Michigan Truck Driver Injury Lawyer
Compensation for Truck Drivers After a Trucking Accident
Professional truck drivers have extremely demanding jobs, often working long hours and dealing with many hazards both on and off the road. At the Adler Firm, PLLC, our Michigan truck driver injury attorney is prepared to consult with and advise you after a trucking accident or any on-the-job injury. Our decades of experience extend across thousands of complex workers’ compensation and personal injury claims.
However it happened, an injury on the job could put your immediate or long-term future as a trucker in doubt. It can be critical to take fast action and get a dedicated attorney on the case, not only to protect your workers’ compensation claim but also to look intently for other potential sources of financial compensation.
Do Truck Drivers Get Workers' Compensation?
The answer to this will depend largely on what kind of employee you are. For truckers who are employed directly by the trucking company, you are most likely covered by the company's workers' compensation insurance. However, for drivers who are considered "owner-operators" you may or may not be covered by workers' compensation. This type of employee often is given opportunity to purchase their own insurance coverage (Occupational Accident Injury Coverage) and may not have the option of filing for workers' compensation.
If you are confused about whether or not you may be covered by workers' comp as a trucker, reach out to Adler Firm today to discuss your accident and your employment status.
Fighting for Full, Fair Injury Compensation or Long-Term Disability Benefits
Truck driver injuries come in many forms and can happen in a wide range of ways. Lifting, loading, or unloading a truck can cause a serious injury, just as a collision can.
We will investigate and offer counsel after:
- A highway, street, or parking accident in your semi, tractor-trailer rig, delivery, or construction vehicle—regardless of whether you believe you or another driver was at fault
- You have suffered a back, shoulder, neck, knee, or other physical injury that will keep you from performing your job duties for at least eight days
- You have been diagnosed with a heart condition, mental impairment, or other serious ailment that makes truck driving an unacceptable risk
Versatility across the areas of law that impact truck drivers and other industrial workers is an important strength for our southeast Michigan law firm. As a proven truck driver injury lawyer in Michigan, Barry Adler offers extensive personal attention and the ability to pursue your workers’ compensation, personal injury, or Social Security Disability claim through all necessary phases.
Free Consultation & Representation on Contingency
We respect what you do for a living and want to help you deal with medical expenses, lost wages, and other needs. For an experienced truck driver injury attorney in Michigan who will look at all aspects of your crash or other injury-causing event and work hard to help you get all the compensation you deserve, contact us at the Adler Firm, PLLC. We represent clients from across the state from our offices in Traverse City and Detroit.