You may think that the only dangers for truck drivers are vehicle accidents. This is not the case. Truck drivers are at risk for several different types of injuries and accidents, from repetitive strain injuries to spinal cord injuries. If you’ve been involved in a truck accident, or have sustained other injuries while performing your job duties, you could be eligible for workers’ compensation. To find out more about your options, speak to one of our experienced workers’ comp attorneys.
Common Truck Driver Injuries
- Fall accidents
- Motor-vehicle collisions, which may lead to amputations, organ damage, paralysis, broken bones, spinal cord damage, or even death
- Musculoskeletal disorders which can happen when loading or unloading trucks
- Spinal cord injuries, which can lead to permanent paralysis, PTSD, depression, and more.
- Back pain caused by lifting heavy objects
- Repetitive stress injuries caused by operating the truck, lowering the landing gear, lifting the truck hood, etc.
- Foot, leg, or knee injuries caused by sitting for long periods of time and frequent use of the gas pedal
Do I Need a Workers’ Comp Lawyer?
It is highly recommended that you work with a qualified workers’ compensation attorney in truck driver accident cases. Sometimes, your employer might claim that you are not considered an employee, but an independent contractor. Independent contractors are not covered by workers’ compensation insurance. In order to successfully fight this claim, you will need the help of an attorney.
Contact a Massachusetts Workers’ Comp Attorney
At Powers & Caccavale, we know that even the smallest injury can make a big impact on you and your family. That’s why we are dedicated to helping workers who have been injured on-the-job, including truck drivers. Let us advocate on your behalf and get you the compensation you rightly deserve. Fill out our free case evaluation or call us toll-free at (617) 379-0016.