Shipyards employ thousands of people. Unfortunately, the shipbuilding industry can be dangerous. If you were employed by a shipyard (or a contractor for a shipyard) and were injured at work, the shipyard is responsible for your medical care, lost wages, mileage, and more. This responsibility applies both to traumatic accidents and to “wear and tear” injuries that occur over time.
These injuries do not fall under state workers compensation law, but under the federal Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act. You need someone knowledgeable of these federal laws to help you through your time of need. Carter & Jordan can help you.
It is very important to know your rights, whether you think you need a lawyer or not. For instance, did you know you get to choose what doctor you want to see for your injury? Don’t let a shipyard or insurance company send you to a doctor that might not have your best interest in mind. Schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys today to protect your rights.