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Colorado Workers' Compensation Lawyers for the Trucking Industry

Colorado Workers' Compensation Lawyers for the Trucking Industry

Attorneys in Ft. Collins for Truck Drivers Injured on the Job

The trucking industry is widely considered to be the lifeblood of the American economy. Each year, commercial trucks carry billions of tons of freight, covering millions of miles on streets and highways across the United States. According to recent estimates, the trucking industry employs more than 8.7 million people, including approximately 3.5 million professional truck drivers.

At Hoggatt Law Office, P.C., we know that there are injury risks associated with any trucking industry job. Whether you are a driver, truck mechanic, loader, dispatcher, or warehouse employee, if you have been injured on the job, our experienced Colorado workers' compensation lawyers can help you get the benefits you deserve.

Common Truck Driver Injuries

If you drive a commercial truck for a living, you know the importance of complying with all local, state, and federal regulations. The trucking industry is heavily regulated in the interest of protecting drivers, as well as the general public. Unfortunately, accidents can and do happen, even if you have followed every protocol and safety procedure possible. At Hoggatt Law Office, P.C., we are equipped to assist truck drivers seeking workers' compensation benefits for all types of injuries including:

  • Injuries sustained in a crash;
  • Slipping or falling while climbing in and out of the cab;
  • Strains and sprains caused by lifting heavy items or equipment;
  • Repetitive motion injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome; and
  • Injuries caused by falling cargo.

Protecting Your Rights in Greeley and Longmont

According to Colorado law, employees are entitled to workers' compensation benefits any time that they are injured in the course of performing their jobs. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for trucking companies to attempt to avoid paying workers' compensation claims by classifying their drivers as independent contractors instead of employees.

The first step in obtaining workers' compensation benefits is establishing that you are, in fact, an employee of the trucking company. If the company has misclassified you as an independent contractor, our experienced attorneys can help rectify the situation, even if you receive a 1099 Form each year. From there, we will work hard to get you compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, disability, and possibly training for a new job if you are unable to get back on the road.

Weld County Lawyers for All Types of Trucking Industry Injuries

While truck drivers are the most visible workers in the trucking industry, more than half of the industry's labor force is comprised of employees who are in a variety of support capacities. Mechanics, cargo loaders, loading dock workers, dispatchers, payroll employees, customer service specialists, and other support workers are also at risk for injury on the job.

At Hoggatt Law Office, P.C., we represent trucking industry employees who have been hurt at work. We will help you get the medical care you need while your claim is pending, and we will continue to advocate on your behalf until you get the benefits you deserve.

Schedule a Free Consultation Today

As a small firm, we become personally invested in every case we take on, and your well-being matters to us. To learn more about our team or to schedule a free consultation, contact our office. Call us at 970-225-2190 or 1-800-664-3151 today and let us put our knowledge and experience to work for you. We represent injured workers in Ft. Collins, Longmont, Loveland, Greeley, Larimer County, Weld County, Boulder County, and the surrounding areas.

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Hoggatt Law Office, P.C.

970-225-2190 | 1-800-664-3151

123 North College Avenue, Suite 160,
Fort Collins, CO 80524

3835 W. 10th Street, Unit 100
Greeley, Colorado 80634 |
353 Main Street, Suite A
Longmont, Colorado 80501 |
4450 Arapahoe Avenue, Suite 100
Boulder, Colorado 80303 |
201 E. 4th Street, Unit 132
Loveland, Colorado 80537 |
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