The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) reports that from 2008 to 2010 (the most recent statistics reported) drivers of heavy trucks, tractor-trailers, light trucks and delivery vehicles had the highest combined annual average of reported injury cases.
If you have been hurt in one of these accidents while on the road in Minnesota or working for a Minnesota-based company, Bosch Law Firm, Ltd., can help. Based in the St. Paul area, we offer a free consultation with a lawyer with more than two decades of legal experience in the field of workers' compensation. To arrange an appointment, call 800-355-6503 or 651-243-2877.
Who Is Eligible?
Truck drivers do not have to be Minnesota residents in order to receive workers' comp benefits. Due to the mobile nature of trucking jobs, the protection of Minnesota workers' compensation laws may be extended to those who are:
- Hired in Minnesota, but hurt in a different jurisdiction
- Receive checks from a Minnesota-based trucking company
- Given work orders from an office in Minnesota
After taking the time to fully assess your situation, we give you an honest assessment of your situation and provide you with straightforward legal advice. At all times, our goal is to help you receive the full benefits to which you are entitled, so that you can make as full a recovery as possible and get back to your job and your life.
Do I Have To Be Driving To Receive Workers' Comp?
Over-the-road and long-haul truckers, as well as those who drive all other types of trucks, do not have to be driving or in a semitruck accident at the time they are injured in order to receive workers' compensation benefits. Work-related injuries can also occur when picking up a trailer, strapping down a load, checking on cargo at a truck stop, refueling and in any situation related to the scope of a driver's employment, and these injuries may also be covered under Minnesota's workers' compensation statute.
Contact A Workers' Comp Attorney Serving Clients In Minnesota And Nationwide
Ready to schedule a free consultation and find out if you have a case? Contact an experienced workers' comp attorney at 651-243-2877 or 800-355-6503 or send an email.