Are you a longshoreman or harbor worker who has been Injured On The Job?

The global economy relies on the efficient and timely shipping of good across oceans, and port and harbor workers make it possible through the loading and unloading of shipping containers. Every day, workers face a number of threats to their health and well being due to the inherently dangerous nature of their work. 

With heavy machinery and a variety of other unique hazards, injuries to longshoremen and dock workers can be much more damaging than other types of workplace injuries. Victims may be in need of significant financial support after an injury to cover a slew of unexpected costs.

Thankfully, longshoremen, dock workers, and others who are injured or disabled on the job are protected under U.S. law. The Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act provides coverage to certain  employees who are hurt at work while working in and around navigable waters. If you or someone you know has sustained an injury while working in and around a body of water, do not delay in contacting our law firm.  


What Other Benefits Can Injured Workers Receive Under Longshore Act?

Employees who are covered under the Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act can receive benefits that are more generous than those offered by most other types of workers' compensation plans.

These Benefits Include:

  • Reimbursement for medical travel
  • Higher maximum compensation rates
  • No limits on compensation periods
  • No caps on medical benefits or for medical devices

It can be difficult to obtain all of the benefits you deserve without the guidance of a lawyer who is familiar with the Longshore act and workers' compensation law. That is why it is in your best interests to call our office right away. We can inform you of your rights under LHWCA and ensure that all avenues are explored in pursuit of the compensation you both need and deserve.

Why Choose Agnew Johnson Rosenberger?

An injury at work can be devastating in more ways than one. The physical pain of an injury can be unbearable on its own, but losing the ability to work and earn money can be even more burdensome, especially when your family relies on you for support. That is why the time is now to begin working with a lawyer to protect your rights and provide for your future.&

Agnew Johnson & Rosenberger, PLLC proudly represents longshoremen and dock workers. In most cases, these cases arise in the Hamptom Roads area.  We have represented injured workers in the Hampton Roads before the Department of Labor.  

Our team has over 80 years of collective experience handling workers' compensation and Social Security Disability cases. See how we can put this experience to work for you by calling us at (844) 336-0306.

Over 80 Years Combined Experience


Our lawyers have been recognized by the National Trial Lawyers, Super Lawyers, Virginia Business Legal Elite & Lynchburg's Top Lawyers

Track Record of Success

We have successfully handled cases before numerous Virginia Courts, the Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission, the Virginia Court of Appeals, the Department of Labor and Federal courts.

Meeting Locations Across the State

Our main office is in Lynchburg, Virginia. We also have meeting locations in Chesapeake, Richmond, Herndon, Roanoke and Abingdon.