300,000

Settlement
Workers' Compensation

Injured electrician and IBEW member. Employer disputed injured electrician’s need for a knee replacement and case went to trial. The…

$310,000

Settlement
Workers' Compensation

A 39 year old laborer sustained a back injury that required two surgical procedures. The Petitioner found alternative employment out…

$147,000

Settlement
Workers' Compensation

A window installed stepped off a customer’s porch and injured his left knee. His injury developed into arthritis which prevented…

$398,000

Settlement
Workers' Compensation

A 43 year old sheet metal worker sustained multiple injuries after falling at work.

$81,000

Settlement
Workers' Compensation

An over the road truck driver sustained a serious neck injury when his truck went over a bump on I-57…

$125,000

Settlement
Workers' Compensation

The Petitioner – a CTA bus driver – accidentally ran over a pedestrian who fell into the bus path. The…

$315,000

Settlement
Workers' Compensation

A construction worker handling heavy pipeline seriously injured his back while lifting a pipe. He required severla surgeries and eventually…

$315,000

Settlement
Workers' Compensation

Our client was a pipeline construction worker that seriously injured his back while lifting a pipe. He underwent numerous surgeries…

$346,000

Settlement
Workers' Compensation

A carpenter fell while at work and sustained a cervical injury. The settlement that GWC negotiated included a funds set-aside…

$550,000

Settlement
Workers' Compensation

GWC attorney Joel Block helped to secure more than $550,000 for the injuries sustained by a carpenter after he slipped…

$579,000

Settlement
Workers' Compensation

A sheet metal worker suffered significant injuries and was eventually placed on permanent sedentary work restrictions.