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Harbor/Port Injuries

As an oil or gas rig employee, shipbuilder, longshoreman, dock worker, or other harbor/port worker, you encounter hazards every day. Unseaworthy vessels, defective equipment, slip and fall risks, chemical spills, fires, and explosions all put employees in Louisiana at risk. If you’ve been injured while working on a harbor or port offshore, contact our attorneys for a free consultation. You might need legal assistance with your Workers’ Compensation or personal injury claim in Louisiana.

Common Harbor and Port Accidents

Harbor and port workers put their lives at risk in many ways while on the job. Working with heavy machinery, toxic substances, and working from on board a vessel all come with unique dangers to employees. The Law Office of John W. Redmann, LLC can bring experience and knowledge to these types of injury claims in New Orleans. We’ve represented clients in the past with on-the-job injuries from common accidents, including:

  • Slips, trips, and falls. Falls are some of the most common work-related accidents across all industries. Falls at harbors and ports can stem from wet or greasy floors, unsafe decks, loose boards, scaffolds, ladders, and oil spills.
  • Transportation accidents. If you or a loved one suffered injuries in a truck, forklift, or other vehicle accident at a harbor or port, the company might be liable. Transportation accidents at ports are preventable with due care and proper worker training.
  • Caught in or between objects and equipment. Fatal crush injuries can occur if a harbor/port worker gets caught in or between vehicles or pieces of machinery on the job. Traumatic amputations are also risks of getting caught in equipment.
  • Struck-by objects. Falling building materials, tools, and failing equipment such as cranes can strike harbor, port, and dock workers, causing serious head and brain injuries. Properly securing materials to scaffolds can help prevent these injuries.
  • Chemical-related injuries. Exposure to toxic and hazardous substances such as oil and gas can be fatal for workers who don’t have the proper safety gear. Improper substance handling can also lead to catastrophic events such as explosions.

Louisiana’s hard-working harbor and port employees can suffer bone fractures, burns, accidental poisoning, respiratory diseases, internal trauma, brain injuries, and spine injuries in work-related accidents. If this sounds like you, contact an attorney. Working with a lawyer is the best way to make sure no one infringes upon your rights during the claims process. Our firm can help you with every aspect of your claim. We can assist you with a workers’ compensation claim as well as third-party claims against coworkers, contractors, and product manufacturers.

Why Choose Us?

The Law Office of John W. Redmann, L.L.C. is the right choice for your harbor/port injury representation. In our five years in business, we’ve resolved hundreds of cases with the positive testimonials to prove it. Our clients trust us with their most complex work-related cases because we have the compassion, knowledge, and resources to achieve the best possible results on your behalf. We focus on providing personal attention to each client who comes to us for assistance. That way, we can be sure to address all of the client’s unique needs.

Our commitment to our clients gives us an edge during insurance settlement negotiations and personal injury trials. We don’t take no for an answer. Instead, we come up with strategic solutions in order to resolve the case in a way that satisfies our client’s goals. Our lawyers aren’t afraid to go to bat for you against major employers and insurance companies in Louisiana. We’ll do what we have to for your recovery. If you were seriously injured in a harbor or port accident in the New Orleans area, contact us today to find out if you have a case. Call (504) 500-5000 to request a free case evaluation.