We can meet you at one of our office locations or at your union hall across the state. We speak at union meetings and believe that it’s important to education union members about their legal rights after a work injury.
Are you a union member that has been hurt on the job in Virginia? Then call or e-mail us today for a free consultation. We have recovered tens of millions of dollars for our clients and will fight to help you get the favorable resolution and workers comp settlement you deserve.
Coordinating and Balancing Union Contracts and Collective Bargaining Agreements with Virginia Workers Compensation Law
The first step in a workers’ compensation case for a union employee is to review the union contract or collective bargaining agreement (CBA) with the help of your attorney. Usually these union contracts provide the specific method for: reporting your work injury; obtaining medical treatment at the employer’s expense; filing for wage loss benefits; filing for short term disability or long term disability; looking for and accepting light duty work with a different employer; and, receiving ancillary benefits. Though CBAs often put restrictions on union members, they also provide protections that a nonunion worker may not have with a private employer after a work accident.
One thing a CBA will not govern is who you can choose as your lawyer. Injured union workers have the right to choose their own attorney.
Corey Pollard understands that union membership and union representation involves not only complicated legal and medical matters but also politics. We will work with your union representative to make sure you receive the maximum amount of compensation and all possible benefits.
We Help Injured Workers Who Belong to the Following Organized Labor Organizations – and Many More
Here are some of the labor organizations whose members we have represented proudly:
- Amalgamated Transit Union
- American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees
- American Federation of Teachers
- Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union
- Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
- International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental, and Reinforcing Iron Workers
- International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers
- International Association of Professional Firefighters
- International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
- International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers, and Helpers
- International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
- International Brotherhood of Teamsters
- International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers
- International Union of Elevator Constructors
- International Union of Operating Engineers
- International Union of Painters and Allied Trades of the United States and Canada
- International Union of Police Associations
- Laborers’ International Union of North America
- Operative Plasterers’ and Cement Masons’ International Association of the United States and Canada
- Railroad Unions
- Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
- Sheet Metal Workers International Association
- Transportation Communications International Union
- United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States and Canada
- United Automobile, Aerospace & Agricultural Implement Workers of America International Union (UAW)
- United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial & Service Workers International Union
- United Transportation Union
- United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers
- United Food and Commercial Workers International Union
- United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America
A Virginia Attorney Who Understands How Complex Work Comp Cases are for Union Members
Many union members work in dangerous industries. Back injuries, bone fractures, brain injuries, neck injuries, and sprains and ligament tears are common. In fact union workers may suffer a higher frequency of injury because of the demands and pressure placed on them. When you add strict procedural rules on top of already stressful work situations, union member workers compensation claims can become more complex.
As your attorney we’ll fight for you regardless of whether you’ve filed a union grievance. You have rights under the Workers’ Compensation Act – and we’ll help you enforce those rights with aggressive representation.
Union Members – Schedule a Free Consultation
If you or a loved one is a union employee who has been hurt at work and needs compensation, our Richmond VA union employee lawyer is here to help. Call or e-mail us today to schedule your free consultation.