LONGSHORE & HARBOR WORKERS' COMPENSATION ACT
The Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act (LHWCA) provides longshoremen and their families with a means of filing for full and fair compensation for injuries or wrongful death that may occur during the course of their job. The Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act is similar to workers' compensation insurance. The Act requires employers to pay medical expenses, lost earnings and other financial damages to injured longshoremen or their families.
The Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act generally applies to Longshoremen, stevedores, dock workers, and people engaged in maritime activities, but usually not on vessels. Most accidents are a result from falls, falling cargo, dangerous loading equipment like cranes, hooks or nets, shipping containers, or even negligent or unsupervised co-workers. As a maritime attorney with more than 20 years of experience, Morgan J. Gray Esquire has the expertise to ensure your case is presented such that you achieve the most favorable settlement.