The transportation industry is rife with dangerous working conditions – all it takes is an instant for the worst to happen. If a truck driver is unable to stop on a slick road or if he blows a tire while driving on a packed freeway, the consequences can be dire. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, transportation incidents are the leading cause of on-the-job fatalities across all job categories, accounting for more than 25 percent of worker deaths overall.
At the Law Offices of Gerald D. Brody & Associates, we represent employees who are injured on the job in accidents involving semi trucks, buses, and other company vehicles. Often, workers are not the sole parties responsible for these incidents, and they may be able to seek workers’ compensation for their injuries. The following are just a few of the types of transportation workers we help:
Fork lift operators
Helicopter and airplane pilots
Shipping and receiving clerks
Common Transportation Injuries
Most all transportation injuries fall into one of five categories:
A Musculoskeletal Disorder (MSD), which is an injury that results from overexertion, such as moving something heavy and pulling a back muscle.
A fall from an elevated work surface like a vehicle or loading dock, which often results in a back or knee sprain.
A fall to the ground from the same level due to slipping or tripping, which commonly results in a back or shoulder sprain.
Being struck by an object on a truck or forklift, which can result in a smashed finger or a crushed foot as well as cuts and bruises.
- A vehicle-related injury stemming from a collision with another car, resulting in a back or neck injury (also called whiplash).
Challenges Following a Transportation Accident
After a transportation accident, recovering from your injuries should be your first and only priority. However, your employer has likely started preparing for you to file a workers’ compensation claim and already has a legal team working on a way to avoid responsibility. This can be incredibly frustrating – especially when you’re in pain and still trying to make sense of the accident yourself. That’s where a San Diego workers’ compensation attorney can help tremendously.
Contact Gerald D. Brody & Associates for Your Transportation Injury
Whether you’re recovering from a minor car accident or you suffered a spinal cord injury that has left you permanently impaired, every last dollar of compensation matters if you’re unable to work.
At the Law Offices of Gerald D. Brody & Associates, our attorneys will evaluate your case, gather your medical records, call on expert witnesses, and support your claim in court. As experts in workers compensation law, we’re passionate about helping workers injured in transportation accidents. No matter how complex your case may be, we’ll fight tooth and nail to help you collect the benefits you deserve.
Contact us today to schedule your free initial consultation.