Know Your Rights Under The Longshore And Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act
The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) is a federal law that provides medical benefits, compensation and vocational rehabilitation services to longshore and other harbor workers who have been seriously injured. The LHWCA covers a broad range of harbor workers who have been injured, including longshoremen, crane operators, stevedores, ship repairmen, shipbuilders, forklift operators, dock builders and other marine workers. To be covered under the LHWCA, injuries generally must have occurred within the navigable waters of the United States or in adjoining areas customarily used in the loading, unloading, repairing or building of a vessel.
As with most maritime-related matters, the LHWCA is complex, and the time to file a claim is limited. If you are injured in your longshore duties, it is important that you notify your employer promptly, seek immediate medical attention and contact an experienced maritime attorney before you make a statement to any insurance company or sign a settlement offer.
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The maritime attorneys at Biggs & Gunst P.C. Attorneys At Law are dedicated to fighting for the rights of longshoremen and harbor workers and ensuring that you get the care and compensation you deserve.
If you or a loved one has suffered a longshore injury, contact the experienced maritime attorneys of Biggs & Gunst P.C. Attorneys At Law and schedule a free initial consultation. To make an appointment, call 734-720-4445 or send us an email. From our offices in Ann Arbor, we serve clients throughout Michigan.