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Workers’ Compensation for Injuries to Truck Drivers

If you have suffered an injury while driving a truck within the scope of your employment, you may be eligible to file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits. An experienced Matthews workers’ compensation attorney can help you pursue the benefits you need and deserve. 

Truck drivers who are involved in accidents that happen while they are on the clock can sustain serious and painful injuries, including traumatic head and brain injuries, soft tissue injuries, back and spinal cord injuries, and soft tissue injuries. If you have been injured while you were working on the job – and while you were acting within the scope of your employment – you might be eligible to make a claim for workers’ compensation benefits through your employer. 

The knowledgeable Matthews workers’ compensation lawyers at Panchenko Law Firm can assist you with making a claim for the workers’ compensation benefits that you need. Please call us today to learn more about how we could assist you throughout your claim and help you pursue workers’ compensation benefits.

Types of Workers’ Compensation Benefits that Might be Available to You

If you have been injured in an accident while you were driving a truck on the job, you could make a claim for various workers’ compensation benefits. In many instances, truck accidents can result in injuries that lead to a significant amount of medical treatment, including doctor follow-ups, medical procedures (such as injections and surgeries), and missed work time.

As part of a workers’ compensation claim for benefits, you could obtain monetary compensation for all of your related medical treatment and a portion of your lost wages. Some truck accidents are so serious that accident victims suffer a permanent disability or injury. When a health care provider determines that you have suffered a permanent injury and reached a level of maximum medical improvement, you may be eligible to obtain a permanency award of compensation. 

How Can a Matthews Workers’ Compensation Attorney Assist You?

If you have suffered an injury in a truck accident that occurred while you were on the job, an experienced Matthews workers’ compensation lawyer can help. First, a lawyer could file a workers’ compensation claim on your behalf against the employer/insurer. Your lawyer can then gather all of your records and bills and work to help you obtain the various types of temporary and permanent benefits that you need. 

If you were injured to such an extent that you can no longer work in the trucking industry, your attorney could help you obtain vocational rehabilitation training. Finally, an attorney can be present with you at all workers’ compensation hearings when legal issues and disputes arise.  

Talk to an Experienced Matthews Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Today

At the Panchenko Law Firm, our experienced legal team can help you pursue the workers’ compensation benefits that you need for the on-the-job injuries which you suffered in your truck accident. For a free legal consultation and case evaluation with an experienced Matthews workers’ compensation attorney, please call us today at (704) 900-7675 or contact us online for more information about how we may be able to assist you with your claim. 

 

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