When you voluntarily retire, you may lose the right to claim disability benefits and wage loss compensation for common “wear and tear” injures to your neck, back, shoulders and hips.
To qualify for benefits, you must show actual lost wages. By voluntarily retiring, that becomes less likely, and you may be hurting your chances to file a simple claim that could make your retirement more comfortable.
If you are considering retirement because of nagging injuries, we strongly recommend a complete medical exam, by a doctor who can provide the highest quality of care, and understands the work-related injuries you may be able to claim before retirement.
Contact the Longshore Injury Hotline
Based on our 35 years of experience representing injured longshore workers nationwide, we can provide you with a referral to a local doctor in your area who understands the Longshore Act and can identify any medical issues prior to your retirement.
We also provide free initial consultations and are happy to answer any questions you have about your rights under the Longshore Act. Please call us today toll-free at 888-Longies (888-566-4437), or complete our confidential form and we will follow up with you directly.