“My doctor told me in 2003 I could no longer work as a dock builder because I had asbestosis, COPD, asthma and emphysema. I applied for Social Security and my pension. I thought this would be the only thing I was entitled to.


I knew that the 46 years I spent working in hazardous environments contributed to my disease but did not know what my rights were. I contacted the Law Firm of Hofmann & Associates and they were able to get me benefits under the Longshore Workers Compensation Act. After a long, hard-fought battle I collected 5 years of back-dated benefits. I was very happy with the way they fought for me keeping me apprised of what was happening every step of the way."

Karl D.