LONGSHORE & HARBOR INJURIES
Despite many improved safety measures, the waterfront remains a dangerous place, and if you or a family member has suffered a longshore or harbor injury, contact the personal injury attorneys at Kenney & Conley today for a toll free consultation at (781) 848-9891. Our experience with the investigation and proof of workplace injuries can help you realize a full financial recovery for your losses while we support your physical recovery. You deserve to be fully compensated for your workplace injury and the attorneys at Kenney & Conley can help to ensure that you are.
Types of Longshore & Harbor Injuries
Although automation and container shipping have done much to make the waterfront a safer workplace than it used to be, substantial hazards to longshore and harbor workers remain. As it is, accidents can occur in nearly every facet of waterfront work. Longshore and harbor accidents can occur aboard a docked vessel, hundreds of yards inland in a warehouse or rail terminal, high overhead in crane shackling operations, or below the waterline in hull repair.
Because of these diverse possibilities, an experienced legal team is crucial to your case. If you or a family member have been injured in a waterfront warehouse accident, ship or barge repair operation, or harbor dredging, contact the Massachusetts area waterfront injury lawyers at Kenney & Conley. Our highly trained, experienced attorneys represent injured longshore and harbor workers who’ve been hurt on the job, from Everett to New Bedford.
Liability in Longshore & Harbor Injuries
Difficult questions of liability often attend waterfront accidents. While an injured worker can usually obtain limited benefits (similar to workers’ compensation) under the federal Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act without the need to prove any party’s fault, careful investigation of the incident can often reveal the negligence of a non-employer defendant who can be held accountable for the full extent of your damages. Additionally, under certain circumstances, an injured longshore or harbor worker can even qualify as a “seaman” under the Jones Act for personal injury or wrongful death damages under federal maritime law.
This status can give the plaintiff significant advantages in a lawsuit involving negligence in the packing, shipping, or handling of cargo in transit that creates dangerous conditions for freight handlers at the destination port. The attorneys at Kenney & Conley can help you to identify these and other details that will strengthen your case and ensure that you receive the full compensation to which you are entitled. Our priority is to provide you with the best possible service and the best possible results in your longshore or harbor accident case.