The 'On-The-Job' Injury Attorney

Your Route To Recovery: Rideshare Drivers’ Injury Claims

Ride-sharing has exploded in popularity in recent years. This has led to more and more people in Florida and Tennessee taking up driving for rideshare companies like Uber or Lyft. Unfortunately, for some, the hope of gaining flexibility and freedom from such work ends up being replaced by serious concerns about the future due to on-the-job injuries.

The lawyer at The Law Firm of Kevin A. Moore understands the challenges you face as a rideshare driver in Florida and Tennessee. Attorney Kevin A. Moore focuses his firm entirely on helping injured workers. With extensive experience and dedicated support, he can help you navigate through the complex terrain of pursuing relief for rideshare driving injuries.

Common Hazards For Rideshare Drivers

As a rideshare driver, you can encounter various dangers every shift, including the following:

  • Collision risks from fatigue and passenger distractions
  • Poor driving conditions, especially at night
  • Unpredictable behavior from other drivers
  • Threats of violence from passengers
  • Exposure to crime in higher-risk areas

These hazards can lead to serious injuries that leave you with hefty medical bills. Your injuries may also keep you from being able to work for a substantial period of time. The workers’ compensation system is meant to help workers facing these types of hardships. However, rideshare drivers and other gig workers often encounter significant obstacles when trying to access workers’ compensation benefits.

The Classification Barrier

One major roadblock to workers’ comp for rideshare drivers is their job classification. Rideshare companies typically classify their drivers as independent contractors, not employees. This has significant workers’ compensation implications. In both Florida and Tennessee, you typically have to be an employee to qualify for workers’ compensation benefits.

Throughout the country, debates are going on regarding how accurate the independent contractor classification of rideshare drivers is. People are raising questions regarding whether these workers more accurately fit the definition of employees.

Kevin can assess whether you could have any legal avenues for challenging your independent contractor status as a rideshare driver. He can also help you explore your legal options for pursuing financial relief for your injuries.

The Challenges Of Proving That Rideshare Injuries Are Work Related

Even if you overcome the classification hurdle, proving that your injury is work related could provide an added challenge. The flexible scheduling of rideshare driving and the fact that a driver uses their personal car for ridesharing can blur the line between work time and non-work time for rideshare drivers. This could increase the chances of rideshare drivers facing arguments from insurers that the injuries they suffered didn’t actually occur while they were working. Kevin is skilled in gathering evidence to counter such claims. He knows what it takes to help workers demonstrate that their on-the-job injuries were, in fact, work related.

Don’t Delay In Putting A Dedicated Advocate On Your Side

When rideshare driving leads to injury, don’t navigate the aftermath alone. Turn to an attorney who understands the complex challenges you are facing and who will tirelessly strive to help you overcome them. Contact Kevin now by calling 844-538-6580 or filling out this contact form. He offers free consultations. He also will only charge for his services if he wins for you.