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Labor Union Employees

Labor Union Members and South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Benefits

Workers’ compensation provides income and  medical benefits for labor union members who are injured in a work accident or fall ill because of their job. Most labor union members are covered through the South Carolina workers’ compensation law or through federal laws that apply to federal government workers, railroad workers, longshoremen and shipyard workers. For workers covered by the longhoremens’ act, there is concurrent jurisdiction, which means that the injured worker is covered by both the state act and the longshoremens’ act.

The amount an injured worker receives in workers’ compensation benefits can vary greatly, depending on the severity of the injury and whether the worker has an experienced South Carolina workers’ compensation lawyer advocating for them.

The experienced workers’ compensation attorneys at the Joye Law Firm have a proven track record of helping injured labor union members successfully resolve questions regarding workers’ compensation benefits. Since 1968, we have helped injured workers like you obtain full benefits and medical coverage so you can recover your health and regain control of your life.

The Joye Law Firm has offices in Charleston and Myrtle Beach. Our experienced workers’ compensation lawyers represent injured labor union members across South Carolina, including North Charleston, Mount Pleasant, Goose Creek, Summerville, and Moncks Corner.

To discuss your labor union member workers’ compensation claim at no charge, call Joye at (888) 324-3100 or fill out our free online case evaluation form.

Injured Labor Union Members Deserve Benefits

In South Carolina, 65 workers died in work-related injuries in 2010, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The fatally injured workers included 59 men and 6 women. The accidents included falls, transportation incidents, fires and explosions, contact with equipment and exposure to harmful substances. There were 14,430 cases of injuries and illnesses requiring workers to take a day off  work in 2009, according to federal data.

South Carolina is known as a right-to-work state. But South Carolina has more than 30,000 labor union members in dozens of local chapters of national labor unions. Labor unions advocate for improvements to workplace safety standards to reduce the injuries and fatalities that working people suffer on the job. So do our committed South Carolina workers’ compensation lawyers.

When labor union members get injured or develop occupational illnesses, they deserve the full workers’ compensation benefits to which they are entitled by law. We stand ready to assist injured workers’ who are members of :

  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 776 in Charleston;
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 398 in Charleston;
  • International Longshoremen’s Association Local 1771 in Charleston;
  • International Longshoremen’s Association Local 1422 in Charleston,
  • Amalgamated Transit Workers Local 610 in Charleston;
  • International Brotherhood of Boilermakers Local 687 in Charleston;
  • International Brotherhood of Boilermakers Local 76 in Mount Pleasant;
  • International Brotherhood of Boilermakers Local 229 in Mount Pleasant;
  • International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers Local 84 in North Charleston;
  • United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America Local 2221 in North Charleston;
  • International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local 333 in Charleston;
  • International Association of Fire Fighters Local 1458 in Goose Creek;
  • International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Local 2017 in North Charleston;
  • Plumbers and Pipe Fitters Union Local 421 in North Charleston;
  • Sheet Metal Workers International Association Local 399 in North Charleston;
  • United Steel Workers Local 1435 in Goose Creek;
  • United Steel Workers Local 863 in North Charleston;
  • United Transportation Union Local 407 in Goose Creek.

At the Joye Law Firm, we represent injured workers on a contingent fee basis. You do not owe us a legal fee unless we obtain compensation for you. If you have been denied workers’ compensation benefits, have a disagreement about the amount of your benefits or have suffered a permanent injury, we may be able to assist. We will meet with you at no charge to discuss your claim and workers’ compensation benefits.

Contact South Carolina Labor Union Workers’ Compensation Benefits Attorney

The experienced workers’ compensation attorneys at the Joye Law Firm have a proven track record of helping injured labor union members successfully resolve questions regarding workers’ compensation benefits. Since 1968, we have helped injured workers like you obtain full benefits and medical coverage so you can recover your health and regain control of your life.

To discuss your labor union member workers’ compensation claim at no charge, call Joye at (888) 324-3100 or fill out our free online case evaluation form.

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At the Joye Law Firm, we are dedicated to our clients and our community. When you've been seriously injured in an accident, you can trust our South Carolina Workers' Compensation Lawyers to treat you with respect and get the compensation you deserve. Just Call Joye at (888) 324-3100 or fill out a free online consultation form and talk to a lawyer today.