Longshore lawyer Paducah, KY

Longshore Lawyer Paducah, KY

Have you been injured in a workplace accident in your role as a Kentucky longshoreman? Our legal team is dedicated to protecting the rights of injured harbor workers and longshoremen. The nature of your job is inherently hazardous, and even with proper safety regulations, accidents are common. If your employer or another party was negligent in upholding safety standards at work or otherwise recklessly disregarded the safety of workers, then you may be eligible to collect compensation, and our Paducah, KY longshore lawyer from Katz Law can help you get it.

Your Paducah Longshore Lawyer Can Help You Get The Compensation You Deserve

If employer negligence led to the dangerous conditions that caused your accident, you shouldn’t be responsible for the injuries and other losses you suffered. Your employer could be held liable for the accident and any expenses you incurred as a result. Medical care isn’t the only compensation you could collect. If you missed work to recover from your injuries, you can also demand full wage replacement. In some cases, the injured longshoreman is disabled to the point of no longer being able to work in the same capacity or even work at all. If this happens to you, the liable party may also owe you compensation for the loss of earning potential, establishing future financial security for you.

Our legal team isn’t afraid to go up against large shipping companies and their insurance carriers. We do whatever it takes to hold negligent employers accountable for their negligence. We have the resources you need, including expert medical and financial witnesses, to construct a solid case on your behalf.

Longshoreman Workers’ Rights You Should Know About

Unlike many other Kentucky employees, who receive workers’ compensation benefits if they’re injured on the job, longshore and harbor workers and other specific workers are protected under the 1927 Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA). It covers employees repairing or building vessels, certain maritime workers, and dock workers, providing compensation for occupational illness or injury, and paid by the injured worker’s employer.

The maritime and water transport industry is one of the most dangerous occupations in the country, according to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). OSHA and the National Maritime Safety Administration work in concert to establish certain rights for maritime and longshoreman workers. This includes an avenue to demand full and fair compensation for all their losses after being hurt on the job due to employer negligence. A skilled attorney can help you assert these rights and get the money you need to heal and recover.

If you’ve been injured in the course of your job in vessel construction or as a longshoreman, it is your right to demand compensation from the negligent party for all losses you suffered. A Paducah longshore lawyer can help you get the money you need to preserve your livelihood and protect your family from financial insecurity. The team at Katz Law can also help your family if you lost a loved one in a longshore job site accident. We can also help you file a wrongful death claim, seeking compensation for the loss of their contribution to your family and your own pain and suffering.

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