If you are a longshoreman or harbor worker who has suffered a serious personal injury in a maritime accident, then call (800) 856-9595 or email us to schedule a free consultation with an expert Houston personal injury lawyer at Adley Law Firm. Our Houston Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act lawyers are ready to help you get the resolution you need.
What Is the Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act?
Longshoremen and harbor workers are not covered under workers’ compensation laws. Prior to the LHWCA, these longshoremen and harbor workers not only risked their physical safety providing Americans with the oil, gas, food, and supplies they need, but they also risked their ability to provide for themselves and the ones who depend upon them. The Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act was passed in 1927 to protect maritime workers and their families from financial devastation in the event that a serious maritime personal injury or even wrongful death occurs. Let the Houston Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act lawyers at Adley Law Firm conduct a free case evaluation so that we can seek justice on your behalf.
What Does the Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act Cover?
On behalf of longshoremen and harbor workers who have suffered serious personal injury, the LHWCA enables our Houston Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act lawyers to seek on your behalf financial compensation for the following:
- medical bills
- permanent total disability
- temporary total disability
- permanent partial disability
- temporary partial disability
- non-scheduled permanent partial disability
- permanent partial disability for retirees
Who Is And Is Not Protected Under the Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act?
According to the United States Department of Labor, the LHWCA provides the Houston Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act lawyers at Adley Law Firm with the legal grounds to seek financial compensation for the following maritime workers:
- maritime employers (both full-time and part-time)
- maritime employees (e.g. longshoremen, dock worker ship repairmen, shipbuilders, ship-breakers, and fixed platform workers)
- those contracted by the United States government for maritime work outside the U.S. (Defense Base Act)
- certain non-government or non-government-contracted employees who work on the Outer Continental Shelf of the U.S. (Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act)
This means that seamen are not covered under the LHWCA, but it does not mean that sailors have no protection in case of a personal injury or wrongful death. If you have experienced a serious personal injury as a seaman or if you are a family member of a seaman who suffered a wrongful death in a maritime accident, then you may be covered under the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, which is also known as the Jones Act, and the Houston personal injury attorneys at Adley Law Firm are ready to help you.
Wrongful Death in a Maritime Accident
When a loved one suffers a wrongful death in maritime accident, the grieving process is often compounded by the financial uncertainty that often results for those who depended upon the income of the deceased to put food on the table. If you or someone you know has suffered the wrongful death of a loved one in a maritime accident, then contact an experienced, highly-skilled wrongful death attorney at Adley Law Firm. We are ready to fight for justice on your behalf.
Get Help from Our Houston Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act Lawyers
To get the help you need, call the Houston Longshore and Harbor Workers Act lawyers at Adley Law Firm toll-free at (800) 856-9595 or complete our initial consultation form to have an expert Houston personal injury lawyer evaluate your case.