Thousands of workers employed in the trucking industry are injured each year while performing the duties associated with their jobs. Truck drivers are exposed to a variety of hazardous conditions that put them at risk for a work-related injury or accident. The most obvious risk factor is that many truckers spend each workday traveling locally or cross-country on our nation’s roadways and highways, putting them at an increased risk of being involved in a trucking accident. In addition, truckers are frequently transporting heavy materials that they are required to load and unload, creating risks for physical injuries. Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation law firm of E.S. Borjeson & Associates is committed to helping injured truck drivers who have been hurt while on the job.
A workplace injury or fatality to a truck driver can occur from a variety of circumstances, including:
Slip and fall accidents
Loading and unloading cargo
Being struck by or pinned against an object
Lifting heavy materials
Defective products or equipment malfunctions
Improper vehicle maintenance
These types of accidents can cause a multitude of injuries ranging from minor and temporary to life-changing and catastrophic. Some of the more common work-related injuries suffered by truck drivers include:
Musculoskeletal injuries to the neck, back and shoulders
Traumatic brain injuries
Spinal cord injuries
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Sprains and strains
Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation lawyers at E.S. Borjeson & Associates handle all types of cases in which truck drivers have been injured while on the job. We understand that a work-related injury can profoundly impact a truck driver’s life, as well as the lives of their family members. Your ability to continue to work can be affected, as well as the means to provide for your family. If you are injured at work, it is important to speak with a qualified Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation lawyer as soon as possible to determine what legal options are available to you and to ensure that your rights are fully protected.
Be aware that insurance companies and employers will often attempt to deny you benefits or offer you a low settlement. For these reasons, it is in your best interest to hire a Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation lawyer who understands the intricacies of the law and has the experience and competence to take on these companies.
Philadelphia work injury lawyers have the knowledge and resources to thoroughly perform an investigation to establish who is responsible for your injuries. While you focus on your recovery, our experienced legal team will aggressively pursue the task of securing the maximum financial compensation to which you are entitled under the law. This can include Workers’ Compensation benefits and perhaps a third-party liability claim, if your accident or injury was caused by the negligence or recklessness of someone other than your employer or fellow employee. Financial compensation can be sought for current and future medical expenses, lost wages, loss of earning capacity, and pain and suffering.
If you or someone you love has been injured while driving or performing your duties as a truck driver, contact our Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation lawyers. With more than 20 years of experience in representing injured truckers, you can count on our injury lawyers to successfully achieve the fair and favorable results that you need. Our law offices are conveniently located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, enabling us to represent clients in the surrounding areas of Berks County, Bucks County, Chester County, Delaware County, Montgomery County and Philadelphia County. Don’t hesitate. Call us today to schedule a free consultation with one of our Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation attorneys or submit an online contact form.