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Some of the most common types of injuries suffered by maritime workers include:
● Hand and finger injuries
● Shoulder, elbow and knee injuries
● Neck and back injuries
● Spinal cord injuries
● Fractures and amputations
● Brain injuries
Due to the physical nature of maritime work, even a minor injury can keep you from working for weeks or months. If you are permanently disabled, you will need additional compensation.
Depending on the type of work and/or vessel involved, maritime workers may have options for recovering compensation for their injuries:
● The Jones Act provides compensation and benefits for injured seamen. It covers medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
● Injured longshore and harbor workers can submit claims under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA). This includes workers on piers, docks, shipyards and harbors, such as ship builders and repairmen, forklift operators, stevedores and crane operators. The LHWCA provides compensation for lost wages and medical benefits.
●Injured maritime workers have the right to maintenance and cure if their job causes illness or injury.
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