Rubens and Kress has extensive experience representing truck drivers and obtaining large lump sum settlements on their behalf.
Unfortunately, when a truck driver is injured he or she may not be able to return to driving and may suffer a substantial loss of wages over the course of their life.
The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act has a special provision to deal with wage loss situations and Rubens and Kress has successfully negotiated large lump sum settlements for truck drivers and other employees who cannot return to their former job.
Often truck drivers only have experience in driving. When they are injured and cannot return to driving they are devastated and do not know where to turn. There are provisions in the law that may require your employer to help you find a job within your restrictions.
BE VERY CAREFUL IF YOU HAVE A CAREER-ENDING INJURY, MANY EMPLOYERS AND INSURANCE COMPANIES WILL DO ANYTHING THEY CAN TO AVOID PAYING A WAGE-DIFFERENTIAL AS IT OFTEN SUBSTANTIALLY INCREASES THEIR EXPOSURE ON THE CLAIM.
If you are a Chicago area truck driver injured at in the course of your work, contact the personal injury attorneys at Rubens and Kress today.