Commercial and Delivery Drivers
Philadelphia Workers Compensation Lawyers
Poor driving conditions, delivery deadlines, and long hours on the road make commercial and delivery drivers including bus drivers, garbage truck drivers, delivery drivers, limo drivers, forklift drivers, and tractor-trailer drivers, subject to work injuries.
Some of the types of injuries commercial and delivery drivers sustain may include:
- Fatal Injuries
- Breaks and Fractures
- Head Trauma
- Spinal cord injuries
- Soreness, stiffness and pain in the neck, shoulders, and knees
- Tendonitis, herniated disks, joint strains
- Disfiguring lacerations and cuts
- Loss of a finger or toe
When thinking about types of work injuries commercial and delivery drivers may endure, motor vehicle accidents are the first to come to mind. The size and weight of these vehicles along with long tedious hours, make a collision causing serious injuries seem inevitable. However, commercial and delivery drivers may be injured in a variety of other ways including, but not limited to, the following.
- Forklift accidents, which may occur from equipment malfunction of this heavy equipment or careless driving.
- Slip, trip and falls which can occur anywhere from uneven grounds of a ware house to outside in a driveway to a high step while climbing in and out of the vehicle.
- Overexertion where the driver is repetitively lifting heavy objects such as large boxes, trash or other large items.
- Struck by accidents where cargo or other large items may hit the driver putting him or her out of work.
- Sitting for an extended period of time causing repetitive stress injuries and soreness and stiffness of the joints, neck and back, but also health issues such as cardiovascular disease.
What To Do After A Work Injury as a Commercial or Delivery Driver:
- Report your injury or work-related illness to your employer or supervisor immediately. Tell them you were hurt on the job as well as the date and location of the injury.
- Seek medical attention. You may need to see your employer’s doctor, if your employer maintains a panel physician list. Ask if your employer has such a list and, if they do, ask that it is provided to you immediately. If they do not have a list, you are free to treat with whichever doctor you choose.
- Know your rights. Contact the Philadelphia workers’ compensation lawyers, at Pearson Koutcher Law and speak with a lawyer with expertise in workplace injury law. Our attorneys have over 100 years of combined experience helping injured workers throughout Pennsylvania and will help you fully understand your rights as an injured employee and assist you in seeking the full Workers’ Compensation benefits you deserve under the law.
Our Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation Lawyers are here for you
We will fight to get you the workers’ compensation benefits you need to make the best recovery possible from your work injuries. For over 100 years, our practice has assisted injured workers in the Greater Philadelphia region to successfully obtain their benefits. Call us for a free consultation.