Loading Dock Accidents

From malls to grocery stores to the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, major businesses throughout Texas have loading docks. While providing convenience in the shipping of larger merchandise and machinery, dangers exist to hard-working employees that put them at risk of loading dock and forklift injuries.

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Do not let your employer's doctor minimize your injuries. Do not accept a settlement that does not reflect the full extent of your pain and suffering and lost wages. If you have been injured while working on a loading dock and denied medical benefits or financial compensation, take immediate action and contact the lawyers at Davie, Valdez & McElroy, P.C.

Employers who benefit from the convenience of loading docks must take measures to ensure the safety of their employees. Docks that are high off the ground and have 18-wheel trucks backing in continually make for a high-risk environment. Injuries and death can occur from falling off the dock or truck bed, accidents involving forklifts, or a worker trapped between a truck and the dock.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has specific requirements regarding loading docks. Owners must have trailer restraints to prevent the truck from prematurely moving away from the dock. Employers also have a responsibility to train employees properly and within OSHA standards.

Falling short of those responsibilities could lead to injury and death.

Contact Our El Paso Loading Dock Accident Attorneys

If you have been injured in a loading dock accident, contact our Texas law firm as soon as possible. Don't wait until your benefits are denied.

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