Skilled Personal Injury Attorney in Missouri & Illinois
Missouri and Illinois are perhaps the greatest trucking hubs in the country. For nearly 50 years, the attorneys at Hurt Trucker have helped injured trucker drivers who live or work in Missouri and Illinois recover the personal injury and workers’ compensation benefits they are owed. We currently have offices in St. Louis and Southwest Missouri, representing injured truckers throughout Missouri and Illinois. Our Missouri and Illinois injury attorneys are here for you when you need us.
At Hurt Trucker, we understand the unique challenges injured truckers face after an accident. We have seen firsthand how costly medical bills can pile up and how difficult it is to file insurance claims or seek other legal remedies. That’s why we’ve made it our mission to fight for injured truckers and help them receive the compensation they deserve.
Our attorneys have many years of experience handling a variety of injury cases, including those involving:
- Truck accident injuries
- Accidents resulting from defective equipment or dangerous road conditions
- Workplace injuries, such as those resulting from slip-and-fall accidents
- Negligence or wrongful death claim
No matter how complex your personal injury case is, you can trust the attorneys at Hurt Trucker to provide legal representation tailored to your unique situation. We understand truckers’ rights and will fight to protect them. Contact us today for a free consultation. We’ll let you know how we can help and your legal options.
How We Can Help with Your Illinois & Missouri Personal Injury Lawsuits
Our experienced attorneys will provide you with the personal attention and legal expertise you need to get back on your feet. We’ll guide you through every step of the process and handle all aspects of your claim, including:
Filing Workers’ Compensation & Injury Claims in Missouri & Illinois
When you are hurt on the job, time is of the essence. Each state handles accidents and injury claims differently, and essential timelines can affect your personal injury claim to compensation.
Missouri and Illinois have statute limitations on filing personal injury and accident claims. Under Missouri personal injury statute, truckers must notify their employers within 30 days of suffering the injury or risk losing the right to receive workers’ compensation benefits. Illinois truckers have 45 days after the incident to report their injury.
In addition to reporting the injury, truck drivers in Missouri and Illinois must also file their workers’ compensation claims within a specific timeframe. In Missouri, truckers must file a claim with Missouri’s Division of Workers’ Compensation within two years of the injury date or the date of the last payment made by the employer or their workers’ comp insurance, whichever is later.
In Illinois, truckers must file a claim with the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Coalition (IWCC) within three years of the injury or two years of the last payment. Truckers may receive an extension if the employer or insurer does not file their injury report promptly.
Both states use a “comparative negligence” method to determine how much a settlement will pay after an accident occurs. The attorneys at Hurt Trucker are familiar with state and federal laws and regulations, and we can help you understand your rights as an injured trucker.
Investigate Your Injury in Missouri & Illinois
Our attorneys will review the facts of your case and investigate every detail to ensure that fault is accurately determined. We understand how important it is for an injured truck driver to receive compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. We’ll provide a thorough investigation of your case to determine how the accident happened and who is responsible.
Negotiate with Insurance Companies in Missouri & Illinois
Insurance companies often try to limit the compensation they owe truckers by denying valid claims, delaying payments, or making a lowball settlement offer. Our lawyers understand how insurance companies work and will fight to help you get the maximum compensation you deserve. We’ll negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf to ensure you receive total and fair compensation for your personal injury lawsuit.
Contact Us Today for Help With Your Illinois & Missouri Personal Injury Cases
Hurt Trucker Attorneys understands how workers’ compensation and personal injury claims work in both Missouri and Illinois. If we represent you, we will help you prove cause and liability and aggressively seek maximum compensation for your personal injury cases. We will not receive a fee until you receive the compensation you deserve.