If you were seriously injured while loading and unloading a vessel, you are likely worried about covering your medical bills. You are in luck. Longshore workers are eligible to obtain benefits for work-related injuries through the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act or the Longshore Act.
The Longshore Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act can provide you with medical and lost wage benefits that will protect your health and your financial well being when injured. Conlogue Law LLP handles Longshore and Harbor Workers’ claims.
Does The Longshore Act Apply To You?
Are you a longshoreman? Were you even working on or near a dock? You may qualify for benefits and not even know about it. Longshore and Harbor Workers’ cases are governed by Federal law and, generally, provide more benefits than State workers’ compensation cases provide. Do not hire a State workers’ compensation lawyer for your Longshore claim as your claim will be undercompensated.
The Conlogue Law LLP is ready to help you or your family members to negotiate the difficult legal system, secure proper medical care, and get lost wages and a possible settlement at the end of your claim. If you are a longshoreman and you sustained an injury, call us at (213) 255-8837.
If you work on or near a dock or pier, or you are involved in work near the water or vessels, and think that you might qualify, call us. We will investigate your case thoroughly and do everything that we can to help you get as much medical care and lost wages and compensation that you are owed.
Any person engaged in maritime employment, including longshoremen, harborworkers, dockworkers, ship repairers, ship builders, or ship breakers, are covered under the LHWCA. An injured employee is entitled to benefits regardless of who was at fault for the injury. These benefits include the payment of all medical expenses and a substantial portion of your wages.
At Conlogue Law LLP, we have a great deal of experience handling injury cases involving longshoremen and harbor workers. We are committed to maximizing compensation for you and others who have suffered a maritime accident injury.
If you were injured while unloading, loading, building or repairing ships, we can help. Our office has years of experience representing clients before the U.S. Department of Labor. We are experts in the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act and maritime law. The Conlogue Law LLP is thorough, caring and professional to our clients.
Need A Longshore Lawyer?
If you were injured while working on the waterfront, you need an experience legal team. Although the burden of proof is higher in longshore and harbor accidents than in standard workers’ compensation cases, we can help. We have the background to fight these complicated cases, and we are ready to protect your rights and interests.
Call us today at (213) 255-8837 to schedule a free consultation. And, we accept cases on a contingency basis so you will owe us nothing unless we obtain compensation for you. That means that we never charge you any fees or costs unless we recover monies from your employer, the defendants, and their insurance companies. Consultations are always free, and we look forward to helping you.
We represent longshoremen in Los Angeles, Long Beach, San Diego, NASSCO workers, throughout California, Honolulu, Oahu, Maui, Lanai, Kauai, and throughout Hawaii.[/vc_column_text]