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.
In some instances, you don’t need to be on the property of your employer to suffer a work-related injury.
The right physician will stand up to your employer and insurance company if they try to deny you your rightful benefits. The wrong physician will cost you dearly.
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.
If you are injured on the job in Illinois, don’t assume the worst. Always look into your options for workers’ compensation, even if you are an independent contractor.