Workers’ Compensation for Injured Commercial Truck Drivers

How Truck Drivers Can Determine if they are Eligible

Like all major cities, Philadelphia sees a lot of commercial trucks carrying goods to homes and businesses, and shipping products out to places around the country. The men and women who drive those trucks help keep our country going, and they do it under some of the worst circumstances possible: in bad weather, in bumper-to-bumper traffic, and on narrow roadways with double-parked cars. When a truck driver is injured during the course of his or her duties, that driver may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits to help them recover. At Larry Pitt & Associates, P.C., our experienced workers’ compensation lawyers are proud to represent commercial truck drivers, and to help them get back on the road to recovering as smoothly and as quickly as possible.

Employees vs. Independent Contractors

A number of commercial truck drivers are considered independent contractors, which means they work for whomever they want, whenever they want. Unfortunately, independent contractors are not eligible to collect workers’ compensation unless they have accepted full employment (even on a temporary basis) by an agency. In other words, if you are employed by ABC Trucking, Inc., it doesn’t matter which company you’re driving to and from: all that matters is that you are contributing to the workers’ compensation fund through your taxes, and are therefore eligible to collect benefits. If you are not working for a company or agency, you may still be able to file a third-party personal injury claim, but you cannot receive workers’ comp.

Injuries Sustained by Truckers

People talk about the types of injuries passenger vehicles sustain when they have an accident with a tractor-trailer, but they don’t spend too much time thinking about how easily truck drivers can be hurt, too. At Larry Pitt & Associates, P.C., we help truck drivers obtain workers’ compensation benefits after they have sustained:

Regardless of how or why you sustained your injury, we want to hear your story to see if we can help. Our experienced workers’ compensation attorneys represent truck drivers when they have suffered an injury while transporting goods. We work with your doctors and your supervisors to ensure that everything is filled out accurately and that your records are up-to-date. We have a long history as a union-friendly law firm, and we will handle any issues that need to be addressed with your reps as well.

Our Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Can Help If You Have Been Injured While Driving a Commercial Truck

Truck drivers can sustain serious injuries and develop life-altering health conditions just by doing their jobs. When they do, Larry Pitt & Associates, P.C. is there to protect their rights. Please call 888-748-8529 or fill out our contact form if you would like to set up a free consultation with one of our skilled Philadelphia workers’ compensation lawyers today. We are proud to serve clients in Berks CountyBucks CountyChester CountyDelaware CountyMontgomery County, and Philadelphia County.

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