Maritime Injuries on Shipping Vessels
Shipping is a crucial part of our global economy, but for the employees that work at port and on shipping vessels, the industry can also present a hazardous working environment. Industry reports reveal that, on average, dozens of workers are killed each year aboard shipping vessels. Many more are injured.
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Injuries on Shipping Vessels
Employees on shipping vessels typically carrying a tremendous amount of cargo which can cause any number of serious injuries, including:
- Dangerous equipment: Shipping vessels contain many moving parts and equipment that can malfunction at any time — or even be dangerous when functioning properly.
- Head/Brain injuries: Head injuries can be incredibly serious and leave victims with very traumatizing medical conditions.
- Neck and back injuries: Those who work on shipping vessels are constantly lifting heavy objects, which makes them prone to neck and back injuries that can range from irritating to debilitating.
- Falls: Falls can occur on any maritime vehicle, resulting in fractures, head injuries or worse, such as drowning or death.
- Barge injuries: Barges are a great tool for shipping cargo — but also a very dangerous one.
Seek Full Compensation
If you have been injured or if a loved one has been killed while working on a shipping vessel, federal maritime law may require your employer to pay for your recovery and related needs. But these laws are nuanced and complicated, and you should seek an experienced attorney to take charge of the process.