The FedEx driver lawsuit is one that has been making its way through the United States for quite some time now. It has been making it’s way to the courts of California where it will hopefully be heard within the next two weeks. The case has been caused by a dispute between an Independent Contractor (employed by the FedEx corporation) and his employer for compensation of wages and injuries sustained on the job. This individual was working for the FedEx corporation as a long distance driver. He had no other jobs and this was his only source of income.
A FedEx Driver Lawsuit
The corporation decided that he should be paid for the time that he lost from work due to an injury sustained while on the job. They then proceeded to take this individual to court where they tried to force him into a settlement by filing huge compensatory and legal claims against him. These claims were based on what they claimed that these drivers were responsible for, which were injuries that they sustained while on the job. These claims have nothing to do with the work environment at the FedEx corporation and everything to do with the business of the corporation.
A workers’ compensation lawyer from the Los Angeles area was contacted by this man’s lawyer.
He contacted the workers compensation lawyer of the employer and made arrangements to meet with him and discuss the case. After the attorney met with him, the two sides met with a court official who handled these types of cases. From the very beginning the employers side tried to argue that this individual was not entitled to workers’ compensation benefits because he did not work for their corporation. They maintained that he did not work for their corporation and that he did not provide them with services for which they paid him.
From the very beginning the lawyers representing the individuals that had filed the claim, tried to avoid court and preferred to settle out of court.
One of the main reasons that they did this is because they knew that they would not be able to win their case through the use of scientific evidence. This is one of the most common practices among the large class of drivers for which there are actually many cases pending in various courts across the country. Some of the companies have their own attorneys who handle these types of cases, while the rest of the drivers that are filing workers’ compensation claims were simply going through a hauling company.
The employees were seeking compensation for various injuries that they sustained while working for the trucking company.
Among the injuries that they sought to be compensated for were pain and suffering as a result of being forced to stand for long periods of time, being hit by the truck in the back as well as injuries to the back, neck and wrists. The trucking company’s insurance adjuster testified in court that the company has a policy against accidents like these. On the other hand the adjuster for the trucking company maintained that their insurance was sufficient to cover any injuries that an employee sustained while working for them.
Ultimately the jury decided in favor of the trucking company and awarded the employee’s compensation. They also awarded them legal fees. Their attorney was paid out of the compensation that his client was able to receive. The court found fault on the part of the trucking company for failing to properly train their drivers. The judge ordered them to pay the legal fees of the individual who filed the claim and the employees that lost their wages due to the accident. While the ruling may seem somewhat harsh to some people, it was one that had to be implemented in order to ensure that all drivers that are employed by trucking companies are properly trained and that they are not put at risk due to the actions of other drivers.
Many trucking companies have been sued as a result of injuries sustained while driving their trucks.
One case that is very common is the one involving the death of a passenger in a small vehicle that was being operated by a trucking company. The trucking company was sued and eventually won the case against the passenger’s family. It was found that the trucking company had been liable because they did not train their driver adequately for the job that he was performing. Another case that is very similar to this involves a truck driver striking another motorist while driving on the highway. The driver of the truck received a ticket from the state of Washington that resulted in him having to pay the damages that were incurred by the other driver.
All of these cases are an unfortunate part of the trucking industry. One thing that all of the trucking companies can do to make sure that their drivers are safe is to train them adequately for the jobs that they are performing. The trucking company that loses a case in a court case will likely find that they are going to lose a great deal of money if they do not take care of training their drivers properly. It could end up being a very large settlement that has a lot of financial value tied to it.