Longshore & Harbor Workers' Compensation Act

The Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act is also called the Longshore Act or LHWCA. It provides injury benefits to maritime workers who are not covered by the Jones Act or workers' compensation benefits.

If you were injured while working on navigable waters, turn to a Slidell Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act attorney at the law firm of Laurie W. Maschek, Attorney at Law, LLC. Our experienced attorney helps longshore workers through the process of obtaining benefits. Call our law firm toll free at 866-203-3440 to schedule a free initial consultation.

Time Is Of the Essence

If you sustained a maritime injury, you must notify your employer of the injury within 30 days. Failure to file in a timely manner can result in many problems, including the potential of not receiving your benefits.

Who Is Covered by the LHWCA?

The following maritime workers are covered by the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act:

  • Shipbuilders
  • Dock workers
  • Longshoremen
  • Mechanics
  • Maintenance workers

The act covers maritime workers who sustained injury while on a canal, river, waterway or other adjoining areas that are used for loading, unloading, repairing or building a vessel. Adjoining areas include docks, piers, terminals and dry docks.

What Type of Benefits Can I Receive?

Injured longshoremen are entitled to temporary compensation of two-thirds their average weekly wage or to a scheduled award for the specific body part. Additionally, workers covered under the LHWCA are entitled to:

  • Medical benefits for occupational diseases
  • Rehabilitation services
  • Medical payments
  • Disability payments
  • Wrongful death benefits for surviving family members

Attorney Laurie W. Maschek provides comprehensive legal representation to injured maritime workers covered under the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act. She can walk you through the process step by step and answer any questions that arise along the way.

Contact a Slidell Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act Lawyer

If you are a maritime worker not covered under the Jones Act, do not hesitate to call attorney Laurie W. Maschek toll free at 866-203-3440 or contact our firm online.