Virginia Injury Lawyer Representing Dock Workers and Maritime Workers
If you have been injured on the job, an experienced attorney can help you get the benefits you need to provide for yourself and your family, whether you are seeking recovery under the Virginia Workers' Compensation Act or the federal Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (LHWCA). You may be unable to work for a long time. You may have serious injuries requiring long-term medical care. You want a lawyer who has successfully protected the rights of other workers in similar circumstances.
At the office of Virginia Beach workers' compensation attorney Sidney H. Kelsey, Jr., P.C., I have handled personal injury claims for people throughout Hampton Roads, the Eastern Shore and Southeastern Virginia, for over 39 years. A third generation attorney with extensive trial experience in the local state and federal courts, I emphasize personal service and attention in all interactions with my clients. When you hire me to handle your workers' compensation claim, you will work directly with me throughout the process.
For a free initial consultation in the areas of traffic, criminal, personal injury and workers' compensation with an experienced Virginia Beach lawyer, contact my office or call me at 757-497-2107.
Virginia Beach Workers' Compensation Lawyer
I focus my workers compensation practice on claims involving:
- Injuries covered by the Virginia Workers' Compensation Act. I have extensive experience successfully handling workers' compensation claims, from the initial filing through any appeals. Because of my experience, I can quickly assess the strengths and weaknesses of your claim, and pull together the evidence that presents the strongest case for recovery. I have recovered substantial results and settlements for severe and permanent on-the-job injuries during my entire career.
- Federal claims under the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act. The tidewater area includes one of the busiest ports in the country including the largest Naval Base. I protect the rights of injured longshoremen and other harborworkers on the waterfront, as well as all other navigable waters throughout the area, handling injury claims sustained by civilian workers who operate trucks, remove containers from ships and move them to their final destination.
Because of my reputation for success, many of my workers' compensation cases come to us as referrals from other attorneys, as well as clients and former clients.
When you have been hurt at work, your sole avenue of recovery from your employer is through state or federal workers' compensation laws. However, if your injuries were caused by a third party, that is, by any vehicle driven by anyone outside of your employment, or the manufacturer of a defective machine or tool, or a subcontractor of another employer, you may also be entitled to damages in a personal injury lawsuit. I will coordinate with your personal injury lawyer, if you are having claims handled separately, or can represent you in both the workers' compensation and personal injury claims from the same accident simultaneously.
Contact My Office
I offer a free initial consultation in the areas of traffic, criminal, personal injury and workers' compensation. To set up an appointment with an experienced Virginia Beach lawyer, contact me or call my office at 757-497-2107.