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Shipyard workers’ tasks and the associated risks

Shipyard workers are responsible for many different job functions vital for maritime industry. Among these tasks are building vessels, performing significant or cosmetic ship repairs, performing machine maintenance and overhaul, and conducting inspections. These tasks require heavy manual labor, and shipyard workers often have to face many workplace hazards. Among the many dangers a shipyard …

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Who benefits from the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act?

The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) is a workers’ compensation law enacted in 1927 that aims to cover certain workers who have been involved in accidents that occurred on the navigable waters of the country or in adjacent areas, such as docks and piers. Broadly, LHWCA is a bill that entitles certain maritime …

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Virginia Beach Office

5500-B Greenwich Rd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Elizabeth City Office
(by appointment only)
507 E Main St #K
Elizabeth City, NC 27907

If you are looking at this site, you or a loved one has probably been hurt. If that's true, you've come to the right place. Helping people who have been hurt is what we do. In fact, it is all we do. Joe Miller Law is a law firm concentrating exclusively on representing people who are injured by the carelessness of others or those hurt on the job. We provide the highest quality legal services to people who have been seriously injured. We practice Personal Injury law and Workmens' Compensation law in both Virginia and North Carolina.