Shoulder, elbow and wrist injuries (often referred to upper extremity injuries) are common for professional trucker drivers. The causes of these injuries include pulling the fifth wheel pin, lowering and raising heavy truck hoods, slipping while climbing into or exiting the truck, sleeping on one side in a bouncing vehicle, lowering the landing gear, loading and unloading cargo, driving with one elbow on the window frame, and resting a hand on a constantly vibrating gearshift lever. Truckers Elbow, shoulder and wrist injuries can also occur from highway, terminal and worksite accidents, as well as dangerous and defective products improperly designed and manufactured.
Truck drivers are likely to engage in numerous activities every day that put them at risk for shoulder, elbow and risk injuries. It’s only a matter of time until an injury occurs. When you do feel pain in your shoulder, elbow and wrist area, don’t ignore it. Truck drivers generally do not like to complain even when they are in pain and often don’t like to see doctors for their injuries. Seeing a doctor for your shoulder, elbow, and wrist injury is very important and can prevent the injury from becoming more serious.
If your shoulder, elbow, or wrist 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 back or neck 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.