I started a job working with a mechanic shop doing heavy duty truck repairs. The boss said the mechanics are considered independant contractors. I was told I would have a 2 week trial period, then would be given a company vehicle and would be considered an employee. My first day on the job I noticed that they have a warehouse where they attempt to work on heavy duty trucks. I found out that most of the work they do is out in the parking lot in front of the shop because one truck can fit into the wearhouse at a time. One week on the job I injured my knee (working in the parking lot) resulting in a badly torn lateral meniscus that required surgery. They let me go, and now I have $30,000+ in medical bills. I technically was not hired, but did get one paycheck. Am I entitled to a claim?
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