Union Worker Injuries & Workers’ Compensation
Providing Injured Workers in Santa Ana the Guidance They Need
Like any other employee, when a union worker becomes ill or injured as a result of his or her occupation, they are entitled to receive crucial benefits that can cover their medical bills and lost wages. Unlike most other workers, however, union workers are generally given more rights and protections than most other traditional employees and might even be entitled to additional benefits provided under the Union Welfare Fund. To ensure you receive the benefits you deserve, make sure you hire a workers’ compensation attorney as soon as possible. At Ufkes & Bright, our Santa Ana team of workers’ compensation attorneys are here to provide the effective representation to ensure you need to protect your rights.
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What is a Union Welfare Fund?
It is not uncommon for labor unions to have a Union Welfare Fund, or a program similar to this, consisting of funds contributed by employers and managed by union trustees. In the event that a union worker sustains a work-related illness or injury, these funds are used to pay workers in addition to the benefits they receive from traditional workers’ compensation and typically cover a vast range of expenses, such as:
- Work-related injuries
- Health care
- Dental care
- Paid leave
- Disability payments
- Life insurance
Other Union Worker Benefits
Moreover, union workers are subject to the terms of a labor contract, which sets forth rights regarding wages, work hours, procedures regarding how grievances are reported, and other rights that employers must honor. Union representatives can even request information from employers that could potentially assist in workers’ compensation claims. This includes:
- Safety records
- Data concerning toxic substances
- Prior workplace injuries
Depending on the union a worker belongs to, there might some stipulations regarding how benefits are managed. Reach out to a knowledgeable attorney today to ensure you fully understand your rights, so that your interests are protected.
Workers’ Compensation Attorneys in Santa Ana
If you are a union worker and recently sustained an injury while on the job, it is important that you seek the skilled assistance of a workers’ compensation attorney to ensure that you are able to obtain all of the benefits to which you are entitled. At Ufkes & Bright, our legal team in Santa Ana is backed by over 50 years of experience in representing injured workers, which we will use to your advantage.
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