Injured longshore and harbor workers in South Carolina recently settled two cases following permanent work injuries at the Charleston waterfront.

Case Results: Two Charleston Harbor Workers with Permanent Injuries Settle Cases

Attorney Adam Greene recently represented two Charleston, South Carolina longshore workers, both of whom asserted to be permanently injured and unable to return to their jobs at the waterfront. He obtained favorable results though the state workers’ compensation system and the Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act.

The first longshoreman was 60-years-old and suffered a severe right shoulder, right arm and neck injury while attempting to prevent something from falling with a lashing rod. His right shoulder required two surgeries and following the second surgery, his left shoulder experienced injury as a result of overuse. This second injury was initially denied.

Attorney Adam Greene first received a $90,000 settlement offer but upon learning of the second shoulder problem, was able to introduce this additional injury and secure $275,000 for his client at mediation.

The client was delighted with this result as he had been injured in October 2021, released his first attorney from another firm and came to Steinberg Law Firm in August of 2022 where Attorney Greene was able to help him.

The second longshore worker is a 70-year-old who stepped through an unsecured manhole on a container ship vessel, fell and injured his right leg, right hip, lower back, and neck. Attorney Greene alleged permanent and total disability, and through a successful mediation, secured $375,000 as well as future medical treatment with a Medicare set aside, a financial agreement that allocates a portion of a workers’ compensation settlement to pay for future medical services related to the workers’ compensation injury.

Longshore and Harbor Worker Compensation Act cases are unique and often complicated. An injured waterfront worker can benefit from an attorney experienced in these types of cases. For more information, call the Steinberg Law Firm at 843-720-2800 or reach out via our online contact form.

Updated on June 6, 2023

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