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Injured truckers have a right to workers’ compensation benefits

On Behalf of | Oct 31, 2020 | Workers' Compensation

Truck drivers in general have a bad reputation as far as road safety goes. However, most of these drivers practice caution behind the wheel. They also work extremely hard and are at risk for a variety of injuries. Like most other workers in and around Greensboro, North Carolina, they need financial relief when an injury affects their lives.

The risk of suffering a work-related injury is an unfortunate fact for those who drive commercial vehicles for a living. Workers’ compensation helps all employees, including truckers, reduce the financial effects of an on-the-job injury. In other words, the program offers invaluable benefits to those harmed at work.

Long ago, the government realized that the best way to address work injuries was to develop a system of recompense for employees. Therefore, most North Carolina employers are required to provide workers’ comp insurance. The system prevents workers from suing their employers while also giving the victim financial relief in the wake of an injury.

Unfortunately, we have seen how the trucking industry can fail its employees, including drivers, when they suffer a work injury. For example, trucking companies are infamous for emphasizing “business as usual” regardless of the situation. This approach may intentionally or even unknowingly pressure workers into not pursuing workers’ compensation.

Our attorneys understand how wrong this is and how unfair it is to drivers. As such, we enjoy helping injured truckers find an effective solution when they are harmed while working. Part of the way attorneys help is by guiding truckers through the process of filing a successful claim. We can also help when a valid claim results in a denial of benefits.

Please, continue reviewing our web content to learn more about your rights as an injured truck driver.