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Truck Drivers Can be Injured on the JobBy Pyle Law, June 02 2020 5:00 pm
Nearly every occupation in American comes with the risk of being injured on the job. While it may not be the first occupation that comes to mind when you think of workplace injuries, truck drivers can be injured on the job. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers had the most fatalities of all detailed occupations in 2019 at 831. Truck drivers who experience occupational injuries and illnesses may be forced to leave their career while struggling to pay their bills. If you are a truck driver who has been injured on the job, seek the advice of a skilled Kansas workers’ compensation attorney.
Truck drivers have a physically demanding job that will take its toll on the body. Not only is there a significant risk of injury, but also due to the labor required for trucking jobs, an injury can often be career-ending. The risks and injuries can vary based on the type of truck an individual drives and the other duties of their job.
For example, drivers who make deliveries in residential areas are prone to slipping and falling when getting out to deliver a parcel. Industrial truck drivers are more likely to sustain injuries related to malfunctioning lift gates and challenges loading or unloading their truck. Both types of injuries can warrant a worker’s compensation claim and should be discussed with a Kansas workers compensation lawyer. The most common types of occupational injuries for those in the trucking industry include:
As long as you are not an independent contractor, you should be eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits. Since this coverage does not rely on your employer or any other party being at-fault for your injuries, it can be easier to obtain than filing a personal injury claim. Workers’ compensation claims are also appropriate if you have a repetitive stress injury or exposure to hazardous materials. A Kansas workers compensation attorney can review the details of your accident and injuries to determine if you have a valid claim for workers’ compensation benefits.
At Pyle Law, our legal team knows that a work injury can substantially impact your life. Whether this impact will be temporary or permanent, you deserve financial help. We aim to remove the financial and emotional stress that you may be experiencing regarding your work injury. Call 620-374-9299 or use our online contact form to learn more about workers’ compensation claims and to receive your free case consultation with a Kansas workers compensation attorney at Pyle Law.