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Longshoreman Or Port Workers

Longshoreman Or Port Workers

If you are a longshoreman or a port worker who has been injured while loading, unloading, repairing or building a ship, etc., we can help you recover under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act. Our Georgia attorneys are experienced in the investigation and prosecution of these types of workers’ compensation claims before the Department of Labor. The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act is a federal statute that provides injured longshoremen, such as stevedores and shipbuilders, with medical and compensation benefits. The Longshore Act mandates coverage for longshoremen injured while working on:

  • Ports
  • Piers
  • Wharves
  • Docks
  • Dry Docks
  • Terminals
  • Shipyards
  • Marine Railways, or Other adjoining areas customarily used for the loading, unloading, repairing or building a ship

Specifically, the Longshore Act provides payment of compensation for disability or death of an employee resulting from an injury occurring upon the navigational waters of the United States used by an employer in loading, unloading, repairing, or building a vessel.
Working at a busy port is dangerous work. Common injuries include:

  • Back Injuries
  • Herniated Disc Injuries
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Neck Injuries
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Catastrophic Injuries
  • Amputations
  • Crush Injuries
  • Chemical Injuries
  • Brain Injuries
  • Bone Fractures
  • Hearing and Vision Loss
  • Burns
  • Injuries from Repetitive Use
  • Aggravation of Previous Injuries
  • Wrongful or Accidental Death
  • Asbestos related injuries, such as Mesothelioma

If you have experienced an injury working as a longshoreman or port worker in Georgia, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact us today with any questions regarding your potential case.