Injuries in the Trucking Industry
Truckers and warehouse workers in the trucking industry are exposed to a number of injury risks every day. Many workers in the industry do manual labor for long hours each day that can eventually take its toll on the body. Truckers who travel regularly also may be injured in a truck accident or may sustain other driving-related injuries.
Types of Trucking Injuries
Performing manual work on a regular basis can eventually lead to injury, often through no fault of the worker himself or herself. An employee of a trucking or freight company may be injured from lifting heavy objects, working with heavy machinery, or from repeatedly performing the same work for several hours each day.
Some types of possible trucking injuries include:
- Back injuries
- Head injuries
- Neck and spine injuries
- Broken limbs
- Repetitive motion injuries
Compensation for Work-Related Injuries
Any of these injuries could put an employee out of work for weeks or months. If this has happened to you or someone you know, you may be worried about paying costly medical bills, dealing with a loss of income, and recovering from your injury.
Our experienced Des Moines workers’ compensation attorneys can help to relieve some of the stress of your injury by protecting your rights and interests throughout your workers’ compensation claim. We will work to ensure that you are offered fair compensation and that you receive the full payment that you need.
To speak with a transportation accident lawyer about your trucking injury and how we can help you pursue your claim for benefits, contact LaMarca Law Group, P.C., today at 877-327-2600.