My fiance nearly died after being tragically beaten to near death at a TA truck stop while driving for Werner. He was "missing" for 16 days, as he was in a coma. I called his dispatcher, and just about everyone in Werner Trucking looking for him. On day 16 I got a call from the terminal as I was listed as next of kin, as to what to do with his personal belongings in his truck. I was dumbfounded, I stated that I had been calling daily and that my fiance was missing. I filed a missing persons report. Finally someone called to tell me he was in the hospital several hours north, I called the hospital, yet another dead end.
Two days later, Day 18, a detective finally called and told me the room number he was in and that he was listed under another name for safety reasons. Some time later I found out Werner knew day 1 he was taken to the hospital after being badly beaten and never informed me. I went through hell with worry to say the least, and this is only the beginning of my tale of woe with them.
My fiance does not recall anything about this beating, but was near death with 7 skull fractures. He has permanent injuries and ZERO salary coming in, because he is being denied workmans comp benefits.
I have been hung up on twice by "Carrie" an adjuster with Werner, I have a fiance that still may die, will never be the same again, and a callous capricious, and clearly untrained adjuster working for them, who took it upon herself to just say "claim denied" with no further explanation, I have no choice at this point but to hire an attorney to deal with them.
What gets me the most is that my fiance was fueling up his truck, to go pick up a load and clutched in his hand that still has bloody fingerprints on it was his Werner gas card. He was protecting the company he loved and worked with for over five years, in return, I was treated with utter disdain, brutality, and callousousness that surpasses none I have ever seen before. Additionally, she outright lied to me and said he was shown at a flying J. So aparantly the Detective and the 911 operators were both liars, she even claimed a TA wasn't located there.
I wonder whomever is President of Werner Trucking is aware that it is their policy to hire and train personell that treat the families of truckers in that manner. There was no dignity on that end. They could care less is their drivers die or not. Not one person in that entire company has even called to see how my fiance is doing. It sickens me to think that this goes on.
I certainly hope they like talking to our attorneys, because thats where its heading.
Port St Lucie, Florida