Asking For Legal Advice!!!

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by Mr.Peterbuilt777, May 5, 2021.

  1. dclerici1

    dclerici1 Medium Load Member

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    Ya, from what you said, you need a workmans comp lawyer, not a ooida trucker lawyer. Now the real question is, are you going to keep this thread going and report updates?
     
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  3. Dockbumper

    Dockbumper Road Train Member

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    I'm wondering if the OP was a 1099 operator. Workers Comp is pretty much automatic if you are injured on the job as an employee. Now......that does not mean the WC insurance company will not hesitate to #### over the injured worker at every turn.......and make your life a living nightmare!! Don't ask me how I know that!
     
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  4. MTN Boomer

    MTN Boomer Heavy Load Member

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    If you are not on workman's comp. It will be difficult to find a lawyer, you can file a lawsuit on your own
     
  5. Mr.Peterbuilt777

    Mr.Peterbuilt777 Bobtail Member

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    I will definitely post updates so that hopefully this doesn't happen to another fellow trucker.
     
  6. Long FLD

    Long FLD Road Train Member

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    Are you 1099 or W-2? If you’re misclassified 1099 another option would be the IRS.
     
  7. Dockbumper

    Dockbumper Road Train Member

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    I posed the same question earlier. No response. Sounds like the OP may be a 1099 lease Op.
     
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  8. Mr.Peterbuilt777

    Mr.Peterbuilt777 Bobtail Member

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    No. I was not a owner operator. I worked directly for the company. Here's the deal. I worked for this particular company, got paid by this company, drove trucks with this companies name on it and was issued pay checks with this companies name on it. Then when I got injured and it look like it was going to cost this company money? The boss says wait, I have my company leased to another company in another state and they are the ones responsible for the workers comp, not me. So 17 months ago I had to call that state and find a worker comp lawyer in that state. So I did. And now when once again it looks like that company might have to pay because of my detailed logs, notes and medical reports from docs and surgeons. Their best game plan response is to say that,,, "I Never Worked For Them"!!! So I guess I made up all those trips, tax returns and pay stubs? Just conjured them up out of thin air? So that's why I asked about legal advice. To see if anyone had ever been in a situation like this?
     
  9. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

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    @Mr.Peterbuilt777 You still need to answer the 1099 question. Were you paid 1099 or w-2? That is simply the most important question to answer, and the fact you refuse to leads me to guess that you are a 1099.
    Well, that's yet another negative about assisting the company to break the law.
     
  10. haycarter

    haycarter Road Train Member

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    asking for legal advice on the internet..?

    what could possibly go wrong.....!!
     
  11. Mr.Peterbuilt777

    Mr.Peterbuilt777 Bobtail Member

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    Sir I had stated in my last post that I was not a owner operator. So I was not a independent contractor. I received w-2 every year I worked for them
     
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