What is the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act or simply known as the Longshoremen Act?
The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) is a federal law that provides longshoremen and harbor workers the right to compensation after being hurt on the job. This compensation is intended to pay for medical treatment and lost wages that result from these on-the-job injuries, including those involving oil rig workers, longshoremen, port crane operators, vessel repair workers and other occupations.
The experienced offshore injury lawyers at Herrman & Herrman, P.L.L.C., represent individuals injured in onshore or offshore accidents who are covered under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act. Our firm can help you determine whether you have the right to pursue a claim, what benefits you may be entitled to and how to pursue those benefits in the most effective manner possible.
Our experienced injured Longshoreman lawyer can help employees who are covered by LHWCA
The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act provides protection for a wide range of employees along the Gulf Coast, including:
- Crane operators
- Longshore workers
- Terminal workers
- Shipbuilders and ship repair workers
- Shipyard and waterfront workers
- Vessel repair workers
- Construction workers
- Oil rig workers
Unfortunately, many of these accidents result in serious injuries that require extensive medical treatment and rehabilitation. Some workers find that they are unable to return to the same jobs and need years’ worth of care.
Call our Corpus Christi injured Longshoreman attorney for representation for onshore and offshore workers.
To learn more information, or to schedule an appointment with an experienced McAllen, Texas lawyer regarding the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, please contact us at Herrman & Herrman, P.L.L.C.