Longshore Harbor Workers Compensation Act Claims

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Longshore Harbor Workers Compensation Act Claims 2018-09-25T15:49:27+00:00

New Orleans Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act Claims Lawyers

Injured longshore and harbor workers may receive compensation under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA). Getting the compensation you deserve, however, is rarely as simple as filling out the forms. Most people need the help of a maritime lawyer.Rome, Arata, Baxley & Stelly, LLC, provides experienced representation to injured longshore workers. We also represent families of workers who have been killed on the job. There is a one-year time limit for filing injury claims under the LHWCA, so it is important to get started as soon as possible. Our New Orleans Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act claims attorneys will ensure that your claim is completed accurately and includes all necessary information.

Are You Eligible For Benefits?

The LHWCA covers longshore and harbor workers engaged in maritime work, including crane operators, mechanics, stevedores, ship repairmen, ship builders and breakers, baggage handlers, lashers, break bulk handlers, forklift operators, and warehouse workers. Some workers in private industries involved in natural resource extraction (oil/gas drilling) on the outer continental shelf are also covered under the LHWCA.

Medical benefits, compensation for lost wages and rehabilitation services are available for injured workers. Death benefits are available for surviving family members who lost a loved one to a job-related fatal injury or illness.

While there are countless injuries possible in this type of work, a few of the most common injuries include:

In addition, exposure to toxins such as asbestos is common in ship building, ship breaking and cargo loading/unloading. If you develop an asbestos-related cancer or asbestosis, we can help you file the appropriate claims.

Contact Our Louisiana Maritime Accidents Attorneys

To schedule a free initial consultation, please call 504-521-7946, 800-249-1306 toll free or contact us online.

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Engineer, conductor & brakeman v. Railroad & trucking company

Train Accident

A railroad engineer, conductor and brakeman suffered severe injuries (primarily lumbar spine injuries) in a grade crossing collision in Canadian County, OK when a dump truck hauling a load of sand drove in front of their train.

Tulsa, OK.

Locomotive engineer v. Railroad and trucking company

Train Accident

Engineer perished from burn injuries when the freight train he was operating collided with a gasoline tanker truck at a railroad crossing.

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Crew members v. Railroad (confidential settlement) -

Train Accident

We represented several crew members of a train involved in a derailment which occurred allegedly due to defective and poorly maintained railroad tracks. Our clients suffered various physical injuries, …

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Truck Driver v. Tire Manufacturer and Ins. Co.

We represented a driver of an 18-wheeler who was injured when a relatively new left front tire on the vehicle suffered a catastrophic failure and the treads separated, causing the truck to careen off of the roadway and into a tree. …

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Passenger v. Railroad

Our client was a very sweet 79 year old lady who was stepping down off of a train, when her foot missed the metal step-stool which had been placed on the ground by the railroad’s employee. She fell to the ground and fractured her left arm, …

Jacksonville, FL
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