As a shipyard worker, you have a very dangerous job. Working in confined spaces with hazardous equipment, you serve a very important purpose: You construct and repair the ships our country’s economy depends on. And now, as the result of an injury or illness caused by your trade, you can no longer do the work that supports your family.
Workers’ compensation was created to assist those who are unable to make a living because they were injured while doing their job. Unfortunately, big maritime insurance companies and employers who neglect their legal responsibilities often cause the system to work against the injured employee.
If you are a shipyard worker, and your workers’ compensation claim has been denied, the Shipyard Injury attorneys of Montagna Klein Camden can help you negotiate or take your claim to court.
We understand that building ships, such as offshore drilling platforms, cargo ships, oil tankers, tug boats, fishing boats, and container ships is very dangerous.
Many of the vessels you work on were built before the danger of asbestos was known. Consequently, many ship repairmen, boat builders, naval engineers, ship breakers and shipbuilders are diagnosed with diseases like mesothelioma and asbestosis decades after exposure.
Injuries Stem From Many Sources
Back injuries and other damages are often caused by confined spaces, vibrations, cold temperature and the sharp objects associated with your work. Welding injuries are also common, including exposure to fumes and gases, eye injuries and burns.
Our shipyard injury lawyers stand prepared to pursue a workers’ compensation claim under the Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act or your state’s Workers’ Compensation Act—or both, depending upon the state you are in. Although receiving workers’ compensation usually restricts you from suing your employer, you still have the right to sue any other party that contributed to your injury.
If a company other than your employer contributed to your shipyard injury, we’ll make sure they pay for their faults, as much as is allowed by the law. That’s the “No Boundaries” law practice Montagna Klein Camden is known for.
Our shipyard injury lawyers represent disabled or injured shipyard workers on a contingency fee basis. This means that we don’t get paid unless you win. We’re very confident in our ability to get you the benefits you deserve.
If your Workers’ Compensation claim has been denied, schedule a free consultation to discuss your case with the law practice of Montagna Klein Camden at 877-622-8100 or contact the lawyers by completing the online contact form. Time limits apply to filing a claim. Make sure you maintain your rights — Call Now.