Work-related injuries are a common occurrence in any occupation, especially with jobs in the labor force. We work with employees to establish the location and relevance to your job and gathering all of the requirements to file a claim. Silva Law Firm attornies are advocates for your best interests throughout the entire process from getting payments for medical bills and lost wages to collecting benefits on behalf of a deceased loved one.
Do I Need a Lawyer to Get Workers’ Comp Benefits?
Often times, insurance companies prefer to settle out of court and avoid any legal action. This results in a lower settlement amount that may not cover all of the medical expenses associated with your injuries. Especially if you have a serious injury that could prevent you from returning to work, it is advised to seek legal consultation with an attorney as soon as possible.
The Silva Law Firm specializes in Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation
The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) is a federal law that protects men and women who load, unload, construct and repair ships. Dock work can lead to serious injuries but is an essential job to the Port of New Orleans and commerce to the Gulf South. We can determine your eligibility under LHWCA or standard workers’ compensation.