Injuries To Truck Drivers
When a truck driver suffers an injury, whether in an accident or due to other work-related causes, that driver’s future is put in jeopardy. Many drivers have difficulty finding other work if an injury prevents them from driving any longer. Even if they are able to find a new job, the pay is often not as high as the wages they received from trucking, resulting in a significant wage loss. Wage loss opens up different possibilities for pursuing additional compensation.
At the law office of Jay Gervasi, P.A., we will explore those possibilities and help you understand what types of compensation are available. We fight aggressively on behalf of truck drivers in Greensboro and throughout central North Carolina, providing quality and personalized representation at every step of the process.
Injuries To Truckers
Our firm represents drivers who are suffering from a variety of injuries, including injuries caused by:
- Truck accidents
- Loading or unloading cargo
- Falls on uneven surfaces
- Falling off the truck
- Falls while getting into or out of the truck
- Falls while checking the hydraulic lines
The very nature of truck driving exposes drivers to possible negligence of third parties, such as other drivers. In truck accident cases, it may be possible to pursue a third-party personal injury claim in addition to workers’ compensation.
If you are a trucker who has been told by your employer that you are really an independent contractor, and therefore not entitled to compensation, do not give up. Speak with us, because it is very likely that you are not an independent contractor. With more than 30 years of experience, attorney Jay Gervasi knows the nuances of the law and fights to help his clients receive the maximum compensation to which they are entitled.