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Because of the high volume of goods that move through many docks, combined with the size of many containers and the fast pace at which they are moved, working on a dock can involve a high degree of risk of personal injury. Dock operators have a duty to use reasonable means to protect the health and safety of all who use the dock, from employees to members of the general public. If you have been hurt on a dock because of the negligence of a dock owner, you want an experienced attorney to protect your interests.

At Blackman Legal Group, we have been focusing our practice exclusively on personal injury for more than three decades. We use our experience, knowledge and thorough preparation to help our clients get full and fair compensation for their losses. We will examine every detail of your case, looking for evidence to help us build the strongest case for your recovery. Accordingly, our attorneys are often able to settle a claim at or above insurance policy limits, and have obtained verdicts or settlements that exceed $1 million for many clients.

We provide a free consultation to individuals who have suffered a dock injury. For an appointment, contact Blackman Legal Group by e-mail or call our office at 415-585-5200 (toll-free at 866-692-8126).


A dock’s owner or operator has a duty to either repair any known defects or to provide reasonable notice of any dangers. You are entitled to compensation when this duty is breached and you are hurt.

Our attorneys handle all types of claims involving the negligent maintenance of docks or other loading / unloading zones. We represent people who have been injured in accidents involving

  • slips and falls. A dock may become dangerous because of water or liquid on the floor, as well as garbage or refuse. Outside weather conditions, including ice or rain, can also contribute to safety hazards.
  • falling objects. We represent people who have been hurt when the improper or negligent stacking or storing of goods results in falling objects or the collapse of containers or storage structures.
  • forklift injuries. Forklifts are common on loading docks. If you have been injured by the negligent operation of a forklift or because forklift traffic patterns were improperly established or monitored, we can help you get full and fair compensation for your losses.

We handle all personal injury claims on a contingent fee basis. We will only charge attorney fees if we recover compensation for your losses.


If you have been injured through the negligence of another, you have rights and deserve full compensation for your serious injury.Contact Blackman Legal Group to discuss your personal injury claim and how we can help. All initial consultations are free, and there is no attorneys’ fee unless the case is successfully resolved.

We represent accident victims throughout California from our law offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose and Sacramento, CA. If you need an experienced and knowledgeable attorney to handle your personal injury case, our lawyers are ready to help you. Call 866-692-8126 to arrange your free initial consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney.

For a free consultation of your dock injury claim, contact us by e-mail or call our office toll-free at 866-692-8126. We have offices throughout San Francisco, Los Angeles and other locations across California. To find the location nearest you, see our Office Locations page.