An injury on the job disrupts your life. Workers’ compensation benefits give you a financial cushion, especially when your injury leaves you unable to work.
Benefits for a maritime industry injury include:
As a maritime worker, you have special protection because the federal law covering your workers’ comp doesn’t have the same limits as state workers’ comp.
Most forms of Louisiana workers’ comp end after 10 years. Not so with longshore & harbor workers’ compensation claims. You can be paid for the rest of your life!
Louisiana also caps the amount you can get in lost wages payments much lower than the federal longshore program.
Let’s make sure you and your family are taken care of after a work injury sidelines you.
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When you’re hurt at work in a maritime industry job, take these steps immediately to be sure you get your financial assistance:
The Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act sets up its own separate legal system for deciding who gets benefits.
It’s run by the U.S. Department of Labor. You’ll get a representative, called a claims examiner, assigned to your claim.
If you have problems getting your benefits, you may go to a trial in front of an administrative law judge.
This is different from personal injury car accident cases. That’s why you want a lawyer with experience with longshore & harbor workers’ comp.
And you want to get a lawyer as soon as you can.
The moves you make early in the process affect your ability to get the maximum benefits later. It’s like the early moves in a game of chess.
When you have a lawyer by your side, it’s easier to stand up to insurance companies, get the financial support you need, and make your way to a better life.
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