Types Of Transport Workers We Represent
At Monheit Law, we're proud to represent all types of workers who drive for a living. We know how the claims process works in various different industries. We
have experience earning compensation for:
- Long-distance truck drivers
- Train employees
- Food delivery drivers
- Warehouse delivery drivers
- Postal workers
- Cab and rideshare drivers (Uber/Lyft) drivers
- Bus drivers
Don't worry if you don't see your specific job listed. If you spend significant hours driving while on the clock, we're prepared to fight for your right to compensation after an injury.
What Are The Options For Compensation?
Like the vast majority of other workers, transportation workers are entitled to file a claim for Workers' Comp when a work injury prevents them from going back on the road. However, injured workers in this industry often have the option to seek further compensation in a personal injury claim, or through Social Security Disability benefits.
Workers' Comp will provide compensation for medical expenses, about 2/3 of your lost wages, and death benefits for the families of fatal accident victims. When filing a claim, it's important to provide as much evidence as possible, including injury reports, medical records, and possibly witness testimony. This is a no-fault form of insurance, so even transportation workers who were negligent in causing an accident still qualify for these benefits.
Social Security Disability
Depending on the severity of your injuries, you may qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. Your injury must meet specific disability guidelines, last for over a year, and prevent you from working. These cases require careful examination by both medical and legal professionals. Like Workers' Comp claims, you need a good bit of evidence and a work injury lawyer who knows how this system works.
If a negligent driver was responsible for causing your work accident, you may have the option to hold them liable for damages in a personal injury claim. In order to do so, you must prove that a negligent act or omission resulted in the accident which caused your injuries.
For example, if you were hit by a drunk driver while delivering pizza, you could potentially sue that driver for additional injury-related expenses in addition to your Workers' Comp benefits.
Why Insurance May Not Be Enough
Auto insurance may pay for property damages and bodily injuries, but the damages of a car accident often extend beyond auto repairs and hospital bills. Insurance also has policy limits and will only cover expenses up until a certain point. Personal injury claims can help provide additional compensation for damages related to your accident.
In a successful claim, injured transportation workers may be awarded compensation for:
- The remaining 1/3 of your lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of quality of life
- Loss of financial support for family (in fatal accidents)