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Response to DiverDave (Reply #16)

Wed Apr 11, 2012, 04:09 PM

18. I'm an Alabama lawyer...

... but worker's compensation laws are pretty similar from state to state - except Louisiana. If you worked for the company as an employee and you were injured in the course of performing your work duties, you get comp benefits. That means something along the lines of 2/3 of your average weekly wage while a doctor has you off work, plus payment of all medical costs associated with treatment of the injury. Once you reach maximum medical improvement (as well as you're going to get), you would then be entitled to a lump sum based upon a calculation of your permanent disability.

As a truck driver, however, you may be considered an independent contractor rather than an employee. That changes everything. But just because they call you an independent contractor does not necessarily mean you are one. It has more to do with the nature of your relationship. You need a good lawyer. Good luck.

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