Compensation for Ohio Maritime & Longshoreman Injuries
In the wake of serious accidents and injuries on the Ohio River and other Ohio waterways, injured workers may face a number of challenges that may be remedied by proper compensation from government protections and negligent employer responsibilities. Workers may be covered under the Jones Act, The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, or may have a claim against an employer or boat operator if the party in question is negligent and leads to an injury on the job.
Workers on Lake Erie or the Ohio River in Ohio, Kentucky, or Indiana may suffer an injury while performing their daily tasks, and end up in a difficult financial situation due to lost wages, mounting medical costs, disability, and pain and suffering. In many cases, injured workers may be in danger of permanent disabilities that can largely affect future earnings, and have a huge amount of medical bills to pay due to rehabilitation and other expenses.
Severe injuries may leave individuals with a malady that requires life-long medical attention. Because of the financial risks and the responsibilities of employers, injured workers may have a claim that can help pay for individual and family expenses following an accident.
Joe Lyon is an experienced Ohio workplace injury attorney well-versed in the legal and economic impact injuries and illnesses have on a victim and their family.
Types of Maritime Worker & Longshoreman Injuries
Working in the maritime industry on towboats, barges, docks and piers can be one of the most dangerous occupations in the nation. Various positions can be in danger of serious injuries, including deckhands, pilots, mates, captains, engineers, seamen and cooks. Around docks and harbors, boat maintenance crew and workers involved in loading and unloading cargo work around heavy equipment that can fail and cause serious injury or death. Some common injuries sustained by workers in Ohio include:
- Crush Injuries
- Orthopedic Trauma
- Head Injuries
- Spinal Injuries
- Benzene Exposure
Compensation Available to Victims of Workplace Injuries
With the help of employee protections in place and an experienced attorney, victims of maritime and longshoreman injuries are able to recover the huge costs of an accident. The Lyon Firm is fully committed to helping injured workers and their families recoup rightful financial compensation from negligent employers.
Costs that may be recovered from worker injuries can include the following:
- Hospital expenses
- Long-term rehabilitation
- Home medical care
- Lost wages
- Future earning capacity
- Future health complications
- Pain and suffering
- Vocational rehabilitation
If a negligent employer refuses to compensate a worker for injuries or illnesses related to the workplace, you may contact a legal professional to investigate the accident and file a claim against a company. There may be several channels available to compensate injured Ohio waterway workers. In the event of a fatality, the survivors and family members of a victim may file a claim and seek compensation for wrongful death, lost wages, and incurred medical expenses.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury at an Ohio workplace, and have questions about the legal remedies available to improve quality of life and medical care in Ohio, contact The Lyon Firm (800) 513-2403. You will speak directly with Mr. Lyon, and he will help you answer these critical questions.