Longshoreman Rights Lawyer
Are you a seaport worker who was injured on the job?
Under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) is a federal law that provides longshoremen and many other types of seaport workers with financial benefits after they receive work-related injuries. These federal benefits are much like general workers’ compensation that is offered at the state-level, though they tend to be more favorable. The different types of LHWCA benefits that can be claimed include permanent partial disability, permanent total disability, temporary partial disability, and temporary total disability. Contact an experienced Daspit Law Firm longshoreman rights attorney for a free legal consultation, today!
Our maritime attorneys at Daspit Law Firm know that it is challenging to keep up with your medical expense and regular bills when you are out of work because of an injury. For that reason, we will work diligently to help you get the financial relief you need. Let us help you with your LHWCA claim!
Who qualifies for LHWCA?
A longshoreman is a worker who loads and unloads ship cargo at seaports. In addition to covering longshoreman, LHWCA also provides benefits to many other types of individuals who work on navigable water or in very close proximity to the water, as well as t those who have marine transport-related jobs.
The types of workers who tend to qualify for LHWCA benefits include:
- Harbor workers
- Shipyard workers
- Ship breakers
- Ship mechanics
- Truck drivers who transport ship cargo
Vessel masters and crew members are not eligible. In ordered to receive LHWCA benefits, the qualified claimant must have a qualified occupation, and he or she must show that the injury was work-related. Just like with regular workers’ compensation, it is not necessary to prove that the injury was caused by an act of negligence.
Our Longshoreman Rights Attorneys Can Assist You With Your Claim!
Our longshoreman rights attorneys can assess your occupation and injury and help you determine whether you should qualify for LHWCA benefits. Once your eligibility is determined, we can guide you through the process of filing a claim. Do not hesitate to schedule a free consultation no matter where across the U.S. that you are. Contact us today at (346) 888-2410.