Loading & Unloading Accidents
Loading and unloading cargo is a physically intense job. Even if you do everything right, injuries happen more often than you think.
While your employer likely has safety measures in place to help you protect your wellness, any repetitive action can lead to serious injury. These injuries generally fall into two categories. On the one hand, there are sudden and acute injuries. These can be caused by an awkward lift or by something that’s simply too heavy. On the other hand, there are injuries that happen after days, weeks, months, and years of lifting and moving things.
Regardless of whether your injury happened in an instant or over time, you’re likely entitled to Workers Compensation. This will pay you while you can’t work, and will pay for your medical bills. Whether it’s a permanent and total disability, a temporary total disability, or partial disability, the workers comp system is set up to ensure that you’re not living without a paycheck because you were injured on the job.Common Injuries
Individuals who have been injured while loading or unloading cargo often face the following injuries:
In reality, it’s impossible to list every way a person can be hurt while loading or unloading cargo. Every worker is different, every lift is different, and every injury is different.
Even though every case is unique, it should not change the fact that you are entitled to Workers Compensation. Though insurance companies often question how a unique injury happened, the medical reports and opinions of doctors usually make it clear that you had an injury at work, and that’s keeping you from going back.Experienced Workers Compensation Attorneys
Most employers are required to have workers’ compensation insurance so they can offer financial support to individuals who have been injured while loading or unloading cargo. It is important, however, to have a legal representative at your side so you can be sure that the money you are obtaining is the fairest compensation possible. Insurance companies are notorious for denying claims for what seems like no reason.
At Marcotte Law Firm, you get more than that. You will be backed by a team of legal professionals who will carefully and holistically assess your injuries, your needs and the unusual insurance coverage issues that arise in loading and unloading cases.
Our Lowell lawyers have more than 150 combined years of experience working with individuals who have been hurt at work while loading and unloading trucks.
We are committed to giving our clients the information they need to make educated decisions about their case. These accidents can be complex and have a wide variety of effects on an individual. We work with each of our clients on an individual basis. Our attorneys strive to help you develop a plan that supports not only your immediate needs but also your long-term goals.Schedule a Free Consultation
Email us or call (978) 458-1229 to learn how our attorneys can help.