Longshore & Harbor Worker Injuries

New Orleans Longshore Injury Lawyers

 

Our Attorneys Handle Longshore Injury Claims

Injured longshoremen, shipyard workers, harbor workers and workers aboard fixed platforms on the Outer Continental Shelf are entitled to receive benefits under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA).

Longshoremen, shipyard workers, harbor workers and workers aboard fixed platforms perform dangerous jobs that often lead to serious injuries. Typically, workers covered under the LHWCA load and unload cargo from ships or barges, build or repair vessels, drive forklifts on the dock, operate cranes or other heavy equipment, or perform production or construction-related work on fixed platforms. These workers are at risk for back, neck and spinal cord injuries, fractures, amputations and brain injuries.

If you are an injured longshoreman, shipyard worker, harbor worker or worker aboard a fixed platform and have questions about your right to recover compensation and damages under the LHWCA, contact us now to find out if we can help you.

Have Successfully Obtained Benefits for a Wide Range of Injured Longshore Workers

We have successfully obtained benefits for a wide range of injured workers who have been entitled to receive benefits under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act. The LHWCA provides injured workers medical and disability benefits from the employer and/or the employer’s insurance company.

These workers, or their families, may also have the right to bring an action for damages against vessel owners and operators or other third parties for the negligence that caused their accident and injury or death.

Be aware that the LHWCA claims process is complex and requires particular experience. Injured workers should hire a lawyer who is well versed in handling LHWCA claims. We have been successfully representing longshoremen and harbor workers with their medical and compensation claims for more than 30 years.

We also represent injured workers covered by the Defense Base Act, which provides workers’ compensation benefits to certain civilians working on military bases outside of the U.S. as well as workers under contract with our government for public works or national defense.

Contact Our Shipyard and Harbor Worker Injury Attorneys

Please call 504-828-1224 to schedule a free initial case evaluation.