Taxi Drivers and Workers’ Compensation
Taxi companies are no different than most other companies in the state in North Carolina in that they are required to provide workers’ compensation benefits for their employees. Car accidents are among the leading causes of accidental injury or death in America, and those who spend their professional lives on the road are at a significantly higher risk of injury.
Putting in thousands of miles a year in a taxi means that even cautious and experienced drivers are likely to be involved in some manner of accident, and workers’ compensation is meant to cover the medical expenses associated with such mishaps when a driver’s employer is required to provide it.
Traffic Accident Injuries
Driving a cab carries the risk of traffic accidents, repetitive stress injuries, and frequent encounters with inebriated customers who may become a danger to the driver. Injuries that can result from accidents include:
- Head trauma
- Broken bones
- Spinal injuries
While workers compensation laws are in place to ensure that an employee is not unduly forced to pay for medical expenses for on-the-job injuries, it may be necessary to retain the services of a skilled attorney in order to ensure that your claim is adequately considered and compensated.
If you are seeking workers’ compensation benefits for an injury sustained in the course of your employment as a taxi driver, the experienced and knowledgeable Fayetteville workers’ compensation attorneys of Scudder & Hedrick, PLLC, can help to ensure you recover the full cost of your injuries. Contact us by calling 910-488-1600 today to discuss the details of your case and learn more about your legal options.