DoL report says truckers make up 16% of work-related deaths

On our Must Know Info page, we’ve posted new information concerning work-related deaths.

Statistics from the Department of Labor show that the incidence of work-related deaths for truckers is surprisingly high. The victims in as many as one in six of these deaths are truck drivers. Truck drivers are also among the most frequently injured workers who have to miss work as a result of their injuries. Because the injuries were sustained on the job, these workers are eligible for workers’ comp.

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Workers’ comp reforms limit benefits to injured workers

An investigation conducted by NPR and ProPublica has found that injured workers are frequently suffering from extremely limited workers’ compensation benefits, and subsequent financial hardship and devastation, as more and more states undergo drastic changes to their workers’ compensation systems.

In some cases, injured workers have been forced to wait months, if not years, on insurance companies in order to get the surgeries and medical treatment they need. Read more about this important investigation by clicking here.

Different parties represent different interests in workers’ compensation cases

Anytime a workers’ compensation claim is filed, there are numerous different parties that play a role in handling that claim, all of which approach the issue with very different perspectives. As an injured worker, it is important for you and your attorney to understand these different perspectives and to act accordingly. To learn more, you can click here.