Longshoreman Injury Lawyer
Serving San Antonio, Texas
The job of a longshoreman is very difficult––not only is the work extremely physical, but they must also deal with a variety of occupational hazards day in and day out. To help make a longshoreman’s job as safe as can be under the circumstances, an employer must implement and abide by acceptable safety guidelines, for example by furnishing and mandating the use of safety equipment. In the absence of appropriate safety practices, longshoremen are unnecessarily exposed to catastrophic injuries with life-changing consequences.
Apart from the physical pain and suffering that accompanies an occupational injury, an injured longshoreman will have to contend with costly medical treatment and lost wages. Furthermore, if the injury renders the longshoreman unable to return to his or her job, he or she may also find it difficult to secure work in another occupation. Therefore, when a longshoreman is injured as a result of an unreasonable occupational hazard, they may be able to obtain compensation for, amongst other things, lost wages, lost income and the loss of earning capacity.
How We Can Help
The attorneys at Patino Law Firm appreciate the numerous safety hazards inherent in the work that longshoremen perform. Nevertheless, we see this as no excuse for an employer to disregard the health and safety of their employees. When this is the case, you deserve compensation and we can help you get it. We represent clients in cases involving the following occupational injuries:
- Broken bones
- Traumatic brain injury
- Loss of limbs
- Spinal cord injuries
- Repetitive motion injuries
A longshoreman who has suffered these or any other injury due to unreasonably hazardous working conditions is entitled to financial compensation for the cost of their medical care, pain and suffering, the loss of past and future income, and more.
If you or someone you know is a longshoreman and has suffered an injury on the job, we can help you obtain justice in the form of financial compensation from your employer. Call the experienced longshoreman injury attorneys of Patino Law Firm at 210-646-9100 to have your case reviewed by one of our legal professionals and to discover what we can do to put you back on your feet.