Colorado on-the-job injury attorney R. Mack Babcock recently announced the successful outcome of a workers’ compensation and insurance bad faith suit for a trucker injured on the job in July 2007.
In the end, the Babcock Law Firm secured approximately $310,000 in Colorado workers’ compensation benefits and financial settlements from the trucker’s employer and the insurance company they used to cover their drivers.
Many truckers across Colorado and the U.S. are hired as independent contractors rather than regular employees. This saves the company from paying federal/state taxes, social security and unemployment insurance to name a few.
But for the independent contractor designation to be valid in Colorado, workers’ compensation or an equivalent private insurance policy must be provided. However, many of the private insurance plans fall way short of what Colorado workers’ compensation statutes detail a worker is entitled to.
This is essentially what happened in this case…the injured trucker initially accepted his employers explanation that they were not required to pay full medical expenses, lost wages, etc.
But after obtaining legal representation from on-the-job injury attorney R. Mack Babcock, the trucker was enlightened to find out his employer was required by law to provide these things.
Read the press release today for more details on the case win and how the Babcock Law Firm can help you obtain the workers’ compensation benefits you are entitled to.
While the Babcock Law Firm tirelessly works to obtain successful outcomes for its clients, prior positive outcomes are no guarantee of future success. Indicating prior positive results is in no way intended to guarantee future results.