The Most Common Injuries for Truck Drivers

How Do Trucking Injuries Happen? Driving a truck is a dangerous job. American truckers drive billions of miles each year on dangerous highways, work with heavy equipment, and do a lot of physical labor. There are many risks taken with this profession, and work-related injuries are very common. As personal injury and workers’ compensation attorneys [...]

Could More Owner Operators Be Entitled to Work Comp? Let’s Hope So!

Over the years, trucking companies pushed to classify employees as owner-operators. The reason us simple - to avoid paying truckers workers' compensation benefits. Trucking companies and other employers usually only have to pay workers' compensation benefits to employees (company drivers).  They generally are not required to pay benefits to owner-operators because they are considered "independent [...]

Diesel fumes cause cancer

Credit: WHO/PAHO You probably knew that diesel fumes could be bad for your health.  But now it's official.  The World Health Organization has declared that diesel exhaust does cause cancer, and placed it in the same category as “passive smoking”.  The risk of getting cancer from diesel fumes is minimal. However, since so many people [...]

Supplemental Security Income Provides Income For Hurt Truckers With Limited Resources

In our last post, we we discussed Social Security Disability (SSD) as a way for hurt truck drivers to pay bills when they cannot work.  In this segment of "Paying Bills After An Injury", we discuss a similar program called Supplemental Security Income (SSI). SSI is a federal government benefit program that pays monthly benefits [...]