Back Injuries While Moving Vessel Stores
Back injuries from lifting, line and slip-and-fall accidents while moving vessel stores and equipment on deck are among the most common types of injuries suffered by seamen in the course of their jobs at sea, on inland waterways or on the docks.
A heaving, yawing deck makes for very poor footing when lifting or moving cargo, and vessel owners often don’t take the time or expense to train their employees in the proper use of leverage and lifting techniques.
If you suffered a serious back injury while working onboard a commercial vessel or as a longshoreman loading cargo and stores from the docks, turn to the Law Offices of Lyle C. Cavin, Jr. & Associates, in Oakland, California, for the experienced legal help you need to file an injury lawsuit under provisions of U.S. maritime law.
How To Seek Compensation
Moving heavy equipment containers of stores on a moving deck places the seaman, barge crew or fisherman in a dangerous position. Lifting and using tools becomes more dangerous with each pitch of the deck.
Lines are stretched too tight and snap. Improperly secured winches can swing around in fraction of a second, leaving no time to protect yourself from serious injury. Many injured seamen assume they were partially to blame for their accident. Don’t fall into that trap!
Even if you think you did something wrong, talk to our firm. If your vessel owner violated legal statutes regarding safety precautions, the courts will assign liability for compensating you for medical care, maintenance and cure, loss of earnings, and pain and suffering.
We have experience representing seamen who have suffered back injuries while working in a maritime profession, including accidents such as:
- Accidents from lifting and moving stores and equipment
- Falls from ladders and other slip-and-fall accidents aboard a vessel
- Gangplank, egress and ingress injuries
- Power tool injuries
- Line injuries and winch injuries
Get On The Road To Recovery
If you or a loved one suffered a back injury while moving vessel stores, or in any other type of shipboard accident, call us at 510-291-4743 or 888-340-7991, or contact us online to arrange a free case evaluation with an experienced admiralty accident lawyer. From our offices in Oakland, California, we represent maritime workers injured in port and waterway cities throughout the United States.