Truck drivers have the strenuous job of transporting goods across the country. They make sure supplied are delivered on time, load and unload heavy cargo, and spend hours behind the wheel. Because of this, the trucking industry can be a dangerous one, especially when you consider the auto accidents that happen on the road every day. Not only that, truck drivers are on the road for hours at a time. Often this causes drivers to lose sleep throughout the night. At the Law Offices of Charles H. Leo, P.A., we are experts in high risk occupations. We understand there are hazards that come with truck driving that can leave you with injury, health concerns, or worse.
Whether or not your health concerns or injuries are due to negligence, above all else the safety of the workers should come first. Have you been injured on the job? You may qualify for Workers’ Compensation in Orlando, Florida. Find out more by reading below.
Injuries Truck Drivers Face
There are many different kinds of affliction a truck driver faces on the job. The most obvious injuries will come from collisions with cars or other trucks. In these cases you can suffer from broken bones, which may take weeks or months to heal fully. Concussions cause vision issues as well as sensitivity to light and noise. Shoulder injuries and other strains lead to serious consequences that negatively affect your quality of life. Even worse, they affect your ability to find work in the future.
Because of their grueling schedule, truck drivers may not take the time to stretch regularly. This leads to sore muscles and tissue injuries. Sleep-deprived employees are also more likely to fall asleep at the wheel and cause life-threatening accidents.
When you are involved in an auto accident, truck drivers may also face Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD. Those who have been subjected to a traumatic situation feel the consequences even long after the incident has happened.
Injured truck drivers can, and should, seek Workers’ Compensation by seeking help from an experienced attorney. Jurisdiction is usually in the state where the accident occurred, and/or as stated in the contract. Here’s how to contact Leo Trial Group to get the process started today.
Seeking Workers’ Compensation for Truck Drivers
If you are a professional truck driver who has suffered due to injuries on the job, reach out and seek the services of the Law Offices of Charles H. Leo, P.A.. Charles Leo is a Workers’ Compensation attorney in Orlando who is Board Certified to help you with your case. We can negotiate a fair settlement specific to your situation.
Have you been put under pressure to meet a hard delivery deadline and drove dangerously on the highway, causing an unexpected accident? Injured workers can get paid for any medical treatments needed as well as lost wages. We also handle negligently caused truck accidents.
It can get difficult and even complicated to understand what you are entitled to, including disability benefits or more. The Law Offices of Charles H. Leo, P.A. has helped thousands of workers seeking compensation in Orlando, Florida. Contact us today and we will help you get the benefits you deserve.