Balancing Union Contracts With Workers' Compensation Law

When it comes to on-the-job injury cases, union workers may have certain protections that a nonunion worker may not have. For this reason, the first step in a workers' compensation case involving a union employee is to take a close look at the union contract or collective bargaining agreement with the help of an experienced attorney. These agreements frequently govern how you report work injuries, obtain and pay for medical treatment, and file for wage loss benefits and other workers' compensation benefits.

Injured union workers have a right to choose their own lawyer — whether a union lawyer or private attorney.

At the law firm of Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo, we understand the politics involved in union membership and union representation, as well as the complex legal and medical issues involved in employee injury claims. We will work with the union and with the union's injured worker to help pursue the maximum amount of compensation for the injured union worker.

We Understand The Complexity Of Union Cases

Back injuries, neck injuries, bone fractures, head injuries — union workers are susceptible to the same on-the-job injuries as nonunion workers. However, given high demands and pressure placed on union workers, work injuries can occur in higher frequency and claims for injury compensation can be more complex. It is important that proper procedures be followed in order to ensure efficient recovery of the benefits to which injured union workers are entitled.

We can stand by your side whether or not a union grievance has been filed in relation to your case. You have rights. We will stand beside you to aggressively pursue them. We know the impact that an on-the-job injury can have. We know that the law provides you with rights to help you overcome that impact.

Representing Multiple Unions

Handling work injury claims involving members of the AFL-CIO, the American Nurses Association (ANA), The International Union of Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers (BAC), the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT), the Plumbers and Pipe Fitters Union (PPF) and many other labor unions in Pennsylvania, our team of Pennsylvania labor federation lawyers is ready to take on any union employee accident case, involving all types of injured union workers such as:

  • Boilermakers
  • Bricklayers
  • Carpenters
  • Construction workers
  • Electricians
  • Engineers
  • Government employees
  • Hotel workers
  • Iron workers
  • Maintenance workers
  • Mechanics
  • Miners
  • Nurses
  • Plumbers
  • Pipe fitters
  • Police officers
  • Postal workers
  • Prison guards
  • Professional athletes
  • Steel workers
  • Teachers
  • Utility workers
  • Other union workers

Union workers are eligible for workers' compensation benefits. However, there can be differences in the ways that these benefits are managed, depending on the union. One of our experienced attorneys can advise you on your rights and options in your particular case.

A Law Firm Formed By A Workers' Compensation Judge

The Honorable Isadore Krasno formed our law firm in 1936. Since then, the attorneys at our firm have maintained a tradition of providing aggressive representation in workers' compensation cases. We take pride in our reputation for standing up for the rights of Pennsylvania's injured workers. We take pride in getting compensation for workers who need it. In fact, our law firm has earned significant recognition for our dedication and proven results. We have earned a listing as a first-tier law firm for workers' compensation firms in Pennsylvania by U.S. News & World Report — Best Law Firms Edition, 2010.

Schedule A Free Initial Consultation

If you or a family member is a union worker who has been hurt on the job and requires compensation, our Philadelphia union employee attorneys are here to help. With several convenient office locations, we are equipped to represent injured workers throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Email our workers' compensation law firm or call us at 877-794-2396 to set up a meeting with a trusted lawyer. We want to let you know about our tradition of results and how we can make you a part of it.