Be On Guard: North Carolina Decision Continues Worrisome Trend

Click on the link below to read a brief authored by the Transportation & Logistics practice at the Benesh law firm. Benesch_TL_FLASH46-page-a

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?

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