Maritime Workers: Free Help Getting Payment after a Work Injury

    If you work in the maritime industry and you get hurt on the job, special protections are in place to keep you and your family financially healthy.

    You can get payment for lost wages, coverage for your medical care, and counseling for a new job placement.

    These benefits, as laid out by the federal Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, cover longshore workers, shipbuilders, shipbreakers, harbor construction workers, and many others who work near navigable waters in the United States.

    People who work around piers, docks, wharves, and port terminals may be covered.

    These are valuable benefits because they can last longer than state workers’ compensation. And they’re not subject to the same limits on lost wages payments as state workers’ comp.

    But you have to go through a federal government process to get benefits.

    The maritime workers’ compensation lawyers at Workers’ Compensation, LLC, can make sure you’re getting all the benefits you’re entitled to receive.

    There’s no fee for you because, if we recover benefits for you, your employer and its workers’ compensation insurance company are required by federal law to pay for your lawyer.

    Our maritime lawyers have helped thousands of workers with admiralty claims in Metairie, New Orleans, Hammond, the Northshore, Baton Rouge, Houma, Lafayette, Alexandria, Shreveport, Monroe, and all across Louisiana.

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    Do I Qualify for Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation?

    The qualifications you must meet to be covered by longshore workers’ comp are really pretty simple.

    You’re a Maritime Employee
    You’re a Maritime Employee

    Paid employees in many harbor and port jobs are eligible for longshore benefits.

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    It’s a Work Injury
    It’s a Work Injury

    As long as your injury or health problem occurred at work or because of conditions at work, you’re eligible.

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    Your Behavior Was Reasonable
    Your Behavior Was Reasonable

    About the only things that can disqualify you are deliberate attempts to harm yourself or extremely reckless behavior.

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    Workers' Compensation, LLC, helps people like Oliver George get back on solid ground after injuries on the job.

    Other People Who Can Get Maritime Worker Benefits

    Longshore workers’ compensation extends beyond workers who load, unload, build, maintain and repair ships.

    Different workers are covered under other maritime laws and admiralty claims, including laws that apply the protections of the Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act to more industries.

    These situations are covered:

    Jones Act cases provide a crew member on a waterborne vessel, who the law calls a “seaman,” the right to seek even greater compensation than workers’ comp.

    Jones Act admiralty claims are personal injury cases in which an injured seaman can claim that negligence on the part of others resulted in the injury. Such a negligence claim allows a seaman to seek more damages, such as for pain and suffering.

    If you have problems getting your longshore and harbor workers’ compensation benefits, you may need to appeal to an administrative law judge at the U.S. Department of Labor.

    The workers’ comp attorneys at Workers’ Compensation, LLC, understand everything you’re supposed to get, and they enforce that for you. Whether you need a workers’ comp maritime lawyer, offshore injury lawyer, Jones Act lawyer, DBA lawyer (defense base attorney), or a related form of help, talk to us.

    You can start with us by getting a free evaluation of your claim.

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    “Call Workers’ Comp, LLC. You Won’t Be Disappointed.”

    Raymond was working overseas for a military contractor when he was sprayed by a pesticide and badly injured. It was a challenge to find a lawyer who could handle his case—until he found Workers’ Compensation, LLC.

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    Raymond: I was working for a military contractor, security contractor overseas and was sprayed down with a pesticide. When you go to an attorney and tell them you worked overseas and a top secret operation, so I was kind of limited to what I could tell him. Everybody seemed baffled by that.

    And then I finally met an attorney that recommended Mr. Unger. The fact that another attorney would recommend Mr. Unger, it pretty much told me that he was probably the best at what he does. And if you’re injured on a job, I recommend that you document everything that happened.

    Call Workmans’ Comp, LLC. You won’t be disappointed.

    Several kinds of workers are covered by Longshore & Harbor Workers' Compensation law. Pictured: Attorney Greg Unger with client Oliver George.

    Longshore Workers’ Comp Is Different

    When you file for longshore & harbor workers’ comp, it doesn’t matter whether anyone was at fault in your injury. It’s about whether it happened while you were at work at a qualifying job, and that’s it. Longshore law makes it easier for your injury to qualify for benefits than state workers’ comp. This is not about suing your employer. A special kind of lawyer can help you claim maximum benefits.

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