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Loading cargo in and out of large trucks involves the use of complex heavy machinery, as well as arduous physical labor. As a result of the numerous opportunities for serious injury, New York loading docks are often the site of workplace accidents. If you’ve been injured in a Manhattan loading dock accident, get the help of an attorney who understands how to seek compensation on behalf of injured workers and will dedicate himself to fighting for the money you’re owed. Contact the offices of Manhattan workplace injury lawyer Leandros A. Vrionedes for a consultation after a New York loading dock accident.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) dictates numerous safety standards for loading dock operation designed to prevent accidents and keep workers safe. These standards include rules governing the establishment of lanes for driving and parking near loading docks, as well as rules on the use of reflective tape to delineate safe spaces for vehicles and pedestrians. Since loading docks are often hectic places with boats or trucks pulling in and out, as well as forklifts and other loading equipment, these rules provide crucial safeguards against worker injuries. If these standards aren’t followed, employers may be subject to federal fines, and workers may be subject to an increased risk of injury.
Negligent vehicle operation is not the only threat to worker safety. If a dock has been designed poorly, workers are also at a greater risk of injury. Driveways adjacent to loading docks must be engineered with a precise slope, both for the safe operation of forklifts, and to ensure that a truck bed will line up safely with the dock. If an improper slope is used, then the dock may become unsafe.
If you’ve been injured in a loading dock accident, proving your right to compensation may require you to present expert witness testimony on issues such as these. You need an attorney who has tried countless injured worker claims and can confidently represent you in a claim for money damages, no matter how technical your case may be. Manhattan workplace accident lawyer Leandros A. Vrionedes has spent decades fighting for the rights of injured workers and can provide you with aggressive and professional representation after a loading dock injury. Contact his Manhattan offices today for a no-cost consultation after an injury.
For seasoned, effective, and dedicated legal help after a New York loading dock accident, contact Manhattan workplace injury lawyer Leandros A. Vrionedes for a free consultation at 212-889-9362, with additional offices in Queens at 718-777-5895.