As owner/operators, truckers are technically not full-time employees of the trucking company that hired them. But that does not mean owner/operator truckers are ineligible for workers’ compensation.
Truckers: hurt on the job? You have more options than you think. But slow your roll and get legal counsel before you file that workers’ compensation claim.
According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), private employers reported 2.9 million non-fatal workplace injuries and illnesses in 2016.
Reporting absolutely every minor ache and pain would drown the office in paperwork and grind the shop to a halt. And–let’s face it–most minor injuries are simply that: minor. But not always.
Millions of people are injured in workplace accidents each year, sometimes leaving injured workers with high medical expenses, an inability to earn a living, and with a significantly diminished quality of life.