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:
- Broken bones
- Crush injuries
- Hand and finger injuries
- Back and neck injuries
- Joint injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Brain injuries
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.