Longshoremen Injured in Fort Lauderdale at Port Everglades
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for Injured Longshoremen
What benefits can I secure if I am a Longshoreman injured in Fort Lauderdale at Port Everglades?
Section 8 of the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) describes the benefits that an injured Longshoreman can receive when injured during work.
The benefit categories include:
- Temporary total disability (TTD)
- Temporary partial disability (TPD)
- Permanent total disability (PTD)
- Permanent partial disability (PPD)
- Scheduled award benefits
Those benefits include compensation for your disability, paid at the rate of 2/3 of your average weekly wage (AWW), reasonable and necessary medical care and vocational retraining benefits.
The type of benefit and the length of time for the payment of the benefit are determined almost entirely based upon the opinions of your treating and examining physicians.
This is why it is so important to select a qualified doctor who is willing to stand up for you in the event that you have a serious injury, and support you with a strong, objective and reliable medical opinion.
Delivering a Network of Advocates for Injured Longshoreman
As a result of our many, many years of experience in this area of the law, we have developed relationships with doctors in every specialty area who can be strong advocates for injured Longshoreman.
We have a network of reliable and objective doctors who understand the importance of advocating for their patients in the event the patient is a significantly injured Longshoreman.
We also fully understand the types of benefits that you are entitled to receive, and we can help you maximize those benefits under the law.
Experienced Longshoreman Injury Lawyers
The lawyers at the Law Offices of Gillis, Mermell & Pacheco P.A. have more than 60 years of combined experience in handling the claims of Longshoreman injured in Fort Lauderdale at Port Everglades. We know the ins and outs of the Longshore Act, and we can help you navigate through this complicated system.
Call us now at 305-595-3350. Let us put our years of experience, training and expertise to work for your Longshore claim today!
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