South Florida Longshore and Harbor Worker Compensation Lawyers
Rights of Longshoremen
Longshoreman, or stevedores, load and unload cargo and must be able to complete a variety of tasks that range in difficulty and involve operating equipment, transferring loaded trailers, rigging cargo, and more. Due to the high potential for danger and injury, the federal Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (LHWCA) was enacted to provide employment-injury and occupational-disease protection to those who work as longshoremen on the navigable waters of the United States. This is a no-fault system. Injured longshoremen and shore-based repair workers are entitled to recover compensation regardless of who caused the maritime or longshore accident. If you or your loved one was in an accident while working on a pier, dock, bridge, or harbor, you are entitled to recover benefits through the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (LHWCA).
Guy Yudin & Foster, LLP's experienced maritime attorneys handle all types of longshore and harbor worker claims, including:
- Ship builders
- Crane operators
- Ship repairmen
- Forklift operators
- Marine construction workers
- Vessel repair workers
- Gas and oil rig employees
The experienced lawyers at Guy Yudin & Foster, LLP. will take the necessary steps to protect your legal rights, beginning with a free consultation. After we thoroughly understand the circumstances that led to your injury, we will use our experience with LHWCA claims and other maritime laws to help you recover compensation for your injuries. We understand the physical and emotional trauma that is associated with offshore injuries, and we are committed to helping you recover to the fullest extent.
Contact Our Longshore and Harbor Worker Lawyers today!
We are committed to helping you maximize your sources of financial recovery. Contact us
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today for a free consultation to learn how we can help you secure benefits from LHWCA, and beyond if a third party's negligent actions caused the maritime accident.