Dock Accidents and Injuries
A person working on the docks of a port may be injured in an accident caused by the rush of activity that can take place at the harbor. Large ships and tankers are responsible for moving massive amounts of materials because they are still significantly more efficient than multiple cargo plane flights. Unfortunately, due to the loading and unloading of heavy objects for the ships combined with the slippery terrain, dockside accidents happen fairly frequently.
In some cases, those injured in dock accidents may be entitled to financially compensation to aid with medical bills and lost wages during recovery. For more information regarding your legal options if you have been injured while at a dock, contact the Raleigh workers’ compensation attorneys of Scudder & Hedrick, PLLC, at 919-851-3311 today.
Common Accidents in a Port
Ports and docks are often filled with a flurry of motion as cargo is moved, any ship repairs are made, and food, water, and fuel are refilled for the ships. This can result in dangerous situations such as heavy machinery driving to and fro, pools of water collected on the dock, and more. Thus, it is no surprise that dock accidents can and do occur. A dock worker can suffer the following injuries while on the job:
- Trip and fall injuries from ropes, nets, and anchors
- Injuries from crane malfunction
- Forklift and vehicular injuries
- Boat motor injuries
- Slip and fall injuries
In some cases, accidents on the docks can cause a wrongful death.
If you or someone you love has been injured because of dangerous working conditions on a dock, there may be legal action available. To learn more about your workers’ comp options, contact the Raleigh workplace accident lawyers of Scudder & Hedrick, PLLC, today by calling 919-851-3311.