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Ghitterman, Ghitterman & Feld Relentlessly Protecting California Workers' Rights Since 1956

California Truck Accident Attorney 

What do you do next if you are a driver or trucker injured on the job and can no longer drive? Given the statistics of how many hours, day in and day out, you’re on the road, the occasional accident is not unexpected. But when that accident results in missed work time due to injury, there is a need to get compensated for lost wages and medical expenses. That’s what the workers’ compensation program is there for, and our experienced California truck accident lawyers can help.  

Ghitterman, Ghitterman & Feld has been helping injured workers get the fair and equitable treatment they deserve since 1956. We can represent injured truckers and drivers who have been injured in varying degrees of accidents or even just routine loading or unloading. 

Call us today (805) 243-2179, or contact us online. We offer free consultations, both in-person and via video conference.

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Proving Your Accident Was Job-Related

To qualify for workers’ compensation benefits, the injured party need only establish that the incident occurred while doing their job. Who was at fault is irrelevant—that only matters in the case of a personal injury lawsuit. However, the injuries caused in a truck accident may still be subject to legal dispute. 

Consider the case of a driver in a minor accident where everyone walks away. But days later, their back and neck start to act up. The pain becomes debilitating enough that they can no longer drive. Do they get workers’ comp? 

Ideally, yes. However, there may be some dispute about whether the injury can be connected to the job. What if the plaintiff went and played recreational sports or undertook some other vigorous off-the-job physical activity in the days that followed the crash? The insurance carrier may argue that these actions—not covered by workers’ comp—are a more likely source of the back and neck problems. When the injured driver has pre-existing conditions with their back or neck, the actual cause of the injury can be subject to further dispute. 

This is why the first action after an accident—no matter how seemingly minor—should be to seek medical treatment and get a doctor’s report on record. The second action should be to call our California truck accident attorneys. 

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