The trucking industry is one of the most important industries in not only California but the entire country. The more trucks you see on the roads, the better the economy is performing. Trucks haul livestock, clothing, food, medicine, and other products that help us live comfortably. Working as a truck driver is a dangerous and tiring job. The San Fernando Valley trucking accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach will fight for your right to compensation if injured in such an accident.
Trucking accidents can be some of the most severe in California. Truck drivers log long hours, haul hazardous materials, and operate heavy machinery. If the truck has a defective part, fails mechanically, or is not loaded properly, it can lead to the truck driver being involved in a workplace accident that leaves them seriously injured.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reports the following injuries as the most common for truck drivers:
All of the injuries listed above can be caused in various ways, including the following:
Truck drivers deserve a safe workplace at all times, and this includes the trucks they drive. It is the responsibility of the trucking company to provide truck drivers with safe environments, which includes making sure that the trucks are inspected, repaired, and properly maintained.
Should a truck driver be involved in a vehicle accident that was caused by the other driver, the truck driver might be entitled to compensation that is worth more than what could be provided via workers’ compensation.
Truck drivers are not only in their trucks for a significant portion of the day. They also work on loading docks, in stores, and in other areas where they can suffer injuries. Truck drivers deserve to be safe in all of these areas. If they are injured in a store while making a delivery, or on a loading dock, a third party can be held liable for their injuries.
Were you injured in a trucking accident in the San Fernando Valley? If so, you can seek compensation for your injuries. The San Fernando Valley trucking accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach can help you recover compensation for the following:
If you have suffered an injury while working as a truck driver, you have rights under California’s workers’ compensation laws. Call the Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach at 818-609-7005 to speak with a San Fernando Valley trucking accident attorney today.