Individuals who drive for a living are constantly in danger of a serious
accident. Those who are truckers are at an even higher risk to accidents
because of the heavy and difficult-to-maneuver vehicles that they are
operating. A driver in New York called Katz, Leidman, Freund & Herman
after he injured his left leg in a motor vehicle accident while working
as a truck driver. The individual went to his employer seeking workers'
compensation for the medical bills, but was told that he as an independent
contractor he wasn't covered by workers' compensation.
The truck driver grew suspicious of this, and determined that he should
hire a firm to check into the employer's claim. When Katz Leidman
Grossman Wolfe & Freund came alongside this truck driver, they were
able to successfully win an $85,000 settlement on the man's behalf.
This settlement covered the medical expenses of the injury and also gave
the driver financial compensation for his suffering. If the trucker had
not thought to call a New York workers' compensation firm to fight
for him, he may have failed to receive any financial reward. This would
mean he would have to pay for all of his medical bills out of his own
finances even though the accident was work-related.
If you are an employee and were told that your injury would not be covered under
workers' compensation because you are a contract worker, you should consider challenging this
statement. Hire a professional team to look into this situation for you
before blindly agree with an employer who may just want to avoid paying
you for your expenses. With the right attorney on your side, you can challenge
this claim and make sure that your employer was telling you the truth.