Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation
Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation / Workers Compensation Assistance
No matter what your speciality, today’s business world comes with its fair share of risks. Although modern workers are much safer than ever, it’s still impossible to guess the likelihood that you might get injured on the job. Anything from a simple slip-and-fall on a wet floor to a serious accident with heavy machinery- one never knows when negligence, lack of training or even malicious behavior could change your life with a resulting injury.
If such an event were to occur in your workplace, making it difficult to handle your daily responsibilities, you may have some recourse to improve your new normal. In many cases, your disability will be temporary, but for some going back to the same work will prove impossible. In either case, we don’t believe that you should make do without some kind of help. Neither do we think that a responsible party should be allowed to persist in making the workplace unsafe.
We Advocate on Your Behalf While You Recover
In Savannah GA you have a choice between providers of Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation and workers’ compensation guidance and advisement. At Smart and Associates, we would like the privilege of earning your trust as we work tirelessly to protect your rights. Our goal is to provide injured individuals who have suffered injustice the tenacious legal representation they deserve.
The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, or LHWCA, went into effect in 1927 as a function of the US Department of Labor. It extended income and medical insurance to employees working on ships and dock facilities in the United States. In 1972 and in 1980 it was expanded to eventually include maritime workers whose jobs were completely land-based. The normal assistance amounts to two thirds of the worker’s normal pay and medical benefits.
We’ve helped countless clients master the nuances of the special LHWCA rules. In the process, we empowered them to move through the legal system efficiently and safeguard their futures. We’re committed to simplifying the process of dealing with the law so that you can concentrate on getting back to work.
Why Is Workers Comp so Important?
Being injured on the job does far more than result in immediate trauma. In addition to temporary discomfort, many workplace accident victims are looking at:
- Lost wages caused by their inability to work,
- High medical bills related to their emergency treatment,
- The ongoing expenses of recovery therapies, and
- Emotional, mental or physical traumas that make it harder to continue following their chosen career paths.
These realities also have significant impacts on your family members. Those who depend on you to provide for them may be at risk. Spending money on your injury at a lower rate of pay reduces the amount you have left to spend on expenses like education for your children. Workplace harm has far-reaching consequences, so it’s vital that you seek intelligent representation that helps you leverage your options to the fullest extent.
We Shed Light on Workplace Injuries
Why were you hurt on the job? In many cases, these accidents seem like random occurrences, but your employer’s practices or policies could have caused or contributed to them- or at least prevented a foreseeable incident. Depending on the way they manage their facilities, equipment and personnel, they might be liable for the harm that you sustained.
It takes more than an accusation to prove a case and get your employer to pay for the injuries that you experienced. Many companies deny any allegations that they had anything to do with your harm, or were in any way responsible. Some go so far as to hire legal teams to fight against you in court- still others have in-house legal representation to mitigate company losses due to workers’ compensation. All the while, the costs associated with your injuries only continue to rise, and if you can’t achieve a timely resolution, their negative impacts grow even greater.
Creating a Foundation That Supports Your Case
Our devoted team of legal specialists in Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation and Workers Compensation strive to help you find a sure footing and move forward. We carefully review the evidence surrounding your injury in precise detail to determine which factors played a role and who should be held responsible.
At Smart and Associates, we prefer to take an educational approach. The way you file your claim or deal with insurers today could have a permanent impact on whether you receive an award months or years down the line, or not at all. Let us ensure that you know exactly where you stand so that you can make the smartest decisions concerning your future. The options we present will be tailored to your situation and you get to have as much say as you want.
Personal Service You Can Depend On
Our firm is highly successful, but we’ve never lost sight of our roots. We maintain a small staff so that we can deliver a more personalized experience tailored to your specific needs.
You can count on working with an attorney and case managers who stick with your claim from beginning to end. Thanks to our legendary attention to detail, no matter how unique your situation is, we’re able to provide a custom plan of action optimized for your legal success.
Stop Letting Your Injury Hamper Your Life’s Progress
Don’t try to navigate the tricky waters of longshore and harbor workers compensation and workers compensation alone. We’re ready and willing to guide you forward so that you can get back to working, providing for your loved ones and growing as an individual. Discover how to get started now by contacting our workers comp professionals for your complimentary consultation.
How Can We Help You?
As a small firm, we offer direct access to a skilled and experienced lawyer. We work to stay available and answer any questions you may have. In your free initial consultation, we will explain your rights and explore your options so that you can make informed decisions and have some control over the process and the outcome. Find out why our longstanding clients stay with us!