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.