When you’re hurt while working in or around a navigable waterway, dock, port, or harbor, you could qualify for longshore and harbor workers’ compensation benefits. This includes jobs like these:
Being hurt in one of these jobs is your first sign that you may want to talk to a workers’ compensation lawyer.
Longshore & harbor workers’ compensation provides valuable benefits, including paying two-thirds of your wages from before your injury took you off the job and covering your medical bills.
You’re not required to get a lawyer to file for benefits. But the benefits can secure your financial future, so you don’t want to take any chances getting your claim right and fully paid.
Plus, there’s no risk in working with a lawyer because in most cases you don’t pay the lawyer costs.
A first step is getting an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer to review your situation to let you know your options. At Workers’ Compensation, LLC, we do that at no charge to you.Get My Free Evaluation! »
In theory, the insurance company will accept your injury at face value and give you the financial assistance you need.
Claims adjusters may seem friendly and helpful.
The problem is that they work for the insurance company first, not you.
If you have a lawyer, you can prevail over problems like these:
Your lawyer can make sure your claim is managed properly, including filing a written report of your injury with your employer, getting medical care from doctors who put your needs first, and dealing with claims examiners.
If you’re denied benefits, your lawyer also knows how to successfully enforce your entitlement to benefits during an informal conference with the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP) and/or during a formal hearing before the Office of Administrative Law Judges (OALJ).
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