Everyone is entitled to a safe workplace, yet being a truck driver still presents a number of unique potential dangers. Risks including highway accidents, back strains from lifting cargo, repetitive strain and stress, slips and falls, injuries from trucking equipment, and more. These can leave you unable to work and earn a living. In these cases, it is vital that you seek representation from a trusted Baton Rouge workers’ compensation lawyer.
Turn to the office of J. David Smith, Attorney at Law for the help you need. We can be reached at (225) 387-0293.
Not all truck drivers perform the same job which is why our firm takes the time to get to know you and your situation in order to provide personalized representation based on your needs.
Make sure you understand your company’s policies and report the injury or accident to a supervisor as soon as possible. This is incredibly important, as many policies specify an extremely short reporting window. Quickly reporting all of the details before your memory fades will give you the best chance to get the compensation you need.
When a driver is injured they must also face the stricter insurance policies that commercial trucking companies employ in order to protect their business. This means that an adjustor will not have your best interest in mind and is not in the business of paying you the full amount of compensation that you deserve.
Our Baton Rouge workers’ compensation attorney will take over your case, dealing with your employer and the insurance company so you do not have to. Call (225) 387-0293 to schedule your free consultation today.