Longshoremen and harbor workers operate in tough work environments, often causing all those who work in these positions to face serious, unique threats to their health and safety as a result of their occupation. Injuries to longshoremen and harbor workers are often more damaging than other types of workplace injuries, requiring serious medical intervention and lengthy recovery periods, if not lifetime medical support. At Joe Miller Law, Ltd., we understand that for these and many other reasons, any longshoremen and harbor workers injured in Norfolk may need significant financial support following an injury.
The Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act is a federal law that provides coverage to certain maritime workers who suffer injuries on the job. Unlike state laws, the Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act provides extremely generous benefits to workplace injury victims. Therefore, if you are a longshore or harbor worker who has been injured on the job, the experienced legal professionals of Joe Miller Law, Ltd. can help you to understand your legal rights and options and to pursue the compensation you need.
Employees who are covered under the Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act are eligible to receive benefits that are far more generous than most workers’ compensation plans, including:
Under the state workers’ compensation act, injured workers do not have stipulations this liberal or generous. However, obtaining these often necessary benefits can be difficult for an injured longshoreman or harbor worker, making the guidance of an attorney critical.
If you are a longshoreman or harbor worker who has suffered an injury on the job, you may deserve compensation under the Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act. Speak with a lawyer from Joe Miller Law, Ltd., about your rights under this law and how we can help you pursue the financial assistance you need by calling our offices at (888) 694-1671.