One of the worst elements of fatigue in relation to driving is that it can happen so fast, sneaking up on a vehicle operator and creating havoc. Truckers generally work long hours, and weariness can affect their safety as well as the safety of the drivers around them. The Department of Transportation reports that fatigue is a major factor in the thousands of large truck accidents that occur each year.
Injuries to the back, spine and neck are some of the most painful and serious injuries a person can suffer. If you sustained a back injury in the course of your job duties, you are eligible for workers' compensation benefits. The question then becomes, what benefits can you recover? In Nebraska, injured workers are eligible to recover the following medical benefits and wage loss benefits. Let's discuss each of these benefits.