Many times, truck lots are hazards unto themselves – littered with potholes, cracked concrete, poor to nonexistent removal of snow and ice … the list goes on.
So what happens when you park your rig in a lot, and are on your way to your car and you trip and fall and hurt yourself?
Without sounding too much like a lawyer – it depends. If the lot you were in was provided by your employer or you were required to park your rig there, there is at least a reasonable chance that you would be covered by worker’s comp, even though you were done with your trip and were on your way home.
Parking lot injuries are one place where the line between “on-the-job” and “off-the-job” is none too clear, so getting legal advice about injuries that occur in a parking lot after you are done with your trip is going to be key to determining whether you have any ability to receive worker’s compensation benefits.
Not getting the right kind of help can cost you thousands of dollars in benefits and access to quality medical care.
If you have a current worker’s compensation issue which you need help on, please feel free to reach out to our office by calling us at 312-263-1080. One of the attorneys in our office will be in touch with you as soon possible to discuss your issues and what options you have. There is no obligation to hire our law firm, and there is no charge for the call.
I hope this has been helpful, and if you know anyone who can benefit from this kind of information, please feel free to share this.
We are here to help truck drivers after an on-the-job accident. Knowledge is power, and the first step in protecting your rights is to know what they are.