Workers’ Comp Lawyers for Illinois Loading Dock Injuries
A loading dock is the area at the side of a building where goods are loaded and unloaded from vehicles. This area can be a chaotic and dangerous place. During a typical work shift, many semi-trucks come and go, while large numbers of employees work in and around the dock. Hard-working dockhands often face hazardous conditions that can lead to loading dock injuries and deaths.
If you were working on a loading dock and sustained a serious injury, you are entitled to receive compensation for your damages. Workers’ comp in Chicago is a no-fault system, meaning it’s not required for anyone to be found negligent for the insurance company to have to pay for your damages; the mere fact that you suffered the injury while at work is enough. Contact a Chicago workers’ compensation lawyer today at 312-726-5567 to schedule a free initial consultation.
Common Loading Dock Work Accidents
If dockhands have received the proper training to perform their job, the risk of loading dock accidents is significantly reduced. However, even if workers and their employers follow proper guidelines, accidents still occur. The most common types of injuries that happen at loading docks include:
– Backup accidents
– Improper lifting techniques that lead to sprains and strains
– Being crushed between heavy objects
– Semi trailer landing gear failure
– Traumatic brain injury caused by head trauma from falling cargo
– Slipping, tripping, or falling off of the loading dock
– Exposure to hazardous materials
At Krol, Bongiorno & Given, we have handled well over 30,000 claims for injured workers throughout the state of Illinois. For immediate help with a work injury case, call (312) 726-5567 for a free consultation or contact us online.