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 [...]

Three Questions Hurt Truck Drivers Ask About Personal Injury Lawsuits And Workers’ Compensation

A truck driver recently reached out to us and asked three questions: What is the difference between Workers Compensation and Personal Injury         cases? Can you have both types going at the same time? How do you file a civil (Personal Injury) suit? These are important questions we often get from hurt truck [...]

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 [...]

Disability Insurance Can Help Truck Drivers Pay Bills After An Injury

In our last segments on “Paying Bills After an Injury,” we discussed workers' compensation and workers' compensation benefits.  We continue the segment in this post by discussing disability insurance policies. Disability insurance policies are sold by private insurance companies such as Aetna and the Hartford Financial. These policies pay benefits in the event you become [...]

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 [...]