Workers’ Compensation Issues for Truck Drivers
Driving a commercial truck can be a physically and mentally exhausting job. From long hours on the road to loading heavy cargo, being a truck driver can take its toll. In addition, there is the constant risk of involvement in a serious, accident-causing injury.
Fortunately, in most cases, truck drivers who are hurt on the job are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. This is true even if a truck driver caused an accident himself or herself. To learn whether you have a claim, call us today to speak with a Los Angeles workers’ compensation lawyer.
Truck Drivers Can Suffer Traumatic Injuries
Some common ways that truck drivers can hurt themselves while working include accidents handling heavy equipment, falls from loading docks, traffic accidents, and loading cargo, just to name a few. Some of the injuries these and other trucking accidents can cause include:
- Broken bones
- Crush injuries
- Severe soft tissue injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
In the event that you are involved in a work-related accident, you should report the incident to your employer immediately and seek medical attention. Next, call a lawyer as soon as you can.
Trucking-Related Illness or Conditions May Entitle You to Benefits
Importantly, truck drivers may also be able to obtain benefits for work-related health conditions or illnesses. For example, if you develop lower-back problems as a result of driving a truck or a repetitive strain injury from a task you perform over and over again throughout the day, you are likely entitled to benefits for part of your lost income and medical treatment.
Speak with a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer in Los Angeles Today
If you are a trucker and have been hurt on the job or developed a work-related medical condition, contact the Employee Defense Group today. To schedule a free case evaluation with a Los Angeles workers’ compensation attorney, call 818.334.4870 or contact us online.