Railroad Unions | Romanucci & Blandin

The railroad unions make up one of the largest industry groups in the county. The union provides a variety of services to its members, including, but not limited to, resolving grievances with management, health insurance and developing and enforcing collective bargaining agreements.

Railroad unions include:

  • American Train Dispatchers Association
  • Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen
  • Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes
  • Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
  • Brotherhood of Railway Carmen
  • International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
  • International Brotherhood of Boilermakers
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
  • National Conference of Firemen & Oilers
  • SMART-Mechanical Division
  • SMART-Transportation Division
  • Transport Workers Union of America
  • Transportation Communications Union

Litigation Leaders in Labor Unions and Workers’ Compensation

Workplace injuries can cause serious injury and damage to you or a loved one. Finding a lawyer to help you through the process will help you obtain compensation to cover medical expenses and loss of income during your recovery.

Romanucci & Blandin is recognized for its skill and tenacity in achieving maximum results on workers’ compensation claims. The firm's Labor Union and Workers’ Compensation attorneys are experienced in this practice area with a highly successful case track record.

We understand how disruptive industrial and work-related accidents can be to workers and their families, and we strive to ensure a steady and uninterrupted stream of compensation benefits through settlement or arbitration.

Frank A. Sommario, a senior partner, handles and oversees workers' compensation cases at the firm. He is a Past President of the Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Association (WCLA) and is a CPA.

Differences Between Workers’ Compensation and FELA

The Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) typically covers railroad workers in Illinois, in a system that works differently than workers’ compensation. FELA cases usually take place in state or federal courts, where workers’ compensation cases are more commonly overseen by administrative boards.

Illinois railroad workers are generally covered under the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA), which is a different system than workers’ compensation. There are many differences between FELA and workers’ compensation benefit cases. FELA cases are generally held in state or federal court whereas workers’ compensation cases tend to be heard by administrative boards.

The benefits of FELA can be greater than workers’ compensation benefits, but proof must be given that shows negligence on the railroad company’s part that contributed to the injury. With Illinois Workers’ Compensation law, the injured employee does not have the burden of proving the negligence of their employer.

Labor Union and Workers’ compensation attorneys serving Cook County, DuPage County and all of Illinois state

The following is a list of the types of workers’ compensation cases we handle for our clients:

  • Construction Workers’ Injury
  • Occupational Disease cases
  • Repetitive Trauma Injuries 
  • Third-Party Causes of Action
  • Food Industry Workers’ Injuries
  • Railroad Worker (FELA) Injuries
  • Airline Worker Injuries
  • Shipping/Trucker Worker Injuries
  • Office Worker Injuries
  • Healthcare Worker Injuries
  • Warehouse Worker Injuries
  • Work-related injury, illness or loss of a loved one
  • Head injuries
  • Back and spinal injuries
  • Joint injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Disabling injuries

Free consultation with a Chicago-based labor union, workplace injury and workers' compensation lawyer

The labor union, workplace injury and workers’ compensation attorneys at Romanucci & Blandin have proven successes in these types of cases. If you or a loved one has suffered injury or wrongful death, please contact our office at info@rblaw.net, 312-458-1000 or click here for a free evaluation of your case. There is never a fee until you are compensated for your injuries at the end of the case.

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