Jacksonville, FL Stevedores & Dock Workers Work Injury Lawyer
Recovering Compensation for You
Working on the docks is a dangerous job — employees can potentially suffer from a slip and fall accident, be exposed to toxic substances, or other incidents that can cause severe injury or death.
Following a workplace injury, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact Herbert Chestnut & Associates today to learn your rights.
To schedule a free case evaluation with our Jacksonville workers’ compensation attorney, call (770) 661-0091 or send us a message.
Legal Protections for Maritime Employees
Dock workers and stevedores receive on-the-job injury benefits under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA). Under the LHWCA, employees who work on docks are entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and other related costs. To qualify, workers must pass the status test and the situs test, which define maritime work and therefore, who is entitled to this class of benefits.
What to Do After a Workplace Accident
If you are injured at your place of work, get medical attention right away. You need to make sure your injury is managed before you think about the process of recovering benefits. Once you receive the proper treatment, report your injury to your employer and begin the proper workers’ compensation claim procedures.
Schedule a Free Consultation with our Stevedore Workers’ Compensation Attorney in Jacksonville
Our legal team is prepared to represent you throughout your workplace injury claim. We will help you navigate initial preparation procedures and negotiations, and will represent you in a trial if needed. Even if your claim is initially denied or undervalued, we will fight to get you the compensation you deserve.
Contact us online or call (770) 661-0091 to schedule a free initial consultation.
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