If you are a commercial driver and you’ve been injured in a car or truck accident on the job, it is considered a workplace injury. This means that your employer’s workers’ compensation coverage should provide you with the benefits you need to recover and, if possible, return to work. At The Klein Law Group, P.C., we can help you pursue the benefits you need. Unfortunately, filing a workers’ compensation claim can be complicated. An experienced lawyer can help you avoid unnecessary setbacks and denial of your claim.
New York Truck Driver Injury Attorneys
No matter whose fault the accident was, if you were on the clock and driving a delivery truck, semi truck or another kind of truck when your injury happened, you are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits.
Livery and Taxi Drivers
In 2008, legislation called the Independent Livery Driver Benefit Fund was passed in New York to provide workers’ compensation benefits to independent livery and taxi drivers. The new law requires that the independent livery base dispatching these drivers be a member of the Independent Livery Drivers Dispatch Fund, so drivers qualify for benefits. If the base is not a member, it is required by law to carry its own workers’ compensation policy to protect its taxi drivers.
To learn more about how the Klein Law Group can help you, contact our NYC commercial driver injuries attorneys to schedule a free consultation. Our international staff speaks Polish, Spanish, Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese) and Russian.