Whether an individual drives a regular truck, a semi, or operates another large vehicle, truck drivers need to know about all resources available to them in the event that they are injured on the job. Truck driver injuries range from crashes to falls to pain caused by repetitive motion. If you work as a truck driver and suffer an injury while at work, it is imperative that you are prepared to file for workers’ compensation benefits.
Trucker drivers who suffer work-related injuries can file for workers’ compensation in North Carolina on their own, but it may be helpful to hire a legal professional to help with the process. The assistance of a North Carolina Board Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialist may help you recoup the maximum amount of workers’ compensation benefits you may entitled to receive due to your work-related injury. Here are some important points to know about workers’ compensation for trucker drovers in North Carolina.
Trucker Injuries Vary Based on Type and Severity
Truckers may face a variety of injuries. Loading and unloading, driving, and sitting can all result in different shoulder, back, and other types of pain. Brain injuries, ear injuries, and eye injuries are even possible. The severity of these injuries can range from annoying to serious and life-altering.
While truckers might not always have to miss work as a result of their job-related injury, they may still need medical care. Whatever the situation, it is important that truckers immediately report work-related injuries to their employer to ensure their eligibility for workers’ compensation benefits.
Need Versus Benefits
People who have not been injured severely enough to require time off from work may not qualify for wage replacement, but they may still qualify for benefits due to the injury and medical care.
Be Prepared to Fight for Your Rights
When workers’ compensation cases go perfectly, injured workers simply receive the benefits and compensation to which they are entitled. Unfortunately, this is not always the case and and workers’ compensation claims will sometimes be denied.
If you are injured on the job, the best thing to do is to hire a legal representative who is experienced and knowledgeable about workers’ compensation claims for trucker drivers.
Truckers in North Carolina Need Cardinal Law Partners
The Board Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialists at Cardinal Law Partners have represented truck drivers in North Carolina. Let us help you fight for your rights and get you the financial compensation you deserve.
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