Most people understand that the trucking industry can be incredibly difficult to work in. The men and women who put in hours each week transporting goods and performing services throughout this state and country should not have to worry about whether they will receive compensation if they are injured at work. At the Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach, our Encino trucking accident attorneys are ready to get to work on your case today. Let us help secure the compensation you are entitled to after a trucking work injury.
Truckers have incredibly difficult jobs, and the injuries they sustain can affect them their entire lives. From injuries that happen due to repetitive stress to traumatic injuries caused by accidents, truckers sustain a range of injuries. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the most common injuries truck drivers sustain include the following:
These injuries occur in a variety of ways. OSHA says that the most common events or exposures leading to injury include:
Truckers deserve to have safe workplaces, and this includes safe vehicles. It is up to trucking companies to ensure each vehicle is properly inspected and maintained at all times. This will help prevent vehicle accidents that can lead to serious truck driver injuries.
If a truck driver sustained an injury in an accident that was caused by another driver’s careless or negligent actions, they could be entitled to compensation beyond the coverage that workers compensation provides.
While the majority of a trucker’s time is spent in their vehicle, they can also sustain injuries in other ways. It is important that loading docks are safe and that the people who work around truckers follow safety protocols. In many cases, truck drivers are injured due to the careless or negligent actions of a third party and not due to the negligence of their own employer. On any given day, a truck driver usually interacts with several different companies that may not have the same high level of safety protocols in place.
If you or somebody you care about has been injured at work in a trucking accident, you should be entitled to compensation. However, if your employer or insurer has denied or delayed your claim, let the Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach get to work on your case today. We will investigate what happened in order to secure the following: