Longshore Workers Compensation

Workers on docks, ships, and harbors do work that keeps this country and the economy running. This important work is often dangerous, however, and if you have worked in this area, you know how serious the risk of injury can be. If you have been injured as a result of an injury from a maritime occupation, or a loved one was killed doing this type of work, the federal Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (LWHCA) can get you financial help for the losses you have suffered.

Filing a claim can be a confusing process, and it might not be a priority when you're trying to recover from an injury. At The Law Firm of Charlene A. Morring, PC, we help you with the legal claim process so you can focus on what's important: your healing and your family.

The Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act

Maritime work often involves managing heavy loads and using complex, heavy machinery, making the risk of serious physical injury higher than for many other jobs. The LHWCA covers workers in those areas, including:

  • Longshore workers
  • Ship repairers, shipbuilders, and ship-breakers
  • Harbor construction workers

If you were hurt during work on the navigable waters of the United States or an area such as docks, terminals, piers, wharves, or an area used for loading or unloading marine vessels, you may be covered by the LHWCA.

Having a right to compensation is one thing; actually getting it is another. That's where we come in. Attorney Charlene Morring has over sixteen years' experience representing clients in LWHCA claims, including physical injury, occupational diseases, hearing loss, and illness or death arising out of maritime employment.

Experienced, Compassionate Representation for LHWCA Claims

Our clients are hard-working people with families who depend on them. If a work injury makes them unable to do the physical labor their jobs require, they face many challenges: physical pain, increased medical bills, loss of regular income, and fear for the future. Morring Law is here to help. We offer not just deep experience in this unique area of the law, but honest communication and sincere compassion and respect.

We understand what you are going through when you are injured doing this work, and we are committed to helping you get back on your feet, physically and financially. We know how stressful a work injury can be, and how frustrating it can be to deal with the red tape of dealing with the government, especially when you are in pain. Attorney Charlene Morring has successfully guided hundreds of clients through the process of making a LHWCA claim.

The time you have to make a LHWCA claim is limited. Once it runs out, you lose your chance to get the payment you may deserve and your family might need. Contact Morring Law so that we can get the process started and take that worry off of your shoulders.

Morring Law is based in Norfolk, Virginia, and represents longshore workers throughout Virginia and North Carolina. For a free consultation to see how we might be able to help you, please contact our law office. We look forward to working with you.

Charlene A. Morring

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A Norfolk, Virginia native, Charlene Morring attended public school and became her parent’s first child to graduate college. Charlene attended Old Dominion University where she competed and was awarded the Kaufman Scholar Award, an honor given to only one student in the campus community. She earned this honor for her work in the community, academics and commitment to leadership.

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