Oakland Lawyers For Longshore And Harbor Workers' Compensation

Differing from the Jones Act, the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act — or LHWCA — provides compensation for certain workers who are injured in an accident. Several different types of workers may be eligible for benefits. These include longshoremen, dockworkers, crane operators, stevedores and a variety of other maritime workers.

The act is, in reality, a form of workers' compensation. It also gives longshore and harbor workers certain important rights, authorizing them to bring a claim against their employer for disability and medical benefits.

Experienced Alameda County Maritime Employee Injury Attorneys

At Butler Viadro, LLP, our Oakland, California, law firm represents injured longshore and harbor workers in litigation, helping them recover compensation when they sustain injuries on docks, wharfs and other locations that bring the victim within the LHWCA.

The Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act is a fact-specific area of law. Some people clearly fall within the compensation system; others do not. If you do qualify, you may be entitled to greater compensation for your injury than you would under the stateside workers' compensation system, so it is critical to work with an attorney who will look at the facts and fight for you to see if you qualify for benefits under the LHWCA.

Oakland Attorneys For Longshore And Harbor Worker Compensation

To contact the lawyers at Butler Viadro, LLP, call us or simply complete our online contact form. Initial consultations are free and confidential. Cases are handled on contingency, which means that you owe us no attorney's fees unless we collect compensation for you.

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