Orlando Workers' Compensation Attorney
The Federal Longshore & Harbor Workers' Compensation Act
At the Workers' Compensation Trial Group, our attorneys provide legal guidance and representation regarding claims filed under the Federal Longshore & Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (LHWCA). This Act is a federal program that provides workers' compensation payment, medical care, and vocational rehabilitation to those injured as a result of their jobs on U.S. navigable waters or in adjoining areas. Those covered are maritime workers, including those who are employed in the loading, unloading, repairing, or building of ships. Benefits are also provided to family survivors of workers whose injuries cause or contribute to their deaths. Injuries include occupational diseases and medical conditions such as hearing loss.
Those who may make claims under this Act include such workers as longshoremen, ship repairers, ship breakers, ship builders, and harbor construction workers. Non-maritime workers are also covered if their work occurs on the water and they are injured there.
If you have issues involving such a claim, you can get knowledgeable legal guidance and assistance from the Workers' Compensation Trial Group. An Orlando workers' compensation lawyer at the firm can review your situation and provide legal options for helping you resolve the claim in the most efficient manner possible.
Claims under the Federal Longshore & Harbor Workers' Compensation Act
Millions of dollars in compensation and medical care are paid in claims pursued under this Act and similar programs each year. To assist in the case of disputes and issues involving these claims, our firm offers many avenues for the resolution of your case, including alternative dispute resolution methods, such as mediation and arbitration, which may be much more cost-effective than administrative hearings or litigation. Because we regularly practice in this area of law we have intensive legal understanding and experience to put at your disposal.
Contact an Orlando workers' compensation lawyerat the firm for matters involving claims made under the Federal Longshore & Harbor Workers' Compensation Act today.