The Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act
Harbors workers and longshoremen face a number of risks every day while on the job. In order to ensure that these workers are adequately compensated for any accidents that result from someone else’s negligence, the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) was enacted. Under this act, harbor workers can file a claim for compensation after suffering from a work-related injury, including medical bills, loss of income, and even travel expenses to and from doctors’ appointments.
In some cases, an injured longshoreman may even be able to file a separate personal injury claim against the individual whose negligence resulted in the worker’s accident and injury. If you have been injured while working as a longshoreman or other such harbor worker, consult with the Long Beach personal injury attorney from the Overett Group right away. We can help ensure that you receive full compensation from your employer, the party responsible for your accident, or both. The key is to establish negligence and liability by presenting strong evidence such as photos, witness statements, and professional evaluations of the accident and your injuries. Our legal team can help obtain this evidence in order to maximize your compensation.
Don’t go without the proper compensation you deserve for your injuries! Call our Long Beach attorney today for reliable counsel during this time.
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Contact our firm right away to set up your initial consultation and discuss your case with a skilled lawyer. For 14 years, the Overett Group has focused on providing honest evaluations and exceptional case results for clients across the areas of Long Beach and Southern California. We take care of all the details so that our clients do not have to worry about their case and can take the time to recover from their accidents. Our firm will handle your case according to your needs and goals, so don’t hesitate to take part in a free case evaluation today!