Marine terminal and dock workers perform one of the most important jobs in the country. Without the work and dedication of marine terminal and dock workers, the U.S. economy would come to a grinding halt.
However, when marine terminal and dock workers are injured in work related accidents, they often find themselves out of work and facing a mountain of bills. Without a weekly paycheck, a dockworker’s family can be put in serious jeopardy.
One of the things many workers do not know is that they may have a valid case against those responsible for the accident. While generally, dock workers are barred from filing suit against employers for work-related accidents, other parties may be held accountable, such as:
- dock owners/operating companies,
- barge owners,
- container shipping companies,
- maintenance companies, and
- equipment operating companies.
In addition, in some situations, a product manufacturer may be liable for a defectively designed or defectively manufactured product. Product recalls highlight the dangers of everyday products, and equipment used in the longshore industry is certainly no exception.
Marine terminal accidents or dock accidents are often very complex due to the number of parties involved, workers’ compensation issues, OSHA regulations, etc. Therefore, it is important to speak to a workplace accident lawyer with experience handling marine terminal accidents.
Related PA & NJ Longshore Accident Legal Articles:
- New Jersey Longshore Accidents at Docks and Terminals: Compensation Beyond the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act
- Common Claims Made in Pennsylvania and New Jersey Longshore/Marine Terminal Accident Lawsuits
Marine Terminal/Dock Worker Accident Lawyers
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