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Jackson Truck Driver Injury Lawyer

Many people don’t think of truck drivers suffering from work-related injuries. After all, they just sit and drive a truck all day, right? Wrong!

On the contrary, driving a truck is a physical job. It involves such tasks as shifting gears, lifting freight, maintaining the truck, and visiting busy work sites. Combined with the dangers of the road, trucking is a very high-risk profession. There are many opportunities for a trucker to be injured on the job.

If you have been injured while performing your job duties as a truck driver, make sure you get the compensation you deserve. The Jackson truck driver injury lawyer at Lunsford Baskin & Priebe, PLLC will help you explore your options, such as workers’ compensation and other forms of insurance.

Common Truck Driver Injuries

Truck drivers can suffer from the following injuries:

  • Ankle and foot injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Knee injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Elbow and wrist injuries
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Muscle tears
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Vision loss
  • Hearing loss
  • Amputations
  • Repetitive stress disorders

Causes of Truck Driver Injuries

Truck drivers can suffer injuries in the following ways:

  • Highway accidents. Truck drivers are often injured while on the highway. However, most accidents are caused by other drivers who are distracted or driving carelessly around semi trucks.
  • Terminal, warehouse, and work site accidents. Many truck drivers regularly work around others at terminals, docks, warehouses, and other delivery locations. Workers at these locations often use forklifts, loaders, cranes, and other heavy equipment. Misuse of this equipment can lead to serious injuries for truck drivers.
  • Dangerous property. When on other property, truck drivers can be injured by slippery surfaces, poor lighting, uneven stairs, and broken railings.
  • Dangerous products. Product liability is a common issue in the trucking industry. Truck drivers may work with defective products such as truck parts and equipment.
  • Prolonged sitting. Truckers sit for many hours at a time. Sitting too long is bad on the body, with some studies saying that sitting is about as bad as smoking.
  • Repetitive stress. Truck drivers can suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome and tennis elbow due to repetitive motions.
  • Truck drivers often work for 11 hours straight — sometimes even more. Drowsiness and fatigue can set in after working a long day, impairing judgment and making a driver more likely to get into a crash.
  • Lifting and carrying heavy freight. Carrying heavy freight is bad on the back, leading to disc problems, back pain, and more.

Contact Lunsford Baskin & Priebe, PLLC Today

Driving a truck is more intense than you may think. It’s a physical job that involves many tasks. There’s a lot that can go wrong, so accidents and injuries are commonplace.

If you are an injured truck driver, seek legal help from the Jackson truck driver injury lawyer at Lunsford, Baskin, & Priebe, PLLC. We will aggressively pursue the maximum compensation available for your injuries. To schedule a consultation, fill out the online form or call (601) 488-3975.

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