Achieving Longshore Accident Compensation in San Diego
Individuals who work on docks, piers, bridges and harbors put themselves at risk on a daily basis. Harbor workers often rely on heavy machinery to perform their jobs at high altitudes. The risk harbor workers face on a regular basis can make them susceptible to serious injuries.
If you or your loved one was in a work-related harbor accident, you need to obtain experience legal help. Injured workers are entitled to recover lost wages and medical benefits through the Longshoreman & Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (LHWCA).
The attorneys at Bender & Gritz, APLC, understand this unique area of the law and can be a strong advocate for you in helping you obtain maximum compensation. We also know what pitfalls to avoid in ensuring the application process moves forward as smoothly as possible.
Contact our law firm today to meet with a skilled San Diego longshore accident lawyer and learn how we can help you navigate through the complex application process.
Advocating for Harbor Workers in San Diego
Our law firm's longshore accident lawyers offer strong advocacy and legal counsel to injured harbor workers, including:
- Ship builders
- Crane operators
- Forklift operators
- Ship repairmen
We are committed to helping injured workers obtain benefits to cover the medical expenses of work-related injuries such as brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, back injuries and repetitive stress injuries.
Our law firm also provides a compassionate, yet highly skilled approach to families with wrongful death claims. We focus on helping families who lost a loved one in fatal harbor accidents recover damages all they are entitled to.
The application process can be confusing. Submitting the wrong information or overlooking a critical deadline could limit your chances of recovering the benefits you need. We are prepared to help you navigate through the legal process and obtain the full amount of benefits you are entitled to receive.
Handling Third-party Workplace Injury Claims in San Diego
If your harbor accident was caused by a third-party's negligent actions, you may be entitled to recover compensation beyond longshore benefits. You may be able to file a personal injury claim against the third party, such as a manufacturer or subcontractor who may have caused the longshore accident.
This would allow you to recover additional compensation for your medical needs, lost wages and pain and suffering. We will take every measure possible to help you maximize your recovery options.
Contact Our Point Loma/San Diego Harbor Workers Claim Lawyers
If you were in a longshoreman accident, please call us at 619-618-2988 or toll-free at 866-603-7941 to schedule a free initial consultation.
Bender & Gritz is located in San Diego, but we handle cases throughout California and the nation. Our law firm charges no attorney fees, unless we are able to prevail on your behalf
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