Trucking and Professional Driver Injuries
Professional driver injuries are more common than most people think. Truckers and others in the professional driver industry are a much-needed asset to the workforce. Whether you are a professional driver transporting individuals around the city or a trucker delivering goods across the country, the work you do is crucial to the economy. As someone who drives professionally, you spend more time on the road than any other working American. This increases the risk that you will be involved in a vehicular accident on the job. If this were to happen, you’d expect the company you’ve provided services for to accurately compensate you for your work-related injuries; however, this is not always the case.
There are many instances where a business will deny your worker’s compensation claim and not fully compensate you for your losses. This is when you need to seek the counsel of a Milwaukee worker’s compensation attorney. Our experienced team of lawyers will work tirelessly to help you receive maximum compensation for your losses.
Trucker and Professional Driver Accidents
As a trucker or professional driver, you may be well-versed with navigating roadways, but you have no control over other drivers. Reckless driving by a third party can result in you being involved in a car or truck accident. This may lead to you suffering severe injuries.
Worker’s compensation laws are in place to protect the injured worker from having to pay out of pocket for work-related injuries, including those sustained in a car accident. Common vehicular accident injuries include:
- Broken bones
- Cuts, scrapes, and bruises
These injuries may require extensive medical procedures that can leave you out of work for an extended period of time. In the worst scenarios, workers cannot return to the profession they left. Many workers do not believe they are covered by worker’s compensation and accept financial responsibility for their treatments; yet what they do not realize is that over 98% of Milwaukee workers are entitled to worker’s compensation benefits. State and federal laws cover individuals in the public and private sector who may work full or part-time.
The experienced worker’s compensation attorneys at Gillick, Wicht, Gillick, & Graf have been representing the injured worker since 1948 and will fight aggressively on your behalf. We work tirelessly to ensure you receive the maximum compensation that you are entitled to by law for your work-related injuries. We also represent those seeking social security disability benefits. Contact us today at 414-257-2667 to speak with an experienced worker’s compensation attorney. You don’t pay us anything until we win your case.
You have a claim if you suffered a loss because of a job-related injury. This means that to get worker’s compensation, you have to show three things: