With its miles of ocean coastline, marinas and docks are common to Florida—and Miami in particular.
Docks are structures that extend into a body of water that allows boats to be moored. They can be busy places, with marine traffic and machinery. These structures are frequently the site of catastrophic injuries and wrongful death. These can be the result of:
- Slip-and-fall incidents
- Falls into the water
- Falls from walkways and ladders
- Collapse of dock or pier
- Mooring line accidents
- Boat collisions
- Injury due to cargo
- Injury due to machinery
Visitors and casual users of marinas and docks who suffer injuries in these types of accidents may be able to recover for negligence.
Maritime workers injured on the job may be eligible for compensation under the Longshore & Harbor Worker’s Compensation Act. The Act covers a variety of maritime workers working on piers, wharfs, docks, terminals, or other areas used to build, load, unload, or repair vessels used on navigable waters. The Act provides financial compensation for:
- Injury caused by an accident
- Injury caused by unsafe working conditions
- Aggravation of pre-existing conditions
- Disease arising from employment or injury
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