Truck Drivers Are At-Risk For Serious Road Accidents
When you spend hours upon hours on the road, you are more likely to get into an accident. This is why truck drivers are so much more likely to experience road crashes. Even worse is that they are more likely to experience severe injuries due to the size and magnitude of the accidents, leaving truck drivers susceptible to life-altering wounds, breaks and damage.
The attorneys at Edelman, Krasin & Jaye, PLLC, have experience protecting the rights of truck drivers and navigating the complicated legal intersection of workers’ compensation and personal injury claims. You can reach us easily at 516-243-7137 or by emailing us.
Understanding Your Rights As A Commercial Driver
When you drive for work, whether you are a currier or a cross-country trucker, you have rights when driving for work. You have the right to:
- Safe working conditions, like well-maintained equipment and properly packed freight
- Reasonable work schedules with adequate time to sleep and rest before your shifts
- Proper training about common warning signs and dangers of the road
If injured, you also have the right to proper care and compensation. Your employer has workers’ compensation insurance for this very reason – to provide for your medical expenses, extra bills and lost pay when injuries arise. Do not be afraid to claim it.
Speak With An Attorney As Soon As Possible
Large companies and their insurance providers have many lawyers working constantly to prevent them from paying any more than the absolute minimum in claims like yours. We have the skills to hold them accountable. Reach out for an appointment today – the sooner the better.