Truck Drivers – Work Injuries – Phlebitis

Posted by Cal Leventhal & filed under DLP Law.


Many truck drivers are under the false impression that unless they sustain physical injuries in the nature of broken bones, etc., they do not have a Workers’ Compensation claim. Because of the nature of the work that is involved in truck driving especially long-haul truck drivers, the driver is in a sitting position most of the time. In many drivers, this leads to the development of circulation problems, especially in the lower extremities or phlebitis. Phlebitis, in and of itself, can become very disabling and painful. This condition is recognized as being work related and would entitle the truck driver to both wage losses and medical benefits.

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Cal Leventhal

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Cal is a graduate of the University of Miami (magna Cum Laude) and attended Loyola and Notre Dame law schools graduating in 1976. He is admitted to the Bars of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania and both state and federal trial and appellate courts situated in Pennsylvania.

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