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    My workers compensation claim was made in the State of: Alabama. I work for a company from Tennessee.
    I was injured in a fall back in January of this year caused by ice in an area that I was required to be in to perform my job.
    While getting ready to unhook a tractor from a trailer at a dock, I fell and hit my head on the lowering mechanism of the truck. This resulted in a 6 inch long gash in my head and what has been categorized as a extremely severe concussion .
    Along with the company doctor, I have been to see two neurologists and an ENT specialist. The headaches and the dizziness have gotten better but my balance is still not come back.
    I am governed by DOT law and as such I have to pass a physical certification to be allowed to drive. If my balance does not return I have been told I will not be able to return to work, work that I have done for 39 years.
    I guess my question is how long will this go on. The last doctor I saw has already stated that sometimes all the symptoms of the concussion will not go away.
    I was told that I have no legal recourse because of some kind of contract that my company has with the company I work for. Is this true.

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    Default Re: Legal Resource for Truck Driver

    I was told that I have no legal recourse because of some kind of contract that my company has with the company I work for. Is this true.
    Maybe, it depends on the contract.
    If you're self employed as an independent contractor you may be screwed.
    Without knowing the details of this contract, it's impossible to comment further.

    Tony
    Last edited by tony; 06-27-2018 at 01:45 PM.
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    Default Re: Legal Resource for Truck Driver

    Thanks Tony, I am an hourly employee.
    So if I can’t return to work because I can’t pass a physical what happens?
    I have been receiving my Comp payments right on time so no quarrels there but I am interested in what happens if I can’t pass that physical.
    I guess I should say the accident happened on the company’s property that we haul for.
    Last edited by 153roadbum; 06-27-2018 at 05:01 AM.

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    Default Re: Legal Resource for Truck Driver

    You better consult a lawyer and have him evaluate your situation, sounds like someone's playing games.

    Tony
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    Default Re: Legal Resource for Truck Driver

    Thank you sir.

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