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Longshore & Harbor Injury

Am I Covered By The Longshore & Harbor Workers' Compensation Act?

Accidents at work are often one of the hardest things that can happen to a person. Even if you get along well with your coworkers, it can be hard to ask for money or time off, especially if your boss doesn’t believe you. For these and other reasons, it’s important to talk to an experienced work injury lawyer as soon as you can.

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The U.S. Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) is a federal law that provides compensation, medical care, and vocational rehabilitation services to employees who are disabled as a result of on-the-job injuries that occur on navigable waters of the United States or in adjacent areas commonly used in the loading, unloading, repairing, or building of a vessel. Occupational diseases, hearing loss, and ailments stemming from the job get included in the phrase “injury.” if a job injury causes or contributes to an employee’s death, the LHWCA allows for the provision of survivor benefits to dependents. Typically, the self-insured employer or a private insurance firm pays these benefits on the employer’s behalf.

In addition to providing your employer with a Notice of Injury, you must file a written claim with the OWCP within one year of the date of injury; or, if your employer has been voluntarily paying compensation benefits, you must file a written claim within one year of the last payment of compensation. Should you become incapacitated due to the injury and fail to make a formal claim with OWCP within the appropriate timeframe, your employer may protest and refuse compensation payments.

If your disease gets caused by on-the-job exposure to hazardous circumstances or chemicals, you may be eligible for compensation and medical benefits. Even if your symptoms or handicap do not appear until after you retire, you may be eligible for compensation for an occupational condition.

How Do I File A Claim Under The Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act?

Employees and their dependents must give written notice to both their employer and the U.S. Department of Labor within 30 days of the injury or death or within 30 days of the employee or dependent finding out (through reasonable diligence or medical advice) that the injury or death is related to the claimant’s job. If a worker gets sick at work, this notice period can be extended by one year.

Our best workers’ comp lawyers not only help people with workers’ compensation claims, but we also know what to do when dockers or harbor workers get hurt on the job. Our expert workers’ comp attorneys work hard to get workers hurt in a boating accident as much money as possible.

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Workers who are injured will need medical treatment, and their employer’s workers’ compensation insurance got built with their health in mind. There are numerous advantages to Workers’ Compensation laws, such as :

  • Ability to focus on recovery
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Prevents lawsuits
  • Financial benefits
  • Disability benefits
  • Lifetime medical care

It’s practically impossible for someone to afford their living expenditures if they aren’t working. Further, medical care in America is costly. Workers’ compensation benefits will help you with the funds you require to keep up with your bills, including any necessary medical treatment, medicines, surgery, prosthetic limbs, and physical therapy.

Our attorneys at Gaylord & Nantais are among the top Long Beach workers’ compensation attorneys, having over 40+ years of expertise helping clients maximize the value associated with workers’ compensation claims. We assist our customers in efficiently navigating the workers’ compensation process. Our purpose is to serve our clients with the greatest effective legal services in a timely manner.

We represent our clients in a straightforward and proactive manner. For people who have worked in the state of California, our team of professional attorneys and staff specializes in asbestos, hearing loss, orthopedic injuries, lung disease, and other work-related diseases.

If you’re unsure how to proceed or are concerned that your employer will be obstructive, contact Gaylord & Nantais (562) 561-2669 or (213) 732-3436 immediately. We’ll walk you through the entire process and safeguard you against unjustified retaliation.

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Congress extended the LHWCA to include other types of employment. Employees covered by these extensions are entitled to the same benefits, and their claims are handled in the same way as Longshore Act claims. The following are the extensions of the LHWCA:

  • Defense Base Act (DBA)
  • Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA)
  • Non-Appropriated Fund Instrumentalities Act (NAFIA)

The Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP) is charged with oversight of four federal workers’ compensation statutes, including the LHWCA, and its extensions. Within the OWCP, the Division of Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation (DLHWC) administers the LHWCA.

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If you have been injured while working, you may be able to recover benefits that are designed to cover your medical costs and associated expenses.

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Work Injury

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Construction Accident

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Occupational Disease

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Hearing Loss

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Stress Claim

Asbestos

Asbestos

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Back & Neck Injury

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Hand Injury

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Leg Injury

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Head & Brain Injury

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Denied Claim

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