Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
Truck drivers face a wide range of hazards when on the job. In fact, the Minnesota department of Labor and Industry says that the drivers of tractor trailers, heavy trucks, delivery trucks, and light trucks have a high rate of reported injury cases every year. These injuries primarily come from truck accidents, lifting heavy items, and truck equipment malfunctions.
If you have been injured on the job while driving a truck, you may qualify for workers’ compensation. With the help of an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer, you increase your chances of receiving the wage replacement and medical benefits that you deserve.
A Thorough Evaluation Of Your Case
At the Law Office of Joshua Borken, you will receive a thorough evaluation of your case. In order to be eligible to file a claim for benefits, you have to meet the following:
- Hired in Minnesota, although you may have been injured in another jurisdiction
- Receive checks from a trucking company based in Minnesota
- Given work orders from a Minnesota office
After carefully assessing your case, you are given an honest opinion about your situation and advice on what your next step should be. Many times, the next step is filing the claim or fighting a denied claim. The goal is to help you receive the full benefits you deserve so that you can recover as much as possible and return to work where you can earn a full wage.
Fighting For Your Right To Compensation
Your workers’ compensation lawyer will fight for your right to compensation. Even if you weren’t driving, you can still receive benefits because you were on the job. Perhaps you were strapping down a load, refueling, or checking on cargo when the accident occurred. Regardless of how it happened, the fact is that it happened while you were on the job.
To strengthen your claim, certain details will need to be included. These details include how the accident happened, why, whether or not there were witnesses, and how quickly medical treatment was sought. Medical records can then be used to make the case stronger, as the records also state the prognosis so it is determined whether or not the injury is going to cause long-term disability. Knowing the degree of recovery helps determine which type of benefit should be sought.
Contact A St. Paul Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
There are many truckers on the road, which means there are a lot of accidents every day. These accidents are not always the result of trucker negligence, but they can be caused by other motorists or road hazards. Truckers also experience lifting injuries when they are responsible for unloading their cargo. If you are a trucker who has been injured on the job, you may be able to file a workers’ comp claim. To learn more about your rights and options, call the Law Office of Joshua Borken at (651) 505-3580 to schedule a free consultation.