A workplace injury can happen in any job, and cost the injured employer considerable expenses. The cost of medical expenses, lost income, and other costs of an injury can be several thousand dollars or more. Truck drivers are a group of workers that can be especially prone to injuries. To help prevent our avoid these kinds of injuries, here are a few common forms of injuries to watch out for, and how to avoid them:
Whether a driver accumulated injuries to their back due to driving so much because of their job or they received a back injury in a workplace accident, a back injury can keep a driver from driving professionally in the future ever again.
Strains or sprains
Sitting in the same position for such a long period of time can cause the back or other parts of the body to settle improperly, causing nerve pain and damage. While it is possible that these injuries are temporary, they can also last far longer than you may expect.
Repetitive strain injuries
holding a steering wheel, resting your arm near the truck door window and positioning your wrists improperly can all lead to injuries like carpal tunnel, tennis elbow and other repetitive stress injuries.
What you can do to recover
Many injuries that truck drivers experience from their work can take years to develop to an obvious level, causing victims to believe it was not work-related. If you suspect that you are suffering from a workplace injury due to your job as a truck driver, consult with an attorney to see what you can do to earn fair compensation for your injuries.