Knee, ankle, and foot injuries can be debilitating and can take a truck driver months – or even years – to recover from, and with certain injuries full recovery is not possible. Serious leg, ankle, and foot injuries can be excruciatingly painful for a trucker who must drive day-after-day with few breaks or opportunities to for physical therapy. Depending on the severity of the injury, it may be impossible for the trucker to continue working as a professional driver. These injuries can leave a trucker unable lift and bend as necessary to handle cargo and do basic truck maintenance and can make even simple tasks such as climbing into and exiting the cab and operating the gas and brake pedals impossible.
Simple fractures usually heal completely, but compound fractures, tendon and ligament tears, and cartilage damage can cause permanent and debilitating injuries. If you have suffered a serious knee, ankle, or foot injury, don’t try to tough it out. It is important to see a doctor so you can learn the severity of your injury and receive treatment. Ignoring the injury can make it more serious.
If your knee, ankle or foot injury has reached the point where it is difficult for you to do your job, it is time to call us. We can help. Our team of doctors and other health care professionals can determine the cause of your pain. If your knee, ankle, or foot injury resulted from a work related accident, or was caused by the negligence of a third party, we will help you recover the compensation you are owed. You will be treated with respect and we will do everything we can to make sure you receive the medical treatment you need.