Attorneys for Delivery Drivers in Schaumburg, Illinois
Workers' Compensation for Truck, Package, and Delivery Drivers
Truck and delivery drivers are at risk for a variety of different injuries in the course of doing their jobs. Whether it is an injury from an accident or a repetitive injury, if it occurs while you are working, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. At the Illinois workers’ compensation law firm of Grauer & Kriegel, LLC, our attorneys are skilled in handling workers’ comp. cases involving truck and delivery drivers. We are also experienced in handling concurrent third-party personal injury claims.
On-the-Job Injuries for Truck and Delivery Drivers in Illinois
Illinois roads and highways are filled with truck drivers and others who drive for a living. These jobs are essential to keeping the economy moving, but they can expose workers to a variety of injuries including:
- Automobile Accident Injuries – Drivers can be seriously injured or killed in motor vehicle accidents. When you have an accident on the road while driving for work, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits as well as a third-party claim against the at-fault driver.
- Lifting Injuries – Truck and delivery drivers who have to load and unload heavy cargo are vulnerable to back and neck injuries and others injuries related to lifting.
- Repetitive Injuries – Whether it is sciatica from sitting in a truck for long periods of time or another repetitive injury that occurs from overuse, you are entitled to workers’ comp. benefits if your injury developed from an on-the-job activity.
When someone other than your employer shares the blame for your injury, you can also obtain a financial recovery from a successful related personal injury claim. For example, if you are injured in a truck accident caused by a drunk driver while driving for work, you may be able to file for workers’ compensation benefits and file a personal injury (third-party claim) case against the drunk driver. In doing so, you can maximize your compensation.
If you are a truck, package, or delivery driver and have been injured while working, contact us at 847-240-9010 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your claim. One of our attorneys will explain your rights and the legal options available to you. Our firm is located in Schaumburg, Illinois west of Woodfield Mall, and we represent injured workers throughout the suburbs including Cook County, DuPage County, and the surrounding collar counties. There is no charge for our attorneys’ fees until we secure your financial recovery.