Shipyard Injuries/Longshore Workers’ Compensation
Along the Mississippi Gulf Coast, shipyard and other longshore worker injuries are not uncommon. Shipyard workers include welders, pipe fitters and marine workers doing a variety of tasks. In case of an injury on the job, workers of these types may be eligible for benefits through the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA). It functions like workers’ compensation in some aspects, but is designed particularly to apply to longshore and shipyard work.
Common Injuries In Longshore Work Environments
You may have injured your neck while loading or unloading cargo from a ship at a port in Gulfport, Biloxi or Pascagoula. You may have fallen from a dock or ship. You may have suffered injuries due to welding or pipe fitting work along the shore. Your injury may have involved a crane, forklift or shipping container. Through application of the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, you can hold your employer responsible for poor safety conditions or other negligence in the workplace.
The Importance Of Working With A Law Firm Experienced In LHWCA Cases
Whatever the cause of the accident and the nature of your injury, you should consult with an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer with experience handling shipyard and longshore injury cases. At Haug, Farrar & Franco, PLLC, our attorneys have in-depth experience and a track record of success achieving favorable outcomes for our clients. We will fight to protect your right for:
- Your medical bills are paid
- Your compensation for time off work is up to standards
- Adequate time off work while you heal to the point of being able to perform your job duties or other job duties once again
Our Job Is To Help You Maximize Compensation
If your shipyard or longshore accident results in permanent disability, we will help you explore all avenues of the compensation you need to cope with such profound loss, including Social Security Disability benefits, if applicable. Your work injury compensation may come from your employer, an authorized insurance carrier or the Division of Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation fund. Our goal will be to ensure that you receive maximum benefits, based on the facts of your case.
Contact Our Law Firm For Information And Help After A Shipyard Injury
Haug, Farrar & Franco, PLLC‘s workers’ compensation lawyers are available to evaluate your case after a shipyard injury or any maritime or longshore-related accidental injury. Call us in Ocean Springs at 228-447-3768 or email us through this website.