TWU Local 100 Workers’ Compensation: What to Do If You’re Injured at Work

New York City could not run without the members of TWU Local 100, who operate the city’s subways and buses. These hard workers give their all to make New York City the greatest 24/7 city on earth.

But this work also puts TWU Local 100 union members at unique risk of on-the-job injuries. These injuries include falls, burns, electrocutions, repetitive stress injuries, and more. All these injuries can keep a worker off-the-job for months or even years while they recover.

When medical bills and lost wages are on the line, TWU Local 100 members deserve only the highest quality legal representation. If you were hurt while on-the-job, the attorneys of Sanders Aronova Grossman Woycik Viener & Kalant are ready to represent your best interests. We can help recover the medical benefits and union member benefits you’re entitled to.

Our workers’ comp attorneys have decades of collective experience representing union workers. We proudly represent members of TWU Local 100, Local 973, DC 37, SSEU Local 37, and many others.

To learn about your legal options, call 1-800-HURT-511 or fill out our free, no-obligation case evaluation form. An attorney will help review your options and determine the best path forward for your claim.

What Makes Union Workers’ Compensation Claims Unique

Workers compensation cases for union workers are different from non-union compensation cases. As a union worker, you have more workplace protections than those who are not in a union.

These include protection from employment termination and protection of healthcare benefits while out-of-work. Some unions will even guarantee full wages during workers’ compensation leave, as opposed to the two-thirds maximum wages provided under non-union workers’ compensation leave. This is a result of your union’s collective bargaining agreement and membership benefits.

Union workers also have union stewards who can help during the workers’ comp process. Your union steward can help with explaining workers’ comp benefits, filing for benefits, and collecting evidence of your workplace injury to strengthen your claim.

How a Union Workers’ Compensation Attorney Can Help You 

Even with union benefits, filing for workers’ compensation benefits can still be challenging.

That’s because insurance companies will often downplay your injury to save money. Other times, insurance companies will work with employers to deny or delay legitimate claims. They do this to force the worker to return to the job before they have recovered from their injury.

That’s why it is so important to work with a workers’ compensation lawyer who knows union contracts. Relying on your union steward is not enough. A union workers’ compensation attorney will fight the insurance companies on your behalf to get you the benefits you deserve.

An attorney can also help with other claims related to your injury. If you were hurt while working with a defective tool, or because of subcontractor’s negligence, you could pursue third-party injury damages. This means that a party other than your employer was responsible for your injury and must pay for the damage they cause.

An experienced union workers’ compensation attorney can help to determine if you are eligible for these types of benefits.

What To Do If You’re Injured On-The-Job

If you were injured while on-the-job as a TWU Local 100 member, the first thing you should do is seek immediate medical attention for your injuries.

Be sure to take any photographic evidence of your injury, the site of your injury, and any tools or equipment you were using during your injury. If there were any witnesses to your accident, collect their contact information. Make copies of all documents you receive from your doctor. This evidence could be essential to proving your claim.

After you’ve received medical treatment, you must report the accident to your union steward and to your employer. You must inform both parties within 90 days to be eligible to file a workers’ compensation claim, so do not delay.

You should also contact a union workers’ compensation attorney. An attorney will work with your union to make sure you receive every benefit you are entitled to.

We Represent Union Workers

The attorneys of Sanders Aronova Grossman Woycik Viener & Kalant have proudly defended the rights of union workers in New York City for decades. We will do whatever it takes to ensure injured union workers receive the medical care and benefits they need and deserve. This includes handling third-party injury claims, reviewing union collective bargaining agreements and benefits, and fighting against the insurance company if they reject or downplay your injury claim.

If you’re a TWU local 100 union worker who was injured on the job, don’t hesitate to contact us. Our attorneys will take care of every detail of the case, so you can focus on what’s most important: your health and recovery.

Call us at 1-800-HURT-511 or fill out our online form for a free, no-obligation case evaluation to discuss your legal options and learn how to proceed with your union workers’ compensation case. We will fight to recover the maximum compensation and benefits that you are entitled to.