Longshoreman settles accident suit for $13.2 million

A South Carolina Longshoreman who was injured when a steel shipping container fell onto his SUV, settled a personal injury lawsuit for $13.2 million. The settlement is thought to be one of the largest of its type in South Carolina history, according to an Associated Press Report.

Michael Clarkin suffered injuries to his legs, back, and nervous system when the container fell onto his SUV at the State Ports Authority’s North Charleston Terminal. The settlement was reached with the Ports Authority and two other defendants.


The Louthian Law Firm South Carolina Personal Injury Lawyers have been helping accident victims obtain fair compensation for their injuries since 1959. In instances like these, where the injury occurred on the job, the outlines for resolution are clear. Almost all employers in South Carolina are legally required to provide workers’ compensation to their employees which pays 100% of injured workers’ medical bills, as well as two-thirds of their normal wages during the time when injuries keep them out of work. Workers who become permanently disabled as a result of on-the-job injuries are also entitled to workers’ compensation payments and in some instances, personal injury settlements against third parties, as was the case with Michael Clarkin.

Our South Carolina Personal Injury Attorneys have a track record of success when it comes to injuries caused by the negligence of others. Our attorneys are proficient at representing those who are injured on the job. If you or someone you love has been injured on the job, you should contact the our South Carolina Worker Compensation Attorneys as soon as possible to discuss your legal options.