Transportation Company Workers
Workers’ Compensation for Transportation Companies
Tens of millions of packages are delivered in the United States every day. Without transportation companies and truck drivers, the shipping and delivery process would be inefficient. If you are one of the 3.36 million truck drivers in the US, have been injured at work, and can no longer perform your job requirements, you may be entitled to compensation.
Contact Martin Law today so we can help you with your Workers’ Compensation claim for your trucking and delivery injuries. With over 40 years of experience in Workers’ Compensation, we are one of the largest workers’ comp law firms in Philadelphia and southeast Pennsylvania that represent injured/disabled workers.
Call us at 215-587-8400 for your free consultation.
Types of Truck Drivers We Work With
According to the Strategic Organizing Center, nearly one in five Amazon delivery drivers suffered injuries in 2021. However, Amazon drivers are not the only truck and delivery drivers on the road. We work with various people in the transportation industry, including:
- Local truck drivers
- Long-haul truck drivers
- Short-haul truck drivers
- Parcel delivery drivers
Whether you’re delivering goods 200 miles away, in your neighborhood, or taking packages from warehouses to consumers, you deserve to receive workers’ compensation benefits if you are injured on the job.
Transportation Industry Accidents and Injuries
Truck and delivery drivers often work long hours in all types of conditions. Rain or shine, those in the transportation industry ensure the packages they deliver make it to their destination on time. These types of situations can lead to accidents and injuries.
Here are some of the most common accidents truck and delivery drivers experience on the job:
- Accidents with other vehicles while on the road
- Slip and falls when getting in and out of the truck or on residential and commercial properties
- Making repairs to a truck while on the road due to maintenance failures
- Straining while carrying or lifting heavy objects
These types of trucking and delivery accidents can lead to injuries, including broken bones, back injuries, shoulder injuries, and more.
If you’re injured while driving your truck or making a delivery, your employer is obligated to pay for your lost wages and medical care. Often, employers misclassify truck drivers as independent contractors, which may not be correct depending on the circumstances. Contact us after your trucking accident or delivery injury so we can help you get the benefits you deserve.
Our lawyers will educate you about your rights to workers’ compensation and ensure your benefits are calculated correctly. We can also explore your options to pursue a lawsuit against third parties for negligence, such as other drivers who caused your accident or a defect on someone’s property that lead to your injury.
Hire a PA Workers’ Comp Lawyer for Your Work-Related Injuries
Don’t assume that Workers’ Comp covers you in the event of an injury at work. Contact the experienced lawyers at Martin Law who will fight for you.
Many trucking companies are located right here in Pennsylvania. If you work for one of these companies or even work for a company that is located outside of Pennsylvania but conducts business in Pennsylvania, our attorneys can help you. We have offices across the Philly Metro area, Reading, Lehigh Valley, and the Susquehanna Valley. Your initial consultation is free, and we take no fees unless we secure benefits and/or a settlement on your behalf.
CALL TODAY FOR A FREE CONSULTATION AT 267-233-6201