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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

Trucking and Your Back – A Painful Combination

Back pain is common in our country.  Over 80% of Americans have complained of back pain at some point in their lives.  For truck drivers, back injuries are even more common and the pain can make it impossible to continue driving a truck. Hurt Trucker Attorneys Back Injuries The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that [...]