Illinois Injury Attorneys Named Designated Counsel by Mexican Government for Supporting the Rights of Hispanics in the Workplace

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The Mexican government and Consulate in Chicago have named Goldberg Weisman Cairo’s attorneys Designated Counsel for representation of injured Mexican nationals in the Midwest for such activities as participating in a human rights meeting at the Mexican Consulate, holding outreach programs stressing worker safety, and supporting other programs assisting Hispanics with workplace injury issues

This work on GWC’s part is just another example of the firm’s longstanding alliance with the interests of organized labor and the firm’s commitment to protecting the rights of injured workers...particularly those from the Hispanic community.

The Mexican government and its Consulate in Chicago has named Goldberg Weisman Cairo's attorneys Designated Counsel for representation of injured Mexican Nationals in the Midwest.

Illinois personal injury attorney Lawrence T. Ruder, partner in the law firm of Goldberg Weisman Cairo (GWC) met with Martin Castro, the Chair of the United States Human Rights Commission, to discuss the rights of Hispanic workers in dangerous workplaces in the Chicago area. The meeting took place at the Mexican Consulate at the beginning of Labor Rights Week in Chicago, which was held this fall.

GWC partner, Lawrence Ruder, followed up his meeting with Mr. Castro with a labor outreach at the Father Gary Graf Center in Waukegan, IL with representatives from OSHA, the Illinois Attorney General’s office, labor unions, and the Governor’s office to assist workers with who are forced to work in dangerous construction sites and other dangerous workplaces.

"GWC has had a long-standing relationship with the Hispanic community," says Ruder. Ruder and GWC partner, Louis C. Cairo, have handled catastrophic injury and death cases for individuals and families from the Hispanic community in the Midwest for 30 years.

GWC attorneys, led by Lawrence T. Ruder, have established scholarships for Hispanic law students in need of financing their education, established free legal clinics for members of the Hispanic community in Lake, DuPage, and Cook counties, and have provided hundreds of hours of free legal services to indigent Hispanic families.

“This work on GWC’s part is just another example of the firm’s longstanding alliance with the interests of organized labor and the firm’s commitment to protecting the rights of injured workers across the state of Illinois, particularly those from the Hispanic community,” Ruder said.

About Goldberg Weisman Cairo

Goldberg Weisman Cairo is Illinois’ largest personal injury and workers’ compensation law firm, with a staff of more than 85 in its Chicago offices. The firm’s areas of practice include auto accidents, construction injuries, medical malpractice, nursing home liability, workers’ compensation, and wrongful death.

The firm was founded in 1978 with a focus on workers’ compensation claims and the civil cases related to them. Construction injury and other personal injury practice areas followed, with the firm eventually growing into one of the largest workers’ compensation and personal injury law firms in the United States. The firm has collected over $1 billion in compensation for clients.

For more information, call (800) 486-1002 or contact the firm online.

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