The Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) covers maritime workers who are not seamen. A longshoreman or a dock worker does not work on a navigating vessel. However, his work is hazardous and accidents are a real possibility. Job-related disability, sickness, or fatalities can occur marine railways, wharfs, dry docks, terminals, and other places where longshoremen work. If you’re a warehouse worker, forklift operator, or ship breaker, you are covered under LHWCA.
If you’re a longshoreman and have been injured, you should seek legal counsel from a lawyer who is aware of the differences between LHWCA and worker’s compensation laws in America. A good lawyer can be of immense help in negotiating the administrative process associated with claim filing and also with the hearing in front of the Office of Administrative Law Judges.
Lawyers at Alex R. Hernandez Jr. PLLC can help you prove that your accident or illness occurred during the course of work.
If you are a Longshoreman and were injured on the job call Alex R. Hernandez Jr. at 1-888-HDZ-LAW-8 your Longshoremen and Harbor Workers injury lawyers.