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LYFT DRIVERS WITH PERMANENT AND TOTAL DISABILITIES

17 May 22

LAWYERS FOR WORKERS’ COMPENSATION CLAIMS IN RIVERSIDE

Being a rideshare driver for Lyft, you may have enjoyed flexibility in your work life. Nevertheless, you may also experience considerable hardship if you are permanently disabled by a work-related accident or cumulative injuries. It may have been problematic to save sufficient money as a Lyft driver to fulfill your medical expenses during the period you need to take off work to recover in case of an unexpected injury. Additionally, Lyft may have misclassified you as an independent contractor to sidestep specific legal requirements, such as providing workers’ compensation. While this area of law is unresolved, Riverside courts could find that you are not an independent contractor. However, an employee is authorized to safeguard workers’ compensation. If you are a Lyft driver and believe you are charged permanent and total disability reimbursements due to injury on the job, we may be able to assist you. Our dedicated Riverside workers’ compensation attorneys can review your case and assist you in controlling your legal rights.

PROVING THAT YOU ARE AN EMPLOYEE

Being a Lyft driver, you may have signed a contract agreeing you should undergo treatment as an independent contractor. However, this contract isn’t necessarily controlling what your relationship with the company is. A Riverside court will use the ABC test to analyze if at all you should be treated as an employee. There is a possibility that Lyft drivers may be able to pass this test depending on the facts of their cases. Even though this is an evolving area of law, at the same time, it is not sure how a court would justify this issue.

Based on this test, you will only be authorized as an independent contractor if Lyft can prove:

(1) You have freedom from control or direction over your work performance
(2) The work you undertake is done outside Lyft’s places of business and its customary business
(3) You’re engaged in another trade, job, profession, or business that’s indifferent to Lyft

LYFT DRIVERS WITH PERMANENT AND TOTAL DISABILITIES

You will be considered permanently disabled only when your work-related injury harms you and cannot work anymore.

The greatest extent of medical development takes place at the time when your health care provider feels that you won’t improve beyond the scope of your recovery so far. Your employer’s insurer may try to refuse to pay permanent and total disability reimbursements, which are estimated to be 2/3 of your average weekly pay. The payment will be implemented for the rest of your life. You must have reached maximum medical development to claim these reimbursements. The amount of these assistants is adjusted periodically to change the address in the cost of living. A skilled workers’ compensation lawyer can guide you on what these variations in assistance amounts may mean for you in the coming days.

A permanent and total disability can be justified in two different ways. Firstly, you can prove you’re not able to work anymore at all. Secondly, you can prove you’ve lost the use of both of your hands, feet, arms, legs, or eyes, or a combination of two of these body parts. You could justify permanent total disability if you were in a life-threatening car crash while working for Lyft and became paralyzed for life long. In that scenario where you can’t drive any longer, and if a third party caused the crash, you might also be able to bring a personal injury lawsuit for loss.

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION ATTORNEYS FOR RIVERSIDE AREA RESIDENTS

The majority of the people do not have enough savings if they become fully disabled. Suppose you are a Lyft driver with a permanent and total disability after a job-related accident. In that case, you can talk to the experienced workers’ compensation lawyers of Riverside, Perris, Sun City, Corona, Temecula, Moreno Valley, San Bernardino, Hemet, Victor Valley, Beaumont, Banning, Yucca Valley, Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Indio Brawley. The Law Office of Dr. Peter M. Schaeffer is one of the Skilled Attorneys for Lyft drivers with permanent and total disabilities in Riverside. You can effortlessly visit us at any location in California, as we are present in all major locations such as Riverside, Perris, Sun City, Corona, Temecula, Moreno Valley, San Bernardino, Hemet, Victor Valley, Beaumont, Banning, Yucca Valley, Palm Springs, Palm Desert and Indio Brawley.

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