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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’ compensation attorney.

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!

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