Harbor employees and longshoremen have dangerous and physically exhausting jobs, especially those in South Florida. Accidents are common at three major ports in the region: Port of Palm, Port of Miami and Port Everglades. Learn about a few of the compensation options available to longshoremen below:
1. Permanent Or Partial Loss
Compensation is owed to those with partial or permanent loss of usability in certain functions or parts of the body. For example, usability loss of a hand, arm, leg, hearing, vision, etc. would be legal grounds for compensation.
2. Disability, Whether It Is Temporary Or Permanent
Two-thirds of an employee’s weekly wage loss will account for a portion of what a compensated employee must receive.
If a retired worker experiences effects from an underlying occupational disease, the requisite compensation will be two-thirds of the National Average Weekly Wage, times the percentage of damage the illness caused.
Speak with a skilled longshoremen-accident attorney at Maus Law Firm. We specialize in personal-injury cases. For more information call us at 954-784-6310 now!