Click on the link below to read a brief authored by the Transportation & Logistics practice at the Benesh law firm.
In short, a NC court ruled that a Freight Broker was responsible for a work comp claim filed by an O/O hauling for a Motor Carrier the Broker contracted with. Confusing, yes, but read it a few times and you will understand the implications…
This case reinforces several ongoing challenges:
1) What happens when an Owner Operator gets injured on the job?
2) Broker-carrier agreements – who is responsible when some thing happens?