Employers and employees in the maritime industry face a number of hazards and dangers each day on the job. These risks are precisely the reason for the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, or LHWCA. Under the umbrella of the LHWCA, maritime workers are protected in case of injury, including permanent partial disabilities, such as hearing loss.
Hearing loss is a serious injury, one which will stay with the worker for the rest of his or her life. Fortunately, compensation is payable to those maritime workers suffering hearing loss from the job. If you are a maritime worker whose hearing has been damaged due to your occupation, contact the experienced and aggressive legal team at Montagna Law in Norfolk, VA.
There are a couple of steps to take if you’ve suffered occupational hearing loss:
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Jon Montagna received a Bachelor of Arts in Literature from American University in Washington D.C. and graduated Cum Laude from the University of Miami School of Law in 1999. Jon practices law in the Hampton Roads Virginia area.