Have you ever thought about what it takes to fill your store shelves with the products you buy each week or how construction materials are moved from place to place? When it comes to one industry that is vital for our country, the trucking industry and those who work in it deserve our thanks.
However, truck drivers are also prone to many injuries that you may not even think about. At Hiden, Rott & Oertle, LLP, our qualified and experienced team is ready to help if you are a trucker who has been injured due to workplace activities. If you need a San Diego work injury attorney, you can call us for help today.
What Can Happen?
If you type “truck accidents” in a search engine, you will find all sorts of statistics that relate to people actually getting involved in accidents with trucks. How many people actually take time to think about how physically demanding the job is for the truck drivers themselves? On a daily basis, their bodies are taking a beating. Over the years that many drivers spend on the job, this can mean injuries that leave them debilitated.
We find that truck driver injuries are often caused by:
- Getting struck by objects
- Lifting heavy objects
- Awkward positions
- Reaching overhead
- Gripping improperly
- And more
Sprain and strains are the most common type of injury that truck drivers face, but they are also prone to more serious injuries like spinal cord damage, traumatic brain injuries, broken and dislocated bones, and more. We commonly speak to truck drivers who have constant neck and back pain, shoulder pain, and knee pain.
We also need to note that truck drivers are prone to repetitive stress injuries. Over the course of a typical workday, week, month, and year, truck drivers typically repeat the same motions over and over again with little variation. We have spoken at length before about RSIs and how damaging they can be. These types of injuries are often also harder to prove are work-related because the symptoms can take years to manifest. Carpal tunnel syndrome, something that many people think only happens to office workers, is a common truck driver injury.
What Happens Now?
If you or someone you know is a trucker who has sustained a workplace injury but is struggling to get coverage, seek legal assistance as soon as possible. At Hiden, Rott & Oertle, LLP, we understand the complexities of work-related injuries and will work skillfully to secure the compensation needed. This can include:
- Coverage of short and long-term medical expenses
- Lost income and benefits if you cannot work
- Pain and suffering damages
- And more
When you need a work injury attorney in San Diego, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling our office. We know that without getting medical care, your career is in jeopardy, so let’s work together to get you back on your feet.