Shipyards employ a substantial number of workers across the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Shipyards can be a dangerous work environment with moving heavy machinery and abundant trip hazards. If you have been injured at a shipyard you likely have a Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation claim. Additionally, some non shipyard injuries also fall under the Longshore Act. It is important that you contact an attorney early in the claim process as there are many pitfalls that can devalue your case. Our firm has 30+ years of experience handling these claims.
OCEAN SPRINGS SHIPYYARD INJURY LAWYER ALSO SERVING GULFPORT, LONG BEACH, BILOXI AND PASCAGOULA
There are several forms of disability in Longshore claims. There is temporary partial disability, temporary total disability, permanent partial disability, and permanent total disability. You are entitled to a biweekly check and medical treatment during the course of your temporary disability. Once you reach maximum medical improvement you may have permanent disability. Our lawyers will fiercely negotiate at mediations and go to the mat at formal hearings before an Administrative Law Judge. We are experienced at dealing with clients that are catastrophically injured. We will not give up until you receive the medical treatment and compensation that you are entitled to.