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Injuries from Dock Accidents

A person visiting a busy dock or port may sustain serious injuries due to someone else’s mistakes. These facilities are often crowded by hurried workers or sailors, trying to unload cargo from a ship or make preparations for heading out to sea. Unfortunately, this fast-paced work environment is filled with a number of dangers, from heavy equipment to slippery pools of water on the decks.

If you have been hurt while visiting a dock, such as when boarding a cruise ship, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries. For a free consultation regarding your rights, contact the Stevens Point premises liability lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling 800-242-2874 today.

Port and Dock Injuries

Harbors are still widely used for the shipping and fishing industries, which keep a substantial number of Americans employed each year. Boats are used to carry a massive amount of cargo on a regular basis. Additionally, fishing boats are responsible for catching edible seafood. However, the docks are not always safe for shipping or fishing industry workers as well as other dockside visitors. People at these docks may be injured because of the following accidents:

  • Rope or net entanglement problems
  • Drowning
  • Crane collapse
  • Vehicle and forklift injuries
  • Slip and fall injuries

These injuries can prove especially dangerous if a person is pushed into the water after they are injured. The injury can potentially lead to a loss of consciousness, which can lead to drowning if the person falls into the water.

Contact Us

If you or someone you love has been injured while on a dock, there may be legal options available. To learn more, contact the Stevens Point premises liability attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today by calling 800-242-2874.