Longshore And Harbor Worker Cases
Differing from the Jones Act, the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act — or LHWCA — provides compensation for certain maritime workers who are injured in an accident. Several different types of workers may be eligible for benefits.
These may include longshoremen, dockworkers, crane operators, stevedores and a variety of other maritime workers.
The act is, in reality, a form of workers’ compensation for maritime workers. It 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.
We Can Help You Recover Longshore And Harbor Workers’ Compensation
To contact the lawyers at Butler Viadro, LLP, call us at 510-907-9577 or 888-353-2158 toll-free 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.