At Polaris Law Group, we are committed to helping workers throughout Northern California defend their rights and hold their employers accountable. Our law firm often works with commercial truck drivers and delivery drivers who have suffered serious injuries at work, but their employers have denied their injury claims. We are familiar with case like these, and we know which legal strategies to use to obtain the compensation that our clients are entitled to. Below, we discuss common truck driver injuries.
Truck accidents can cause devastating injuries, such as:
- Permanent Disfigurement
- Broken Bones
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Herniated Discs
- Facial Lacerations
Truck drivers who have been injured on the job can qualify for workers’ compensation. If the accident was caused by another party’s negligence, they can also file a personal injury claim to recover damages.
Repetitive Motion Injuries
Truck drivers have to constantly grip a steering wheel to complete various job functions. Over time, the repetitive motions that drivers make throughout their workday can cause carpal tunnel syndrome. Because drivers also have to brake frequently, many develop chronic pain in their knees. Injuries that have been aggravated or developed due to the conditions of your job are covered under workers’ compensation law.
Truck drivers are forced to sit in their vehicles for more than 10 hours a day. Because sitting for long periods of time puts enormous pressure on the back and neck, truck drivers often experience intense pain in these areas, which makes it difficult for them to perform their work-related duties.
Loading & Unloading Injuries
Trucks carry heavy loads of cargo that some drivers are required to unload when they arrive at their destination. Back, neck, knee, hand, and shoulder injuries are commonly found in workers who have to frequently lift heavy objects. Drivers should always use the proper equipment to help them lift and unload cargo from a truck.
Talk to an Employment Law Attorney Today
Are you a truck driver who has been injured at work? Has your employer denied your injury claim or fired you for reporting your injury? If so, you should speak to our legal team to find out how we can help you uphold your labor rights. We can review your case and build a legal strategy that will allow you to pursue maximum compensation.