FAQ on Work Comp and Longshore Claims
From back injuries in healthcare workers to occupational diseases in shipbuilding workers, to carpal tunnel syndrome in office workers, a work-related injury or disease is a complex matter. As Maine’s largest plaintiffs’ workers’ compensation and longshore law firm, we have built a reputation for success in these cases by effectively fighting for and delivering just compensation to our clients. In the longshore area, we have decades of experience with occupational disease claims including asbestosis, mesothelioma and industrial hearing loss. Our success at trial and on appeal has led to the creation of positive laws that impact workers throughout Maine. This is the level of dedication to workers’ rights that we will bring to your case.
We defend workers’ rights. We defend your rights.
In our efforts to obtain all of the compensation that is due to you in your workers’ compensation proceeding, we will pursue every possible venue. In addition to the Workers’ Compensation Act, we utilize the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, as well as the Defense Base Act, when appropriate. These apply specifically to shipyard and marine workers, as well as civilian workers overseas, such as contractors, truck drivers, and support staff in Iraq. We have detailed knowledge of how the laws apply to each incident. When the law firm of McTeague, Higbee, & Case takes your case, we will make certain that no option or opportunity is overlooked.
We will work with you to determine what your goals are and we will consider all options from settlement to trial. We will protect your rights every step of the way. Our attorneys are experienced in appeals. We will take the steps necessary to get you all compensation you are entitled to, including working with you on any possible Social Security disability claims that may coincide with your workers’ compensation claim. We are here to defend your rights.