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Workers’ Compensation for Truckers

Typically, workers’ compensation claims are straightforward: an employee gets injured while doing their job, and the employer’s workers’ comp insurer provides medical and wage benefits until they get better. In the event that a workers’ compensation claim gets disputed by the insurer, employees can hire a workers’ comp lawyer in Pennsylvania. But in many cases, workers’ comp is straightforward.

Not so for truckers, unfortunately.

Truck drivers have a difficult time accessing workers’ comp benefits because employers often misclassify drivers as “independent contractors,” which doesn’t require them to provide workers’ compensation coverage. Most employers misclassify independent contractors by mistake. Some of them misclassify independent contractors intentionally to avoid paying truckers what they need after an accident.

If you’re a trucker and an employer has denied you workers’ compensation because they classified you as an independent contractor, speak with Handler, Henning & Rosenberg LLC as soon as possible. Let us advocate or you.

Independent Contractors vs. Employees

Under Pennsylvania law, an employee is defined as any person that works under the control and direction of the employer. A true independent contractor may receive jobs from a company, but how they complete those jobs and how they spend their time is under the control of the contractor. As a trucker, you know that many so-called ‘independent contractors’ are still under the direction and control of the shipping company. Legally speaking, those drivers are employees.

At Handler, Henning & Rosenberg LLC, our truck driver workers’ compensation lawyers fight for drivers who have been denied benefits after an injury. We can question your employer and investigate your work situation to determine if you’re misclassified as an independent contractor. If you are, we’ll fight for your maximum benefits under your employer’s policy.

Nearly a Century Advocating for Workers

Since 1922, HHR has been the leading advocate for injured workers in Central Pennsylvania. We’ve helped work injury victims get back on their feet and get their lives back on track while holding their employers accountable for misconduct. If you need someone to investigate your employer for misclassifying you for the purpose of denying you benefits, we’re the firm to call.

Our team has won tens of millions in benefits and compensation for our clients. If you were injured while trucking, then you deserve everything you need to recover from your harm. We’ll use all our experience and tools to help you get it.

Call (888) 498-3023 for a free consultation today. Let us discuss your legal options as soon as possible to get your life back on track.

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At Handler, Henning & Rosenberg, we have nearly a century of experience helping our clients recover from serious accidents and injuries. During that time, we have established ourselves as leaders in the field, receiving numerous awards from both local and national organizations. This includes honors for the tens of millions of dollars that we have won, as well as recognition of our law firm's dedication to our clients.

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