Industries in Focus: Trucking and Transportation
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Industries in Focus: Trucking and Transportation

July 29, 2019

With strategic coverage along the I-95 corridor, in the Midwest in Illinois and Missouri, and throughout southern California, Goldberg Segalla’s Workers’ Compensation practice is the top choice for leading trucking companies, optimally positioned to handle claims and advise on all of the legal risks unique to the industry. Actively affiliated with TIDA, TCA, ATA, and various state trucking associations, and drawing on invaluable in-house experience, our capabilities span the spectrum of workers’ compensation claims and issues that arise in the trucking industry. Integrated with the firm’s full-service and interdisciplinary trucking practice, this team also advises on the interplay of workers’ compensation and other areas of the law, including employment, labor law, and insurance coverage, as well as litigation over catastrophic injury and death, property damage, products, and other liability claims. Practice highlights include:

  • Workers’ compensation claims-handling model and global closure strategy built on a.) one attorney per file, b.) early and consistent reporting, and c.) quick closure—all tailored to avoid unnecessary legal spending
  • Value-added programs targeted at alleviating pressure points affecting trucking workers’ comp claims, including a proven light-duty return-to-work program and a pioneering Opioid Impact Program
  • Backed by 24/7 Emergency Response Team and former FBI office head investigations counsel always on call
  • Proactive employment counsel and interactive training covering hiring and termination practices, policy manuals, background checks, employee benefits, disability, FMLA policy, union grievances, and collective bargaining negotiations—as well as defense
  • Extensive trial and litigation experience in catastrophic injury, death, and property damage cases, including serving as regional coordinating counsel for major international trucking and logistics companies

Click here to access our free webinar, “Mitigating Workers’ Compensation Risk for Transportation Employers,” to learn more about established and evolving risks, important legislative and regulatory developments, and claims-mitigation strategies tailored to trucking- and logistics-related businesses.

For additional information about how our Workers’ Compensation trucking team can serve your needs, please contact:

Ben S. Greenberg
Trucking Practice Group Vice Chair
Workers’ Compensation Trucking Industry Team Leader
919.582.0814 | bgreenberg@goldbergsegalla.com
  • Represents employers in all types of workers’ compensation claims and defends against employment discrimination suits in both federal and state court
  • Advises employers in transportation and other industries on the interplay of workers’ compensation, Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR) issues as well as claims mitigation strategies
  • Provides expert commentary on transportation industry employment and liability issues for publications including Transport Topics News
  • Member of the North Carolina Trucking Association Board of Directors, and an active participant in the Truckload Carriers Association and its federal legislative advocacy efforts