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Pekin workers' comp lawyers for union member injuries

Attorneys for Construction Accidents Involving Union Members in Springfield, Decatur, and Peoria

Construction workers face a wide variety of risks at job sites, and construction accidents can lead to serious injuries that affect a person's health, well-being, and ability to continue earning an income. While all workers have options for receiving financial compensation for work-related injuries, those who are union members may need to address a variety of additional legal concerns. A skilled personal injury lawyer can provide representation for injured union workers, helping them meet their legal requirements and protecting their rights to receive benefits that address the ways their injuries have impacted their lives.

At Kanoski Bresney, we have been providing legal help to injury victims for over 40 years, and we have helped our clients receive more than $400 million in settlements, jury verdicts, and workers' compensation claims. We have represented members of multiple different unions throughout the state of Illinois, and with our understanding of the legal issues that affect union member benefits, workers' comp, and third party claims, we can make sure victims and their families will have the financial resources they need.

Legal Issues Affecting Union Worker Injuries

Both union and non-union employees can suffer serious injuries in construction accidents. These may include fall injuries that occur because of collapsing ladders or scaffolds, electrocution injuries caused by faulty wiring, brain injuries caused by falling objects, amputations that occur when a person's limbs are entangled in defective tools or equipment, or serious bodily harm to a person who is struck or run over by construction equipment. While all employees have protections that allow them to receive compensation for work-related injuries, union workers may be able to receive additional benefits, such as compensation through a union welfare fund.

In some cases, labor union members may be hesitant to report an injury or file a workers' compensation claim, since they may worry that doing so will lead to the loss of their job or that a claim may affect their union benefits. However, all workers have the right to workers' comp benefits, and reporting an injury should not affect a person's union membership status or the benefits they can receive from a union.

The procedures that union workers will need to follow when making a workers' comp claim may differ from those followed by other employees, so it is important to work with an attorney who understands union policies and the laws surrounding workers' compensation. In some cases, unions will provide members with legal representation, but employees have the right to be represented by their own attorney. By working with a lawyer who is not affiliated with a union, workers can be sure their best interests will be represented as they make a workers' compensation claim or pursue third-party claims against any other parties who may have been responsible for their injuries.

At Kanoski Bresney, we have represented members of many different unions in central Illinois, including:

  • Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and trainmen (BLET) Division 602
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 34, 146, 193, 601, and 649
  • Teamsters Local 26, 700, and 916
  • Ironworkers Local 46 and 112
  • Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 63, 137, and 353
  • Roofers Local 69
  • Elevator Constructors Local 55
  • Mid-Central Illinois Regional Council of Carpenters
  • International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 649

Contact Our McLean County Union Member Injury Attorneys

If you are a union member who has been injured at work, you will need to take the right steps to protect your rights to receive benefits and financial compensation. Our lawyers can ensure that all the correct procedures are followed, and we will work with you to determine whether you can pursue additional compensation through a personal injury lawsuit against a negligent employer, equipment manufacturer, or someone else who was responsible for your injuries. Contact us today at 888-U-COUNT-2 or 888-826-8682 to arrange a complimentary consultation. We assist with work-related injuries in Illinois, including Macon County, Peoria County, McDonough County, Bloomington, Rushville, Macomb, Springfield, Champaign, Adams County, McLean County, Peoria, Sangamon County, Decatur, Tazewell County, Champaign County, Quincy, Pekin, and Schuyler County.

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