Longshore Claims in Cobb County, GA
Our Cobb County Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Can Help You!
Working in a harbor or longshore industry is an extremely dangerous profession.
Not only are these fast-paced environments, but they often require heavy
lifting, climbing scaffolding, navigating narrow catwalks, and dealing
with heavy machinery to lift extremely heavy cargo. Even one small moment
of inattention can result in a serious injury, including long periods
out of work, disability, immense pain and suffering, and more.
Unfortunately, many longshore workers face immense difficulty claiming
workers’ compensation benefits. If you have been hurt on the job as a longshoreman, it’s
important that you not only file a claim and report it to your employer
as soon as possible, but that you also contact a Cobb County workers’
At Herbert Chestnut & Associates, we are dedicated to the rights of
those who have been injured on the job, and we have helped clients recover
millions of dollars in benefits and financial compensation. We have been
widely recognized as one of the top workers’ compensation firms
in the state, winning Workers’ Comp Attorney of the Year award three
times! We are fully-accustomed to dealing with federal law and benefits,
and can help you get the successful outcome to your case that you and
your loved ones need.
If you have been injured working in the longshore industry, get help with
your claim, starting with a free consultation! Call Herbert Chestnut & Associates
today by dialing (770) 285-5542.
Common Longshore Injuries
Longshoremen face a number of hazards in their daily work environments,
which leads to a number of common on-the-job injuries. Some of these injuries
can happen suddenly as a result of an accident or a brief moment of carelessness
by a co-worker, while others can slowly build up and increase in seriousness
over time. If you sustain an injury as a result of your work, regardless
of whether it’s a sudden injury or a condition acquired over time,
you should not hesitate to file a claim and speak with an attorney who
can protect your rights.
Some common longshore injuries include:
- Back injuries
- Slip and fall injuries
- Burn injuries
- Toxic exposure injuries
- Hearing loss
- Concussions & head trauma
The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act
Also known as the LHWCA, the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation
Act is a federal law that provides financial compensation, medical treatment
and vocational rehabilitation to maritime employees, including shipbuilders,
longshore workers, and harbor construction workers. The law covers anyone
injured on navigable waters in the United States, as well as those injured
in surrounding areas such as on docks or in ports.
If you have been injured while working, you need an attorney on your side
who is experienced and knowledgeable in handling these types of cases.
While federal law provides compensation, your claim is still handled by
a self-insured company or a private insurance company working on your
employer’s behalf. It’s not uncommon to face resistance when
filing these claims. A skilled legal advocate can help you fight for your
rights and obtain the case outcome you deserve.
Injured in a longshore accident?
Contact Herbert Chestnut & Associatesand let us review your options with you now!