Driving a truck or semi tractor-trailer for a living is a challenging job. Not only are you driving long hours and long distances, but you must be alert at all times to the changing weather, road conditions and other drivers. In a split second - your life can change forever.
If you are a commercial driver in Massachusetts who has suffered a serious driver injury, we can help. We are the lawyers of Mahaney & Pappas, LLP, Framingham commercial vehicle accident lawyers.
Helping You Get A New Start
As an experienced workers' compensation attorney, Chuck Pappas has helped many people who drive commercial vehicles for a living get a new start in life after an accident. Drivers, who are involved in an accident, may be entitled to workers' comp benefits, including disability benefits and medical benefits.
The disability benefits paid by an employer's workers' comp insurance carrier help replace the lost wages to injured truck divers whose injuries prevent them from working and earning money to support and provide for themselves and their families. Also, workers' compensation insurance offers medical benefits to cover the medical costs and bills incurred from medical treatment from injuries suffered in a commercial truck accident.
If you have been involved in a truck driving accident don't delay in reporting the accident and injuries to your employer and seek medical treatment right away. Workers' compensation benefits are available to injured truck drivers even if the accident was their fault.
You May Be Entitled To More Than Workers' Comp
As stated above, a commercial truck driver, who is injured on the job and left unable to work, has a workers' comp case even if the accident was his fault. But, in truck accidents that are caused by another driver, the truck driver may, depending upon all the details of your case, pursue a third-party personal injury claim. In that situtation, in addition to pursuing workers' comp benefits, the truck driver can file a claim for compensation against the other at-fault driver.
The benefit in this situation is that the injured truck driver can pursue compensation (money damages) against the at-fault third party that are not payable under a workers' comp claim. For example, compensation for pain and suffering is not compensable under the Massachusetts workers' compensation laws. Damages for pain and suffering, however, are compensable in a third-party personal injury claim.
The only way to be sure you have a third-party personal injury claim in additon to your workers' compensation claim is to contact an attorney experienced in commercial vehicle accident cases.
Injured While Driving For The Job? Call Us.
Having litigated cases for many years, Charles S. Pappas, will fight hard to make sure you get all the benefits and compensation that you are entitled to receive under the law. If you have been injured while driving for your job, call Chuck Pappas at Mahaney & Pappas, LLP. You can contact us online or by calling locally at 508-879-3500 or toll free at 888-277-7413, day or night, to schedule your free initial consultation. With offices in Framingham and Webster, we are conveniently located to help serve you. If you are unable to get to our office for a meeting, we will come see you at no cost.