If you operate a truck, you recognize the dangerous nature of your job. Injuries are prevalent among drivers. Long periods behind the wheel are followed by heavy physical exertion from loading and unloading. We work with injured truck drivers regularly and understand the job is both mentally and physically demanding.
Should I file a claim for my injury?
Half of the injuries sustained from truck operating fall under the category of strains and sprains. If you have been injured on the job, you may think it will just go away with time. Ignoring a small pulled muscle and continuing to use your body while it is in pain can lead to a serious injury you can have for the rest of your life.
What are my rights to Workers’ Compensation?
In North Carolina, you have the same rights whether you are an independent contractor or an employee of the company. Be sure the truck you operate is licensed by a governmental motor vehicle regulatory agency. From a minor injury to a major truck accident, you are entitled to Workers’ Compensation when you sustain an injury while on the job. If you have sustained an injury while performing the duties of your job as a truck driver, consider coming in to visit with the Workers’ Compensation attorneys at White & Stradley LLP. We can provide you with a confidential consultation concerning any trucking job related injury. It is important for you to understand your rights.