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Workers’ Comp Attorney for Stevedores in Brunswick, GA

Representing Injured Dock Workers

Employees who work on docks are vulnerable to serious injury that can result in high medical expenses and weeks of unpaid wages. As a stevedore, you may be curious about your rights in the event of an on-the job injury. At Herbert Chestnut & Associates, our attorney can help.

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Common Workplace Injuries on Docks

Stevedores are exposed to many on-the-job hazards while working. The proximity to water presents a risk, as well as the complex equipment dock workers are required to use, chemicals that are present on the job site, and the nature of these jobs, which can include a lot of heavy lifting and repetitive stress.

Injuries that often occur in a maritime workplace include:

  • Bone fractures
  • Limb loss
  • Cuts and bruises
  • Burns
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Spinal injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Drowning
  • Occupational disease

The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act

Workers’ compensation for dock workers and stevedores is governed by the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA). This federal law provides compensation for maritime workers who are injured on the job. If you qualify, the LHWCA could entitle you to benefits that are greater than standard state workers’ compensation payouts.

Contact our Brunswick Stevedores & Dock Workers Injury Lawyer

Were you injured while working on a dock? Did your employer deny or undervalue your workers’ compensation claim? Or, are you just interested in learning more about the benefits you are entitled to under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act?

For answers to your workers’ compensation questions, contact Herbert Chestnut & Associates. We offer free consultations to assist stevedores and dock workers who are victims of an on-the-job injury.

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