What can a dock worker recover in a longshore accident lawsuit in Pennsylvania?


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A: Under Pennsylvania law, dock, pier or marine terminal workers can obtain financial recovery for the often significant injuries incurred in longshore accidents. Workers’ compensation benefits only pay a percentage of wage loss and do not cover pain and suffering. However, other lawsuits brought against other non-employers, such as contractors or subcontractors may provide a seriously injured worker with financial recovery to provide for his or her family. Damage claims may be made for past and future lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering.

Injured dock workers should consult with a qualified longshore accident lawyer as soon as possible to protect their rights.

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For more information, contact our Pennsylvania and New Jersey longshore and marine terminal accident lawyers at Click To Call.  Our lawyers are available for a free, no obligation legal consultation, and can obtain special admission in other states, such as New York or Delaware, on a case by case basis.

Our longshore accident attorneys serve dock workers in the following areas: Allegheny County, PA; Berks County, PA; Bucks County, PA; Chester County, PA; Delaware County, PA; Lehigh County, PA; Montgomery County, PA; Northampton County, PA: Philadelphia County, PA; Atlantic County, NJ; Burlington County, NJ; Camden County, NJ; Cumberland County, NJ; Gloucester County, NJ; Salem County, NJ; New Castle County, DE; Kent County, DE; Atlantic City, NJ; Philadelphia, PA; Pittsburgh, PA; Newark, NJ; Doylestown, PA; Media, PA; West Chester, PA; Norristown, PA; Camden, NJ; Wilmington, DE; Newark, DE; Georgetown, DE; and New Castle, DE. Our lawyers can obtain special admission in other states on a case by case basis.

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Published: July 17, 2012