Stevedores & Dock Workers Injury Attorney in Savannah, GA
Your Advocates Following a Maritime Workplace Accident
If you’ve sustained an on-the-job injury and aren’t sure how to proceed, contact our Savannah stevedore workers’ compensation lawyer. We are dedicated to helping injured dock workers understand their rights and secure the benefits they need to recover from an accident.
How to Recover Compensation for an On-the-Job Injury
Dock worker injury claims follow a similar process to standard workers’ compensation procedures, but qualified employees can receive specialized benefits through the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA).
In the aftermath of a workplace accident, your health should be your main focus. A dock injury can be severe, and in some cases could render the victim permanently disabled or with long-term complications. Some of these injuries could leave an employee unable to work for a very long time.
A maritime accident can result in:
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI) — mild, moderate, or severe
- First-, second-, or third-degree burns
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord injuries, including paralysis
- Disease caused by toxic exposure
Once you are safe and get the medical care you need, report the injury to your employer. For assistance throughout the workers’ compensation claims process, contact Herbert Chestnut & Associates.
Our Savannah Stevedore Workers’ Comp Lawyer Can Help
Navigating the workers’ compensation process following an on-the-job injury can be complex, and very overwhelming. At Herbert Chestnut & Associates, our goal is to alleviate some of the stress a workplace accident can cause so you can recover as soon as possible — physically and emotionally.
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