The global economy depends on fast, efficient shipping across vast oceans, which requires loading and unloading container ships in harbors and ports. Workers at Virginia’s ports and shipyards power this critical industry, which entails using huge machinery with inherent risks of injury. American law protects longshoremen, dock workers and others who are hurt or disabled in this often dangerous line of work.
Injury claims by longshoremen and harbor workers present numerous challenges. Maritime employers are required to carry insurance to cover injury claims. The insurance companies want to pay as little as possible in your injury claim, even if you are totally disabled, made deaf, disfigured or otherwise severely hurt. They use delay tactics and manipulation to wear you down.
I understand the legal remedies available to injured longshoremen under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA), the Jones Act, and in maritime and admiralty law. I use my knowledge of insurance industry practices to help my clients obtain full and fair compensation as quickly as possible.
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If you are injured at your job as a seaman, longshoreman, shipwright or shipyard worker or dock worker, contact me for a free consultation.