Obtaining Compensation For Injured Maritime Workers
The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) provides compensation for injured longshoremen and others who work in port facilities, including crane operators and shipyard workers. Construction workers who are building or repairing facilities on or over the water, such as docks, jetties and bridges, may also be covered by LHWCA.
LHWCA claims can involve complex issues concerning eligibility and medical care. If you have been injured, you should speak with an attorney who is experienced in LHWCA cases. Without legal representation, you may not get the medical care and compensation you deserve.
Advocates For Longshoremen And Harbor Workers
Spagnoletti Law Firm in Houston, Texas, is a law firm dedicated to helping accident victims obtain the compensation they need to rebuild their lives. Our lawyers have more than decades of combined experience advocating for injured people. We will use our experience, resources and advocacy skills in a concerted effort to help you obtain all the medical care rehabilitation services and other compensation you are entitled to.
Longshore And Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act Law – What You Need To Know
The LHWCA is similar to state workers’ compensation laws, but there are significant differences. Our attorneys have extensive experience in LHWCA claims and a comprehensive understanding of LHWCA law. We will use our knowledge to protect your rights and obtain the best possible result for you.
Some basic information about the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act appears below. You probably have questions about your situation. In a free consultation, an attorney at Spagnoletti Law Firm can review your case, discuss its potential value and explain how we can help you.
If you are covered by LHWCA, you have the right to certain benefits. These include medical costs, physical therapy costs, vocational rehabilitation services and disability benefits. If you are an eligible employee, you are entitled to these benefits, even if you were at fault for the accident.
Your employer’s insurance company may try to limit your benefits. Their goal is to keep their claim costs as low as possible. Our goal will be to obtain the best possible outcome for you.
Was your accident caused by the negligence of a third party? If so, you may be able to obtain additional compensation for wage loss and pain and suffering through a third-party LHWCA claim. Spagnoletti Law Firm will seek compensation for you from all possible sources.
If a family member was killed while on the job, you may be entitled to death benefits. Spagnoletti Law Firm can advise and represent you.
Contact Spagnoletti Law Firm for a free consultation with a Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act lawyer.