Port workers are a key part of ensuring smooth operations at our docks and ports, and a port worker injury can be devastating. With numerous terminals and thousands of ships each year passing through the ports and shipping channels of Los Angeles, Long Beach, and Honolulu, port workers are tasked with loading and unloading cargo, making necessary repairs, and performing other important duties.
For those reasons, port workers are exposed to substantial risk in the course of their jobs. A port worker, longshoreman, or stevedore may be exposed to hazardous chemicals while unloading cargo, trip over a piece of rotted wood in port, fall into the water, or sustain any number of accidental injuries. These accidents may have tragic, long-lasting consequences if a maritime employer fails to provide or ensure a safe working environment.
Accordingly, it’s important to work with an experienced Los Angeles maritime attorney after sustaining a port injury. With about a decade of experience under our belts, Conlogue Law LLP has a distinguished record of helping port workers who have been seriously injured on the job.
What To Do With A Port Worker Injury
Port workers are exposed to numerous risks in the course of their jobs, whether due to inclement weather, poor working conditions, hazardous cargo, or faulty equipment. As a result, port worker accidents are common and potentially devastating. Common accidents experienced by port workers include slipping on wet surfaces, fires or explosions, exposure to hazardous fumes, and falling into nearby water and drowning.
Given the dangerous nature of port work and the common types of accidents that accompany this line of employment, port and harbor workers suffer serious or fatal injuries when something goes wrong on the job. Some of the common injuries that may be sustained by port workers include traumatic brain injuries, fractured or broken bones, amputated or crushed limbs, severe burns, spinal cord damage or paralysis, hypothermia, drowning, bulging discs, and disfiguring lacerations
Port Workers Who We Represent
Port worker injuries may result in enormous medical costs and a long, difficult recovery. Contact Conlogue Law LLP at (213) 255-8837 for a free consultation. We represent port workers in Los Angeles, Long Beach, San Diego, NASSCO, throughout California, Honolulu, Oahu, Maui, Lanai, Kauai, and throughout Hawaii.