Medicare Provides Medical Care For Disabled Truckers Who Are Eligible For Benefits

In this installment of "Getting Medical Care After an Injury," we discuss Medicare. As discussed in prior posts, hurt truckers have a difficult time getting medical care. Trucking companies often fire injured truck drivers causing them to lose health insurance and then deny workers' compensation medical benefits. As discussed in prior posts, Medicaid is a program [...]

Medicaid Can Help Some Hurt Truckers Get Medical Care

Our first post on getting medical care after an injury discussed workers' compensation benefits.  In this post, we discuss medical care benefits available under Medicaid. Hurt truck drivers face many obstacles in receiving medical care.  Trucking companies often fire truckers who are injured and cannot work.  When fired, the truck driver loses employment benefits, including health [...]

Leg and Foot Injuries Are Painful And Can Prevent Truckers From Working

In our prior post on common trucking injuries, we discussed shoulder, elbow and wrist injuries.  In this post, we discuss common leg and foot injuries that prevent truckers from working. Leg and foot injuries can be debilitating and can take a truck driver months – or even years – to recover, and with certain injuries [...]

Does Your Trucking Company Treat You Like Its Most Valuable Resource?

Does your trucking company treat you like their most valuable resource?Has anyone else come across a trailer with this message?  We recently snapped this picture just outside of Joplin, Missouri.  The trailer has an important message - truck drivers really are the most valuable resource of any trucking company.  Without truck drivers, goods wouldn't move, [...]

Shoulder, Elbow, and Wrist Injuries Are Painful Injuries That Prevent Truckers From Working

Shoulder, elbow and wrist injuries (often referred to upper extremity injuries) are common among professional truck drivers.  The injuries can be terribly painful and can make working as a professional truck driver impossible.  For example, a trucker with a torn rotator cuff or nerve damage or impingement in the wrist or elbow may be unable [...]

Trucking Companies Are Required To Pay For Medical Care For Truckers Injured In Work Related Accidents

Hurt truck drivers often face overwhelming obstacles in receiving medical care.  Trucking companies often fire truckers who are injured and cannot work.  When fired, the truck driver loses employment benefits, including health insurance benefits.  The trucker can retain health insurance coverage for a period of time by paying for COBRA benefits, but those benefits are [...]