Hearing loss is a serious maritime injury that can severely alter your quality of life, making it difficult to communicate or participate in activities you once enjoyed. If you’ve lost your hearing or your hearing has become seriously impaired due to the conditions of your maritime work, call the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act attorneys of Montagna Klein Camden to discuss your rights to compensation.
The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, commonly referred to as the “Longshore Act” or “LHWCA” is a federal statute that provides medical benefits and compensation for longshore workers injured on rivers, dry docks, wharfs, docks, piers, harbors,or barges.
The LHWCA provides hearing impaired harbor workers with applicable medical treatment, including payment for hearing aids by the employer throughout the rest of the harbor worker’s life.
To file a claim, you must produce an audiogram which measures and explains your hearing loss, and give notice of your injury to your last maritime employer within 30 days of when you receive a copy of your audiogram.
For a free consultation to discuss your Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act hearing loss claim, contact the lawyers of Montagna Klein Camden at 877-622-8100. Additional time and technical restrictions apply. Make sure you receive what you are entitled to.