If you drive a semi or another type of large truck, you likely face an assortment of risks every single day you work. Whether you drive in San Bernardino, or on roads in another part of California, you may face hazards while maneuvering through traffic, unloading cargo or as a result of repetitive stress. At Kampf, Schiavone & Associates, we are well aware of the multiple challenges that injured truckers may face while trying to move forward from a workplace accident.
While traffic accidents are a major concern, it is important for you to watch out for injuries involving other risks that you may face at work. Recovering from an injury may take months, or even years. Moreover, you should utilize any resources that can help you as you try to restore normalcy in your life. For example, if you successfully apply for workers’ compensation, a number of benefits may assist you, from compensation to help with medical treatment and more.
After you have addressed some of the immediate concerns following a workplace accident, it is important for you to look at the potential long-term consequences of the crash. Depending on the nature of your injuries, you may not be able to drive a truck ever again and it will be important to review all of your options.
If you take a look at our workers’ comp page, you will find even more material that is related to some of the issues truck drivers may face after being hurt while working.