Barge / Shipping Accidents Lawyer

The St. Louis barge and shipping accidents lawyers at Dixon focus on workers compensation.


St. Louis sits on the banks of the mighty Mississippi River, and the city grew in the early 1800s largely because of its busy port and trade connections. Even still, many people today forget how important river freight still is to the city. The St. Louis Port Authority runs the Port of Metropolitan St. Louis, which is the 17th largest port in the country and stretches for over 70 miles, including both sides of the river.

Being located in the middle of the country is a huge advantage because the port is located within 500 miles of one-third of the U.S. population. It is the northernmost ice-free port on the Mississippi River and is served by six railroads, seven interstates, and two international airports. In short, a lot of heavy stuff is moving through our region and unfortunately that creates opportunities for barge / shipping accidents.

Dixon offers a broad range of legal services. This includes personal injury, workers compensation, product liability, and other claims. Our St. Louis barge and shipping accidents lawyers bring proven legal counsel to clients and their families. Please contact us for additional information and a free consultation from our barge / shipping accidents attorneys.

St. Louis, MO Barge / Shipping Accidents Lawyers

When you open a barge and shipping accident case in St. Louis, it’s important to find legal counsel with experience. Dixon’s personal injury and workers comp attorney make sure clients have the resources they need to win a claim. Here are a couple questions to ask St. Louis barge / shipping accidents attorneys:

How much does legal services cost me? This varies on the barge and shipping case and other factors. Dixon utilizes a contingency system, meaning our services are free.

How much could I win? This also depends on the case. Our St. Louis barge / shipping accidents lawyers fight to win clients medical expenses, personal hardship, and other compensation.

What do I do now? The first step is to contact Dixon for more info and consultation from our barge and shipping accidents lawyers.

Shipping Can Be Risky Business

A quick peek through the U.S. Department of Labor’s accident reports related to barging gives a sharp reminder of the risks. Examples include employees being injured when booms or scaffolding collapses and falls. An employee got a finger caught in a piston and it was amputated. A falling object killed one employee, and another drowned when his or her truck backed into the river. A deckhand was caught between a barge and the dock and smashed to death. Many barge workers have died by falling, or drowning, or both. Even worse, workers have been asphyxiated by being trapped in a confined space without oxygen. In short, a lot of people get hurt in the shipping business.

Most Barge / Shipping Accidents Will Be Covered by Workers’ Compensation

The docks are not a common hanging-out spot for the general public, so most people that are injured down on the docks will be employees on the job. As such, they will almost certainly be covered by workers’ compensation insurance. This is a system that pays injured workers for their lost wages, medical care, and if necessary any temporary or permanent disabilities. It generally does not matter who caused the injuries, so workers do not usually get caught up in court fighting for their rightful compensation.

The downside of workers’ compensation is that it prevents employees from suing their employers for negligence. Of course, people working around the port are occasionally injured by people other than their employers. In this case they may be able to sue a negligent party for additional compensation.

The Dixon Injury Firm Can Review Your Case

Anyone injured in barge / shipping accidents should contact a lawyer immediately. Workers compensation claims in Missouri must be reported within 30 days to be valid, and negligence claims require a timely investigation to make sure evidence is gathered before the busy port returns to business and wipes out all traces of the accident.

Chris Dixon is a home-grown personal injury attorney that knows the St. Louis area like the back of his hand. He went to Lindbergh High School and studied law at the University of Missouri, before returning home to serve the community he loves. He wakes up every day to fight for people that have been injured and help them receive the compensation they need to put their lives back together.

The workers’ compensation system has many advantages, but the simple fact is that the system is run by insurance companies that were built to deny as many claims as possible. Mr. Dixon has collected more than $35 million for his clients, most of it from big insurance companies. If you have been injured, call us at (314) 409-7060 for a free consultation and we can tell you if it makes sense to pursue your claim.

More About Barge / Shipping Accidents Lawyers in St. Louis

Christopher R. Dixon and the Dixon Injury Firm excel at barge and shipping accident claims and additional personal and workplace accidents. Recognized by the National Trial Lawyers Association as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer, Chris knows how difficult these types of cases are for victims. To help alleviate financial stress, Dixon’s trial lawyers make things easier by offering a contingency payment plan. This enables you to pay only if the case is won. Dixon Injury Firm’s legal counsel is free until then.

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Meet Christopher R. Dixon

Legal & Injury Representation St. Louis Deserves.

Results — that's what clients expect from Dixon Injury Firm. Chris brings years of personal injury law experience to the table. Based in St. Louis, his firm provides free consultations and contingency service to the high-caliber injury and liability legal arena. Tell us about your case and we'll show you how to win.

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