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Common Workers Compensation Injuries for Truck and Delivery Drivers

 Posted on March 29,2022 in Workers' Compensation

b2ap3_thumbnail_shutterstock_1167692650.jpg Truck drivers and delivery drivers are an increasingly important part of our economy. The volume of trucks on the road has been increasing in California and is projected to continue to grow. If you drive for a living or driving is part of your job, you know the risks you run every time you get behind the wheel. You can face danger not just from other vehicles on the road but also from the repetitive stresses of driving and from loading or unloading cargo.

Types of Injuries Truck Drivers and Delivery Drivers Suffer

 Traffic-related accidents account for most of the serious work-related injuries and deaths of truck drivers. If you are involved in a traffic accident, your injuries may have a wide range of severity, including:

  • Minor cuts and bruises

  • Fractures and serious sprains

  • Brain damage

  • Spinal cord injuries

  • Injured or severed limbs

  • Internal organ damage

Repetitive stress injuries associated with trucking and delivery employees include:

  • Lower back pain from hours of sitting while driving -This is especially found when there is no adequate seat support.

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome in the hands and wrists from repetitive driving motions

Other work-related injuries are a result of the delivery process itself:

  • Slips and falls during the delivery process

  • Strains and sprains to the knees, shoulders, and back from lifting or unloading heavy freight -  Almost half of truck driver injuries are severe strains and sprains.

If you have suffered any of these injuries while driving as part of your job, loading or unloading cargo, or even as a passenger in a work vehicle, you may be eligible to file a workers’ compensation claim. This is true whether the injury resulted from a single accident or suffered due to repeated stress over a more extended period of time. We can work closely with you to develop your claim. We can also refer you to a personal injury lawyer who can help you recover any lost wages not covered by workers’ compensation and possibly additional compensation for pain and suffering.

Contact Our Gilroy Work Injury Lawyers

Your job is essential to our economy. Do not let an injury suffered behind the wheel or while making a delivery slow you down. The workers’ compensation attorneys at Cramer + Martinez can determine if your injury qualifies for workers’ compensation and assist you in filing a claim for the benefits you deserve. Contact our Santa Clara County workers’ comp attorneys at 408-848-1113 today for your free consultation.



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