Maritime law can be difficult to understand and even those that belong to various worker unions and organizations can feel challenged when looking to dissect the acts that protect offshore workers, harbor workers, and longshoreman. At the office of J. David Smith, Attorney at Law, we are proud to have an in-depth knowledge of the governing laws, acts, and guidelines that stand in place to provide necessary compensation and aid to injured workers. Our Baton Rouge workers’ compensation team will help you understand your rights as a worker and we can assist you in filing for workers’ compensation, disputing denied claims, and representing you in a court of law.
According to the Longshore & Harbor Workers' Compensation Act, American workers are protected from financial hardship. The act outlines guidelines for individuals that have been injured on the job and the types of accidents that qualify an individual for benefits. Additionally, family members that are suffering an unexpected death of a loved one that was a longshore or harbor worker can receive death benefits and assistance with medical bills. This federal law protects individuals at a federal level; however, you may still be entitled to benefits at a state level and from neglectful companies.
Qualified workers that have been injured need to file a claim for compensation as soon as possible. Our Baton Rouge workers' compensation attorney can help.
To learn more about your rights and how a lawyer may be able to assist you, we encourage you to contact our office and schedule a free consultation with our team. We proudly serve the Baton Rouge area and surrounding communities.
Call our Baton Rouge workers' compensation attorney today at (225) 387-0293 to discuss your case.