Loading Dock Hazards
The transportation of goods from suppliers to retail establishments, from producers to the market, or from distribution centers to stores is central to the structure and success of the American economy. While the typical consumer may have little awareness of or interest in the practical demands that this creates, the workers who must load and unload this cargo are daily exposed to significant physical strain. Unfortunately, the work-related duties that an individual must perform on a loading dock come with a substantial risk of occupational injury.
If you have been hurt in a loading dock accident or simply due to the intense physical strain that accompanies your employment, you may be able to pursue a workers’ compensation claim to help with resulting medical bills and missed work time. Contact the Morehead City workers’ compensation attorneys of the Law Office of Sam Scudder, at 919-851-3311 to speak to a member of our team about your case today.
Accidents Associated with Loading Docks
Loading docks may be constructed in a number of different ways, and each will come with a different set of potential work hazards. They can place workers at different heights or require the operation of various specialized machinery and doors. The following are some of the possible sources of occupational injuries for individuals whose work takes place substantially on loading docks:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Falls from the dock to the ground
- Injuries caused by the strain of heavy or repetitive lifting
- Becoming caught in machinery (such as a dock that rises or lowers hydraulically) or doors
Accidents in the workplace can cost you time, money, and render you unable to work so it is important that you aggressively seek the workers’ compensation benefits that you are due under the law. A skilled and experienced attorney can help you throughout your claim.
If you have been injured while working on the loading dock in your employment, contact the Morehead City workers’ compensation attorneys of the Law Office of Sam Scudder, at 919-851-3311. A member of our experienced legal team may be able to help you receive the financial support you deserve.