Leg and Foot Injuries Are Painful And Can Prevent Truckers From Working

In our prior post on common trucking injuries, we discussed shoulder, elbow and wrist injuries.  In this post, we discuss common leg and foot injuries that prevent truckers from working. Leg and foot injuries can be debilitating and can take a truck driver months – or even years – to recover, and with certain injuries [...]

Social Security Disability Can Help Hurt Truckers Pay Bills After An Injury

In our prior post on “Paying Bills After an Injury,” we discussed private disability insurance.  We continue the segment in this post discussing Social Security Disability benefits. Many people think that Social Security is just a retirement program.  That is not the case. Under certain circumstances, Social Security also provides disability benefits to those who [...]

Does Your Trucking Company Treat You Like Its Most Valuable Resource?

Does your trucking company treat you like their most valuable resource?Has anyone else come across a trailer with this message?  We recently snapped this picture just outside of Joplin, Missouri.  The trailer has an important message - truck drivers really are the most valuable resource of any trucking company.  Without truck drivers, goods wouldn't move, [...]

Shoulder, Elbow, and Wrist Injuries Are Painful Injuries That Prevent Truckers From Working

Shoulder, elbow and wrist injuries (often referred to upper extremity injuries) are common among professional truck drivers.  The injuries can be terribly painful and can make working as a professional truck driver impossible.  For example, a trucker with a torn rotator cuff or nerve damage or impingement in the wrist or elbow may be unable [...]

Trucking Companies Are Required To Pay For Medical Care For Truckers Injured In Work Related Accidents

Hurt truck drivers often face overwhelming obstacles in receiving medical care.  Trucking companies often fire truckers who are injured and cannot work.  When fired, the truck driver loses employment benefits, including health insurance benefits.  The trucker can retain health insurance coverage for a period of time by paying for COBRA benefits, but those benefits are [...]

Social Media Can Damage Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation Claims

Our technology blog this week focuses on the impact (sometimes negative) that social media can have on your personal injury or workers’ compensation claim.  Social Media Mistakes Can Damage Personal Injury and Workers Comp CasesThe internet has changed the way we live our lives in innumerable ways.  Information is more accessible than at any time [...]