Schaumburg, IL Union Workers Attorneys
Workers' Compensation for Union Workers in Illinois
There are many union jobs that carry significant risk for injury including construction workers, heavy-equipment operators, electricians, factory workers, truck drivers, meat cutters, and construction workers. Union workers, like all workers in Illinois, are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits for on-the-job injuries. Union contracts, however, may provide additional benefits for injured union workers. At the Illinois workers’ compensation law firm of Grauer & Kriegel, LLC, we are experienced in handling workers’ compensation claims involving union workers. Our attorneys can help you navigate the workers’ compensation system and understand potentially overlapping benefits.
Workers’ Compensation Claims in Illinois
When you are seriously injured, your focus is naturally on your physical recovery. Your recovery is made more difficult, however, when your injury triggers financial burdens and stress. Workers’ compensation insurance is designed to help alleviate some of that stress by providing benefits for:
- Medical Expenses
- Rehabilitation Costs
- Lost Wages
- Wage Differential
- Vocational Training
These benefits are available to all workers regardless of their union membership. But union members may be able to enjoy additional benefits negotiated on their behalf by their union. For example, unions often negotiate agreements that provide greater job security for union workers who are injured on the job. Employers are not required by workers’ compensation laws to hold your position when you are unable to work because of your injury. But your union contract may prevent your employer from replacing you while you are recovering from your injuries.
Additionally, your union may have the ability to assist in the investigation of your work accident by obtaining valuable safety records and data to use as evidence to prove any third-party claim. Our attorneys have represented numerous union workers over the last 40 years with their workers’ compensation claims. We are experienced in helping union workers obtain the greatest possible resolution of their claims.
If you are a union worker, and you have been injured in a workplace accident, contact us at 847-240-9010 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your worker's compensation benefits. Our attorneys will help you sort through the benefits available to you and strategize to obtain the maximum possible financial recovery. Our firm is located in Schaumburg, Illinois just west of Woodfield Mall, and we represent clients throughout the suburbs including Cook County, DuPage County, and the surrounding collar counties.