Commercial truck drivers have one of the most dangerous jobs in the entire workforce. Statistics show that the fatality rate in 2016 was 24.7 out of 100K. In addition to the high risk of fatality, trucking injuries are often far more severe than those resulting from regular car accidents. Commonly, truck drivers suffer from back and neck injuries, lacerations, head trauma, and broken bones. Extreme incidents can result in permanent damage and even paralysis. Handling the legal aspects of these tragedies can be an insurmountable task for victims and their families, which is why our firm provides outstanding support to lessen the burden as you recover from your injuries.
Pursuing workers’ compensation for a trucking injury is a more complicated process than typical cases. Regulations vary across different states, which is why it’s crucial that you take the time to consult with an experienced legal professional as you pursue damages. There are strict stipulations for the amount of weight that your truck can transport at any given time. In Pennsylvania, the gross weight of an individual vehicle cannot exceed 80,000 pounds under any circumstances. If these regulations aren’t followed, this could have a significant impact on your case. Workers’ compensation cases for trucking injuries are also unique in that they often involve more than one defendant. Manufacturers, negligent drivers, and even your employer can all be liable for the injury that occurred. Conducting a thorough investigation of the cause of the accident and gathering witness statements is crucial to establishing your case and should be carefully handled by an experienced legal team.
At Huber & Palsir, LLC, we’ve provided legal support to victims of trucking injuries since 1990. For 28 years our firm has fought for the best interests of our clients and secured large settlements in difficult workers’ compensation cases. We represented an operator of a dump truck in a case involving both a liability insurer and workers’ compensation carrier. The plaintiff was awarded a settlement of $325K, despite facing a dispute regarding the severity of their injuries. We offer free consultations to all potential clients and will analyze the unique circumstances of your accident to provide you with the best possible legal representation.
Contact us today for a free consultation on your Trucking Injury case.