Union Worker Injury Claims
Explore Your Legal Rights with Our Help
Are you a union worker who was hurt on the job? You might know that you have some right to compensation for your injuries and damages due to information distributed by your union. But you might not know how to access the compensation and benefits because of all the nuances with union rules and workers’ compensation laws.
You can depend on McHargue & Jones, LLC in Chicago for comprehensive legal assistance and counsel if you have any questions about workers’ compensation for injured union workers. We are highly experienced in all matters related to workers’ comp cases and lawsuits, including those that become heavily complicated due to union involvement. Trust in us and focus on your recovery. We’ll get to work with all these legal details.
We proudly offer our services to workers in all sorts of labor unions, such as:
- Police officers
- Corrections officers
- Grocery store workers
- Factory workers
Do Union Workers Get Workers’ Comp?
Union membership does not preclude a worker from workers’ compensation benefits as required by the state. As long as you qualify for workers’ compensation under Illinois law, you should still be covered when you join a labor union.
The difference is that unions often get involved in the benefits given to their members by negotiating with employers and corporations. Unions can create collective bargaining agreements that describe these benefits, which might include workers’ compensation benefits. If you need to get workers’ compensation after being injured at work, and you belong to a union, then you may need to read the collective bargaining agreement to understand how to pursue your owed benefits.
Our attorneys are no strangers to collective bargaining agreements and labor contracts, as well as the legalese that goes into them. We would be happy to help you understand what workers’ comp benefits are available to you through your employer’s insurance policy and any additional policies through your union membership.
Can Union Workers Hire Their Own Attorneys?
Another thing to consider when you need workers’ compensation as an injured union worker is that the union might have attorneys available to help you with your case. You might even be required to first work with the union’s lawyers or at least consult with them. At McHargue & Jones, LLC, we believe in full honesty and transparency. If we determine that a union-provided attorney would be a better fit for your case, then we will tell you. Of course, if we think your case would progress better with us handling it, we’ll let you know. We want what is best for you!
To Pursue the Most Benefits, Work with Us
Let’s not lose much more time thinking about how to get you workers’ compensation benefits after a work-related injury. Today, we can start discussing what to do to actually make that happen. We are proud allies of all workers, whether they are in unions or otherwise.
Please contact us now to get a free case evaluation with our Chicago union worker injury attorneys.