Most commercial truck drivers are trained professionals who work hard to deliver their payloads in a safe and timely manner. Truck drivers, like workers in any other profession, face the risk of injury. For instance, even though commercial trucks are larger than nearly every other vehicle, truck drivers still face the risk of injury or death in a motor vehicle accident. Other on-the-job injury risks include:
- Back injuries from picking up and carrying cargo or other heavy equipment
- Repetitive stress injuries
These or other injuries can keep you from working for quite some time. After an injury at work, you should strongly consider working with a workers’ comp lawyer. Trucking companies and their insurers may go to great lengths to deny your case. At Parker & Frey PLLC our skilled Fayetteville workers’ compensation attorneys can cut through the red tape to help injured truck drivers get all damages available under the law.
Helping Clients Overcome Legal Challenges
Many truck drivers are independent contractors. Due to this relationship, trucking companies may claim that they should not have to pay workers’ compensation benefits. We fully understand North Carolina’s workers’ compensation laws, and will look carefully at your relationship with your contractor or employer. Many times, independent contractors are covered by workers’ compensation. You can count on us to give you every chance to recover your medical benefits, wage benefits, and other temporary or partial disability benefits.
Our team will also file a personal injury claim on your behalf if you were injured in a car accident caused by another driver’s negligence. In a personal injury case, you could recover damages for your pain and suffering, as well as full damages for your wage losses.