Attorneys Handling Longshoremen And Harbor Worker Injury Claims
Longshoremen and harbor workers have difficult jobs that include repairing, altering, outfitting and even constructing ships; loading and unloading cargo; rigging cargo; transferring load trailers; and more. These tasks require unique sets of skills and the ability to work with large and often dangerous machinery and equipment. Accidents occur frequently on these jobs. While the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) provides some measure of security for workers, it is part of a specified, complicated area of law that requires a lawyer with experience and knowledge.
At Munch and Munch, P.A., we have more than 40 combined years of experience representing injured longshoremen and harbor workers in Tampa and throughout Florida. We can help guide you through the process of obtaining the compensation you are entitled to by law. If you or a loved one is employed as a longshoreman or harbor worker, it is critical that you know and understand your legal rights. Under the general maritime law of the United States, an injured longshoreman or harbor worker has the right to seek compensation under the LHWCA. We can help you get the compensation you deserve.
About The Longshore And Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act
The LHWCA is a federal law that gives benefits to longshoremen and harbor workers who become injured on the job in shipyards or boatyards located on navigable waters.
Workplace injuries for a longshoreman or harbor worker may occur on the following and more:
- Building ways
- Dry docks
- Graving docks
- Marine railways
Harbor workers are also commonly subject to occupational diseases as a result of frequent exposure to asbestos while working at the dry docks and shipyards. This is due to the prolonged use of asbestos-containing materials in the renovation and construction of ships.
Fighting For You
Obtaining compensation under the LHWCA is no simple process, however. The laws and caselaw are complicated, and there are countless nuances in every individual case. Our lawyers know the law, and we know the system. We can help you obtain the compensation you need after a serious accident.
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If you believe that you are a longshoreman or harbor worker who has suffered an injury or disease due to a workplace hazard, our attorneys at Munch and Munch, P.A., can help you file for disability compensation and medical care under LHWCA.