Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation
Know Your Rights Under the Law
The global economy relies on the efficient and timely shipping of good across oceans, and port and harbor workers make it possible through the loading and unloading of shipping containers. Every day, workers face a number of threats to their health and well being due to the inherently dangerous nature of their work. With heavy machinery and a variety of other unique hazards, injuries to longshoremen and dock workers can be much more damaging than other types of workplace injuries. Victims may be in need of significant financial support after an injury to cover a slew of unexpected costs.
Thankfully, longshoremen, dock workers, and others who are injured or disabled on the job are protected under U.S. law. The Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act provides coverage to certain maritime employees who are hurt at work. If you or someone you know has sustained an injury in a maritime accident, do not delay in contacting a Roanoke workers’ compensation attorney at Agnew & Rosenberger, PLLC to learn more about how we can help you obtain the benefits you deserve.
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Why Should You Hire an Attorney from Agnew & Rosenberger, PLLC?
Maritime employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance to cover any injury claims that may arise. Workers’ compensation law can be complicated, however, and it can be difficult to stay on top of all of the rules and regulations. Complicating matters further are insurance companies who will do anything possible to minimize a claim or avoid paying altogether. That is why it is important to consult with an experienced Virginia workers’ compensation lawyer at Agnew & Rosenberger, PLLC. We know what it takes to have a successful claim and can ensure that everything possible is done in pursuit of maximum compensation.
What Types of Benefits Can Injured Workers Receive Under LHWCA?
Employees who are covered under the Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act can receive benefits that are more generous than those offered by most other types of workers’ compensation plans.
These benefits include:
- Reimbursement for medical travel
- Higher maximum compensation rates
- No limits on compensation periods
- No caps on medical benefits or for medical devices
It can be difficult to obtain all of the benefits you deserve without the guidance of a lawyer who is familiar with the Longshore act and workers’ compensation law. That is why it is in your best interests to call our office right away. We can inform you of your rights under LHWCA and ensure that all avenues are explored in pursuit of the compensation you both need and deserve.
Standing By 24/7 to Take Your Call
An injury at work can be devastating in more ways than one. The physical pain of an injury can be unbearable on its own, but losing the ability to work and earn money can be even more burdensome, especially when your family relies on you for support. That is why the time is now to begin working with a lawyer to protect your rights and provide for your future.
Agnew & Rosenberger, PLLC proudly represents longshoremen and dock workers throughout the state of Virginia from our four locations in Roanoke, Lynchburg, Virginia Beach, and Richmond. We are available around the clock to answer your phone call or email.
Our team has over 80 years of collective experience handling workers’ compensation and Social Security Disability cases. See how we can put this experience to work for you by calling us at (844) 326-3856.