YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE LONGSHORE AND HARBOR WORKER’S COMPENSATION ACT

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The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) provides medical benefits and compensation for longshore workers and other people who are injured in ship terminals, shipyards and other marine structures. Some injury cases overlap LHWCA and the Jones Act, and there can be complex factual and legal issues, particularly if you were injured by defective equipment.

Tabak Mellusi & Shisha LLP is a law firm dedicated to helping longshoremen and other workers covered by the LHWCA get medical care and maximum compensation. We provide diligent, results-oriented representation for every client.

WHO IS COVERED UNDER THE LONGSHORE AND HARBOR WORKERS’ COMPENSATION ACT?

The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act covers a broad range of workers:

  • Longshoremen handling container and bulk cargo in ship terminals
  • Ship builders and craftsmen who are injured in shipyards and maintenance facilities
  • Construction workers who are injured while building bridges, piers, bulkheads and other marine structures
  • Civilian workers who are injured in war zones, including Iraq and Afghanistan

WERE YOU INJURED IN IRAQ OR AFGHANISTAN?

The Defense Base Act specifies that civilian workers who are injured in war zones can claim compensation under the LHWCA.

Source – Tabak Mellusi & Shisha LLP