The Dangers of Trucking
Truckers are often portrayed in a less than favorable light in media accounts, fictional representations, and in the angry mind of a frustrated motorist. But truckers provide an immeasurably important service to American businesses and consumers. Without the deliveries that 18-wheelers and smaller transports make, our grocery and retail store shelves would be bare, and the ramifications would have virtually
no end. In the course of covering long distances, driving long hours, and contending with heavy loads, truckers are some of the most likely workers to suffer an on-the-job injury.
If you have been hurt at work, and for you that may mean out on the road and far away from home, then we can help you to seek the workers’ compensation benefits that you are due. Contact the Des Moines transportation accidents lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at 877-327-2600 to speak with a committed attorney who will help you defend your legal rights.
Trucking Accidents and Anguish
Due to the nature of trucking, there is one significant occupational risk factor that jumps immediately to the front of mind. Driving always comes with some degree of inherent hazard, and when the vehicle at your command is a massive truck with an awkwardly distributed weight measuring several tons, the potential severity quickly escalates. But there are also other dangers that can expose a trucker to an injury that would warrant the filing of a workers’ compensation claim. Some of these are:
- Loading and Unloading of Cargo
- Transportation of Hazardous Materials (Chemical, Flammable, Etc.)
- Truck Defect or Malfunction
- Negligent Maintenance of a Vehicle by the Trucking Company
As a firm founded on the values of Middle America, the Des Moines workers’ compensation lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., grasp and appreciates the significant role that you play in supporting our economy, lifestyle, and livelihoods. If you have suffered an occupational injury while engaged in trucking related activities, contact us today at 877-327-2600.