Loading & Unloading Accident Lawyers of Birmingham, Alabama
Representing the Injured While Loading Or Unloading Trucks Throughout Jefferson County and Beyond
You can be hurt in a work-related truck accident even if the truck isn’t moving. Loading docks can be deceptively dangerous, leading to a variety of unique accidents and injuries, including:
- Broken pallets/falling loads
- Lacerations from steel packing bands
- Injuries from unbalanced or unsecured loads
- Forklift injuries
- Crane injuries
- Slip-and-fall accidents
Workers who physically load and unload heavy items may eventually experience chronic back pain that may require surgery, or may even be disabling. Loads that have shifted during transport could fall onto a worker during unloading. If you’ve been injured while loading or unloading a truck, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits that can help pay medical bills, lost wages or disability benefits. In addition, depending on the circumstances of your accident, you may be entitled to file a third-party claim against an equipment manufacturer or other entity that could be partially responsible for your injuries. At Allwin E. Horn, IV, P.C., we are committed to securing Alabama injured workers the full package of benefits to which they may be entitled. Call us today or fill out the online contact form to find out how we can help you recover from your work-related loading or unloading accident.
Going Beyond Workers’ Comp
Workers’ compensation allows you to be reimbursed for a work injury without filing a lawsuit against your employer or having to assign blame for what happened. However, there is a limit to what workers’ comp can pay for each case. Depending on the details of your injury, however, you may be able to file a third-party or a negligence claim against someone other than your employer who may have contributed to your accident. For example, if a faulty pallet contributed to your injury, you may be able to file a separate claim against the pallet manufacturer in addition to your workers’ compensation claim. Our experienced Birmingham workers’ compensation attorneys can analyze the details of your accident and let you know if a third-party claim may be a possibility for you.
Consult With A Lawyer Who Can Help
When you’ve been injured in a work-related accident, the last thing you need is to worry about how you will pay your bills. We offer free initial consultations for injured workers, and do not require payment until we recover compensation for your accident. Call us or fill out our online contact form today.