Marietta, GA Workers’ Compensation Lawyer for Stevedores
We Represent Dock Workers Throughout Cobb County
Dock worker accidents can result in catastrophic injuries, such as limb loss, injuries to the spine, or a traumatic brain injury. Long-term exposure to toxic chemicals during the workday can cause stevedores to develop an occupational disease later in life. The types of injuries and illnesses that commonly occur in a maritime work setting saddle employees with thousands of dollars in medical bills and lost wages. In fatal incidents, a worker’s family will have to pay high funeral expenses.
If you are a dock worker and were injured in a workplace accident, contact Herbert Chestnut & Associates to learn your rights. Schedule a free consultation via phone at (770) 661-0091 or through our message form.
What Benefits are Injured Stevedores Entitled To?
Like most employees in the United States, dock workers are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits in the event of an on-the-job injury. Maritime workers specifically qualify for payments under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA). This law provides federal protections to employees who pass the status test (which determines if a worker’s role is considered maritime work), and the situs test (which evaluates the worker’s proximity to water, and susceptibility to maritime injuries). Employees who pass the status test and the situs test can receive federally-mandated benefits, which may be more than typical workers’ compensation,
Contact Us to Schedule a Free Consultation
At Herbert Chestnut & Associates, our stevedore workers’ compensation attorney in Marietta serves injured dock workers around Cobb County. Via a free consultation, we’ll evaluate your case and determine the best strategy to obtain the benefits you deserve.
Call (770) 661-0091 or contact us online to speak with our lawyer about your questions and concerns.
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