Drivers of commercial vehicles, semitrucks and other heavy machinery are at risk of numerous types of injuries. When climbing out of the cab or unloading their cargo, there are plenty of opportunities for injuries to occur.
Lawyers Protecting The Rights Of Truckers And Professional Drivers
After auto accidents involving commercial vehicles, many are quick to blame truck drivers as the negligent party. However, there are numerous occasions where other drivers' recklessness or negligence results in an accident. At Fitzpatrick, Skemp & Associates, LLC, we protect the rights of truck drivers who have been hurt or injured while on the job. We have represented hundreds of truck drivers injured while working, including those who developed bad backs from driving trucks over many years.
To learn more about your options for filing a claim, contact our La Crosse firm by dialing 608-406-2282, or toll free at 866-821-1345. You can also reach us by completing our online contact form.
Not limited to crashes, there are other situations that can result in work-related injuries for truck drivers and the men and women who help with maintenance, loading and unloading, or other functions of the industry. A few common incidents we see include:
- Falls while climbing in or out of the cab or trailer
- Slip and falls when unloading cargo up or down a ramp
- Icy or other unsafe conditions in the docking area
- Unsecured or improperly secured loads
- Crashes or other types of collision accidents
For drivers and others associated with the trucking industry, the aftermath of a severe injury can be an extremely difficult and confusing time. Large insurers usually represent trucking companies, but drivers may feel that their best interests are not adequately represented by the company's provider.
At Fitzpatrick, Skemp & Associates, LLC, our attorneys can help drivers determine the most effective course of action when filing for workers' compensation benefits. In some cases, it may be necessary to file a third-party personal injury claim to hold a negligent party other than the employer accountable for unsafe working conditions. View some of our past results on our Verdicts and Settlements page.