Longshore Worker Injuries

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Longshore Worker Injuries 2018-09-25T16:24:19+00:00

Longshore Worker Accidents

Longshore workers are put at risk for specific types of accidents and injuries throughout their course of employment. Those who do sustain injuries are entitled to compensation under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA), claims which our firm has more than 70 years of combined experience handling.

Rome, Arata, Baxley & Stelly, LLC, is highly knowledgeable about the types of accidents and longshoremen injuries that are specific to this occupation. We have established effective methods for ensuring that our injured clients receive compensation for their losses through injury claims under the LHWCA.

Act Swiftly To Preserve Your Rights To Compensation

As an injured longshore worker, you have one year to file your injury claim. By working with our New Orleans, Louisiana, law firm, you can feel confident that your claim will be handled in a timely and organized manner. We can gather all necessary documentation and evidence, including medical records, the accident report and witness statements, to ensure a solid and successful claim on your behalf.

Injuries and deaths can be attributed to:

  • Crane accidents
  • Scaffolding accidents
  • Ladder accidents
  • Forklift accidents
  • Machinery accidents
  • Fires
  • Explosions
  • Slip-and-fall accidents
  • Drownings and near-drownings
  • Toxic exposure

Involvement in any of the above accidents can result in serious injuries, including burns, crush injuries, amputations, head injuries, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and a host of other life-altering traumas. Fatal accidents can also occur, leaving surviving family members to pick up the pieces after a tragic loss.

Discuss Your Longshore Worker Injury With One Of Our Attorneys

Located in New Orleans, Rome, Arata, Baxley & Stelly, LLC, represents injured longshore workers and their families throughout Louisiana, including those in Metairie and Baton Rouge, as well as in the 48 contiguous states. If you were injured or a family member was killed, please contact us online or call us 504-521-7946 or toll free at 800-249-1306 to schedule a free consultation.

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