Harbor workers put themselves at great risk performing their daily jobs. If you or your loved one was in an accident while working on a pier, dock, bridge, or harbor, you are entitled to recover benefits through the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (LHWCA). This federal system allows harbor workers to secure benefits for medical care and two-thirds of their weekly wages for work-related accidents, regardless of fault.
Representing Longshoremen and Harbor Workers Nationwide
At Kreindler & Kreindler LLP, we have more than 50 years of experience offering strong advocacy and legal counsel to injured harbor workers and families with wrongful death claims. We carefully review our clients' claims to identify all sources of financial recovery through LHWCA, the Jones Act and other maritime laws. We are committed to helping our clients get back on their feet with the full amount of compensation they are entitled. Contact our Longshoremen and Harbor Worker attorneys for a free consultation.
Seeking a Full Financial Recovery for Injured Harbor Workers
Our law firm's maritime law attorneys have extensive experience representing injured harbor workers, including:
- Ship builders
- Crane operators
- Ship repairmen
- Forklift operators
- Marine construction workers
- Vessel repair workers
- Gas and oil rig employees
The federal Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (LHWCA) allows injured harbor workers and families with fatal work-related accident claims to obtain benefits without proving the cause of the accident. However, injured harbor workers and families with wrongful death claims are limited in the amount of compensation they can recover through LHWCA. Injured workers and families with fatal accident claims cannot sue the employer for additional compensation.
At Kreindler, we understand that the amount of compensation recovered through LHWCA often falls short of covering all the expenses stemming from work-related harbor accidents. Our legal team is committed to helping injured workers secure a recovery above and beyond workers' compensation, if a third party can be held responsible. We have the skills and legal resources to pursue additional compensation against the owner of the ship, manufacturer or another third party's whose negligent actions may have caused the maritime.
Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act Attorneys Obtaining Results
Partners Marc Moller and Dan Rose handled a challenging Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act case involving the drowning death of a test engineer employed by Lockheed Martin in Cayuga Lake, New York. Even though Lockheed Martin initially relegated the claim to New York State Workers' Compensation, our legal team was able to convince the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals that the case should have a jury claim under the LHWCA. Shortly after the 2nd Circuit ruling, the case settled for a significant confidential amount.
Contact Our Maritime Law Attorneys Handling Cases Nationwide
We are committed to helping you maximize your sources of financial recovery. Contact Kreindler maritime lawyers to learn how we can help you secure benefits beyond LHWCA, if a third party's negligent actions caused the maritime accident.