ADMIRALTY / MARITIME LAW

Longshoreman and dock workers face dangerous working conditions in Louisiana

| Mar 30, 2020 | Maritime Law |

There are many Louisiana residents whose jobs are tied to the rivers or Gulf. These dock workers and longshoremen have important jobs, but they can also be dangerous. There are many on-the-job hazards that they can face every day, putting their lives at risk. If a dock worker is injured on the job, there are avenues they can take for compensation for their injuries.

When a dock worker goes to work in Louisiana each day, they understand the risks involved. Dock workers have one of the most dangerous jobs among Louisiana workers. Some of the most common injuries and even fatalities can result from accidents involving the heavy machinery and equipment. There can also be scaffolding falls, fires and explosions, falling off scaffolding and even drowning.

If a dock worker is injured on the job, besides facing their physical injuries they can also be concerned about the loss of wages they may now be facing. An on-the-job injury can result in a worker being out of work for weeks, months or even not being able to return to work at all. A legal professional who is skilled in maritime law understands the uncertainty their client may be facing and can help them through this crisis. An attorney can investigate the cause of the accident and help their client recover compensation for their injuries. This can include compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, future medical expenses and other damages.

When a worker is injured on the job it is important that they understand they have legal rights. An attorney can help their client get the compensation they deserve because of an unexpected workplace accident.