America’s transportation workers help keep our economy humming by transporting a variety of goods and products throughout our city and throughout the country. Our retail, service, and other industries rely on these drivers every day. Unfortunately, transportation is also one of the most dangerous industries in the US – accounting for more than 38% of fatal occupational injuries each year.
Motor vehicle accidents are one of the leading causes of death in the United States. Each day, transportation workers are at risk of being involved in a serious accident while on the clock. Even when these drivers follow all traffic laws and drive responsibly, there is always the risk of another careless driver causing an accident which results in serious injuries or even death.
Transportation workers who get injured while on-duty qualify for workers’ compensation benefits, which provide financial assistance for medical bills and a portion of lost wages. However, many injured transportation have difficulty applying for and receiving the benefits to which they’re entitled. Employers and insurance carriers may deny claims and some workers may be overwhelmed by the complicated nature of the process.
Additionally, these benefits don’t always provide adequate compensation for serious injuries. Victims of serious accidents caused by negligent drivers may have the option to recover additional damages in a personal injury lawsuit.
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Banville Law’s work injury lawyers are proud to help all types of transportation workers and professional drivers recover the financial compensation they deserve. We understand how the benefits process works for employees in both the private and the public sectors.
Our attorneys have experience helping workers in the following occupations:
We’re prepared to help all types of professional drivers earn the compensation they need while they’re recovering from serious work injuries.
Like in any other car accident, injured transportation drivers may sue when another party’s negligence caused the accident. Negligence is a legal term which means a failure to act in a reasonably safe way and endangering others in the process.
For example, if you were delivering food for a restaurant and were hit by a driver who ran through a red light, your insurance would cover your initial medical expenses and lost wages. But a personal injury lawsuit could help recover additional damages, including:
Filing a lawsuit is often necessary for serious injuries, as insurance policy cap limits often prevent victims from recovering the full compensation they need.
If your injury is severe enough to prevent you from going back to work for at least 12 months, you may qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. Applying for these benefits is similar to workers’ compensation, as you must provide plenty of medical evidence to support your claim. These cases are also very difficult to win without legal guidance.
We understand how painful it is to unexpectedly lose a loved one in a tragic accident. At the very least, your family should not have to worry about supporting yourselves while you’re grieving. Workers’ compensation provides death benefits for surviving families of fatal work accidents. Additionally, you may have grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit against the negligent driver who caused the accident with your loved one. We can help you make sure your finances are in order during this difficult time.
Seeking compensation for transportation work injuries is a complicated process. While workers’ compensation is the sole option for financial compensation in most other industries, work accidents involving negligent drivers add another layer of complexity to the situation. Many injured transportation drivers may have grounds for a personal injury claim in addition to the workers’ compensation benefits they’re entitled to.
In order to secure the maximum compensation you’re entitled to, it’s usually necessary to have your case reviewed by an experienced work injury lawyer. Legal counsel is useful both for navigating the workers’ compensation process and for determining who was at fault for causing your accident.
At Banville Law, our we have injury lawyers who specialize in both personal injury and work injury matters. Our team is prepared to work together so that you have all of the financial assistance you need while you recover from your injury. Call us today to schedule a free consultation, so we can begin planning your next steps.
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