If you are a truck driver who has been injured on the job, contact Kemmitt, Sanford, & Kramer Law PLLC. As our firm’s main area of focus is workers’ compensation and long-term disability, we are prepared to handle your claim and any complexities that arise. We can inform you of your rights, help you file a workers’ compensation claim, and receive the maximum benefits for your injuries. Call today to schedule a free case evaluation with one of our experienced attorneys.
Truck Accident Work Injuries
A truck driver’s workday can include carrying heavy loads, performing repetitive actions, sitting in the vehicle for extended hours, and spending long times on the road – increasing the risk of an accident. As a result, a truck driver may suffer the following injuries:
Neck and back injuries from an accident, or sitting for extended periods of time
Repetitive motion injuries, such as carpal tunnel, from repeating the same motions
Muscle strains from carrying heavy loads
How Does Workers’ Compensation Work?
Workers’ Compensation Law
According to the Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Law, employers are required to purchase workers’ compensation insurance for their employees unless the employer is self-insured. This is called mandatory coverage.
Under mandatory coverage, any employee that is injured while performing their work is entitled to workers’ compensation.
Who Is Eligible for Workers’ Compensation?
Truck drivers classified as employees are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. This covers minors, non-citizens, and part-time workers. It also includes anyone who is hired in Minnesota, anyone who receives checks from a Minnesota-based trucking company, and anyone who is given work assignments from an office located in Minnesota – regardless of whether the employee is a state resident or not. An attorney who is familiar with these requirements can help you determine your eligibility for workers’ compensation benefits.
Is There a Deadline to File a Workers’ Compensation Claim?
It is best to report your injury to your employer as soon as possible to avoid any unnecessary complications – preferably within 14 days of finding out about your injury. Minnesota law allows you up to 180 days to report a work injury to your employer. With a few exceptions, if you delay reporting, you may lose your chance to receive benefits altogether.
What Does Workers’ Compensation Cover?
Under the Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Act, an injured employee is entitled to recover medical benefits, wage replacement benefits, and vocational rehabilitation benefits. Medical benefits include any treatment and services required to help you recover from a work-related injury or illness.
How Our Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Can Help
When you choose Kemmitt, Sanford, & Kramer Law PLLC, you will have a firm on your side that has secured their clients tens of millions of dollars in unpaid and denied benefits. Our attorneys exclusively practice workers’ compensation law and are very familiar with the process. We can advocate for your rights as an injured employee, while also making sure your claim doesn’t get denied because of an easily preventable mistake.
Contact Our Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Today
If you have suffered an injury on-the-job as a truck driver, contact Kemmitt, Sanford, & Kramer Law PLLC. Schedule a free case consultation with our Minneapolis workers’ comp lawyers to learn more about your rights as an injured employee.