Longshore & Harborworkers Claims
In 1927 the United States Congress enacted the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act. It provides for temporary compensation and necessary medical treatment for certain injured workers that fall under the federal LHWCA instead of the Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Act. These injured workers are a specific class of maritime workers, including dock workers, outer continental shelf workers and other maritime workers not covered under the Jones Act.
LHWCA workers’ compensation cases are similar to state workers’ compensation cases except the cases are brought in federal court under federal law. LHWCA cases are even more specialized than state workers’ compensation cases.
Workers injured on or near the water may have a claim under the LHWCA, state workers’ compensation, or other federal laws. It is important that your claim is filed in the correct court. Our workers’ compensation attorneys have experience in all types of LHWCA claims and have extensive experience in both federal and state workers’ compensation cases. If you’ve been injured at work or on the job, call us today for a free consultation. Remember, there is NO FEE unless we win your case or negotiate a settlement on your behalf.
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