Helping Injured Workers with Workers' Compensation Claims
Transportation workers are responsible for moving both people and goods throughout Mississippi every day. Their jobs carry health risks, and when transportation workers are hurt at work, they deserve to receive workers' compensation benefits. Just because they can receive such benefits does not mean they will get them. At Tabor Law Firm, P.A., our experienced workers' compensation attorneys can fight for their rights and the compensation they rightfully deserve.
People employed in the transportation industry work as bus drivers, subway car operators, train operators, truck drivers, ferry operators, pilots, mechanics, customer service representatives and in many other positions. Some of the injuries experienced by transportation workers in Ridgeland, Jackson and throughout Mississippi include:
- Back pain - Truck drivers, bus drivers, limo drivers and pilots all spend long hours being seated. This can cause pain in the middle and lower back.
- Lifting injuries - Many transportation workers are required to lift merchandise being transported. This can lead to muscle strains and sprains and hernias.
- Repetitive motion injuries - Drivers often perform the same motions repeatedly at work. This can lead to damaged muscles, nerves, tendons and ligaments in the hands, wrists and arms.
- Crash injuries - If their vehicle or plane is involved in a crash, transportation workers can suffer serious injuries. These include broken bones, traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injuries.