What Truck Drivers Need to Know About Illinois Worker’s Comp Law

Categories: Illinois Workers’ Compensation Law. | September 7, 2023

Trucking is a rewarding, yet challenging career. It’s a growing industry and has many benefits, but driving a large truck is physically demanding and dangerous. Truckers can get seriously hurt unloading cargo, cranking landing gear, slipping and falling on fluids leaked from the truck or reefer unit, crashes on the road and many more.

These are some of the most common types of truck accident injuries:

– Truck accidents (Collisions with other vehicles)
– Accidents during loading or unloading cargo
– Contact with objects or equipment
– Slips, trips, and falls (Including climbing up into tractor cabs, entering and exiting trucks)
– Repetitive stress (Truckers may also be susceptible to repetitive motion injuries)

Injuries commonly associated with truck accidents include:

– Lacerations
– Broken bones
– Back and neck injuries
– Internal organ injuries
– Rib and torso injuries
– Spinal cord injuries

If you’re involved in an accident while driving a truck, you may be able to collect workers compensation. Our workers comp lawyer has many years of experience helping victims of truck accidents receive the compensation they deserve.

We will explore all aspects of your trucking injury case to determine all potential sources of compensation, and stand by your side throughout the process. Call us today at (312) 726-5567 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation.