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Dock, Port and Cargo Ship Injury Lawyers

Helping Those Who Have Been Injured at a Port or While Working on a Dock.

There are many state and federal maritime laws and statutes related to personal injury and death at sea and in ports. Recovering damages for personal injury and death that occurs on or is caused by seagoing vessels can be a difficult journey to navigate. When the injured party is a longshore or harbor worker, or a member of a ship’s crew, it becomes even more complicated.

Ports are a hive of activity, with large trucks, trains, and ships all converging at the same point. There is an enormous potential for accidents to happen, and even the most cautious dock worker is vulnerable to injury.

Types of Cargo Ship Accidents

  • Falling or sliding cargo
  • Falling from heights
  • Fires or explosions
  • Chemical exposure
  • Machinery accidents or equipment malfunctions
  • Slips/trips and falls

Types of Injuries from Cargo Ship Accidents

  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Back and spine injuries, including paralysis
  • Crushing injuries such as broken bones and/or internal organ damage
  • Loss of limbs
  • Wrongful death

Negligence

Many of the catastrophic injuries we see that occur in our ports are preventable; many are simply due to negligence.
Whether you are a longshoreman, a truck driver, a train engineer or an administrative agent, all it takes is a careless moment for an accident to occur. In our ports, even a moment of carelessness – looking away, taking your hand off the wheel, or deciding to save a few minutes by foregoing required safety precautions – can result in catastrophic injury or death.

If you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence while working at or visiting one of our nation’s ports, then you have grounds to make a claim against the responsible party or their employer.

Product Liability

Due to the sheer scale of operations in a port, equipment used must be maintained at the highest standard. With men and women’s lives trusted to the equipment lifting and moving large shipping containers, failure to maintain safe equipment by business owners is also an act of negligence.

Getting Legal Help for Your Port Accident

If you or a loved one has been injured or killed while working at a port, there are important steps that you will want to take without delay. To protect your rights and your family, call the accident attorneys at TorkLaw today – (888) 845-9696.