St. Louis Truck Yard Accident Lawyers
Representing Injured Truck Industry Workers in Missouri
Work-related claims are common in the trucking industry. Fortunately, The Dixon Injury Firm has extensive experience managing workers’ compensation cases on behalf of injured truck industry workers. The goal of our St. Louis truck yard accident lawyers is simple: to maximize your workers’ compensation benefits and allow you to heal and move forward with your life.
If you or someone you love was injured in a truck yard accident, you likely have the option of filing for workers’ compensation. You must notify your employer of the injury within 30 days, in most cases, and you only have two years from the date of the injury to file your workers’ compensation claim. Do not wait! Reach out to The Dixon Injury Firm right away to learn how our attorneys can help you navigate the Missouri workers’ compensation system and seek benefits for your medical expenses and lost wages.
Common Truck Yard Accidents & Injuries
Just like workers in other high-risk industries—such as construction and mining—truck industry employees are susceptible to certain risks on the job every day. Truck yard workers are often required to use heavy machinery and dangerous tools, as well as work with potentially harmful or toxic substances. Lax safety protocols, defective equipment, and negligent supervision can all lead to devastating on-site injuries, life-altering illnesses, and, in the most tragic of cases, fatalities.
Some of the most common truck yard accidents involve:
- On-site vehicle collisions
- Accidents involving moving crates between docking platforms
- Faulty machinery and equipment
- Chemical and toxic substance spills
These and other truck yard accidents can lead to serious injuries, including but not limited to:
- Excessive strain or muscle deterioration
- Accidental amputation
- Toxic exposure/illness
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Fall-related injuries
If you were severely injured or if your loved one was killed in a truck yard accident, you do not have to face the devastating, life-altering consequences on your own. The Dixon Injury Firm can help you protect your rights and fight to recover all benefits/compensation to which you are entitled.
Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Injured Truck Yard Workers
Truck yard employees who are injured on the job are entitled to the same workers’ compensation benefits as any other injured worker in any other industry. These benefits will depend on the nature and severity of your injuries, most importantly whether they are partially or totally disabling and how long they are expected to last.
Workers’ compensation benefits in Missouri include:
- Medical Benefits: These benefits cover all medical costs associated with the accident, including all treatments and transportation to and from medical appointments.
- Temporary Disability: These benefits are granted for partial or total temporary disability while you are unable to return to work due to your injuries.
- Permanent Disability: If you have reached maximum medical improvement (as determined by your doctor) and are unable to work, you could be eligible for permanent disability benefits.
- Vocational Rehabilitation: If your disability prevents you from returning to your previous job, you may be able to receive vocational rehabilitation benefits.
Our St. Louis truck yard accident lawyers are proud to represent workers throughout the state and assist them in fighting for all available benefits they are owed under the Missouri workers’ compensation system.
Contact Us Today for a Free Consultation
The first step in your recovery is to reach out to an experienced attorney who can help you navigate the process of filing for and obtaining workers’ compensation benefits. While you are not required to have an attorney in order to obtain workers’ comp, you may experience difficulties in receiving your benefits. The insurance company may delay payments or deny your claim. You may receive less than what you are entitled to. The Dixon Injury Firm can help you fight back against these unjust tactics and work to ensure that you receive maximum benefits.
Call (314) 208-2808 to request a complimentary case evaluation. There are no fees unless we recover compensation for you.