Dock worker injuries are all to common in our ports, and the men and women who work in our ports deserve protection for the dangers they face. Dock workers are a key part of ensuring smooth operations at the Port of Los Angeles, the Port of Long Beach, and the Port of Honolulu. With numerous terminals and thousands of ships each year passing through these ports and shipping channels, dock workers are tasked with the dangerous work loading and unloading cargo and making necessary repairs to ships. Call Conlogue Law LLP for a free consultation if you have suffered an injury on the docks.
Dock Worker Injuries
Dock workers are exposed to substantial risk in the course of their jobs. A dock worker, longshoreman, or stevedore may trip over a piece of rotted wood on the dock, fall into the water, be exposed to hazardous chemicals while unloading cargo, or sustain any number of accidental injuries. These accidents have tragic and long-lasting consequences.
Accordingly, it’s important to work with an experienced Los Angeles maritime lawyer after suffering a dockside injury. With a decade of experience under our belt, Conlogue Law LLP has a distinguished record of helping dock workers who have been injured on the job.
Dock Worker Accidents & Injuries
Dock workers are repeatedly exposed to numerous risks in the course of their job, whether due to poor working conditions, weather, hazardous cargo, or faulty equipment. As a consequence, dock worker accidents are common and potentially devastating.
Accidents experienced by dock workers include:
- Fires or explosions
- Falling into nearby water and drowning
- Slipping on wet surfaces
- Exposure to toxic chemicals or hazardous fumes
Given the dangerous nature facing dock workers, they may suffer serious or fatal injuries when something goes wrong on the job. Some of the common injuries faced by port or dock workers include:
- Fractured or broken bones
- Severe burns
- Amputated or crushed limbs
- Spinal cord damage or paralysis
- Disfiguring lacerations
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Slipped, ruptured, herniated, or bulging discs
These injuries result in medical costs and a difficult recovery. Contact Conlogue Law LLP at (213) 255-8837 for your free consultation. We represent dock workers in Los Angeles, Long Beach, San Diego, NASSCO workers, throughout California, Honolulu, Oahu, Maui, Lanai, Kauai, and throughout Hawaii.