Working as a shipping worker along the coasts of the United States, you’re exposed to many hazards. This is manual labor much of the time, and it can really take a toll on your body. Slip-and-fall accidents could happen aboard vessels, or you may struggle with other injuries related to the work that you do.

As a shipping worker, you should know that you may be able to seek compensation through Social Security Disability Insurance if you are injured and can no longer work as a result of those injuries. So long as you have accrued enough credits, you may be able to seek compensation and the benefits that you’ve been paying for through your taxes all along.