Representing Truckers In Missouri And Kansas
If you were injured while driving or performing other duties as a semi truck, tractor-trailer or commercial vehicle driver, you may be entitled to compensation from multiple sources. Perhaps you were in an accident caused by poor maintenance or you were injured falling from a poorly constructed loading dock. To get an understanding of your options, you should speak with an experienced personal injury attorney.
At the Overland Park law office of Ankerholz & Smith, we understand that an injury can greatly impact a trucker’s life. You may be unable to continue working, which causes you to worry about how you can continue to provide for your family. When you call on our attorneys for help, you will be able to let us focus on securing compensation for you so that you can concentrate on healing.
Seeking Compensation From All Available Sources
Our Missouri and Kansas lawyers have more than 50 combined years of experience helping injured truckers recover compensation. Though you may think that workers’ compensation would be your only resource,in many cases there is another option.
If your injuries were caused by a third party – someone other than your employer – our firm can help you pursue a personal injury claim against the responsible party. If successful, you would then be able to recover compensation from workers’ comp as well as the separate injury lawsuit. We will investigate your case to seek out potential third parties, such as:
- Maintenance companies
- Drivers of other vehicles
Common Trucker Injuries
Aside from the injuries caused by truck accidents, there are a variety of other ways that a trucker can suffer injury while on the job. Truckers can be hurt in a variety of ways, including:
- While tightening down a load
- By falling off a trailer
- By falling off a loading dock
- By being pressured to drive longer hours
- Equipment malfunctions
If you are a trucker who has been injured, make sure you understand your options for obtaining the full and fair compensation you deserve. The legal team at Ankerholz & Smith is ready to sit down with you and explain your options.
Contact Workers’ Compensation Lawyer For A Free Consultation
To schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your injuries and legal options with our skilled Kansas and Missouri workers’ compensation attorneys, call 913-800-6071 or contact our law firm online.