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Houston LHWCA (Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act) Attorneys
Representing Injured Longshoremen in Houston, League City, Clear Lake City, Texas City, Galveston, Pasadena and Throughout the Gulf Coast Area
Differing from the Jones Act, the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act, or LHWCA, provides compensation for workers, not classified as seamen, who are injured in an accident. Those who may be eligible for benefits include longshoremen, dockworkers, crane operators, stevedores and a variety of other maritime workers. The Act is, in reality, a form of workers' compensation. Importantly, however, it also authorizes an employee to sue other non-employers to enhance their recovery. To do so, you must act quickly, as your rights may be lost or decreased if you don't file suit within six months and as such, it is important to retain an attorney as soon as possible.
At The Krist Law Firm, in Houston, Texas, we have more than four decades of experience representing maritime workers injured through acts of negligence. An on-the-job injury often brings about many worries pertaining to covering unexpected medical bills and trying to make ends meet after a loss of income. We ask our clients to leave the worrying to us. Let us find a solution to your concerns while you focus on healing.
What Is the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act?
The LHWCA is a piece of legislation that may provide compensation for injured maritime workers who do not qualify under the Jones Act or under Texas Workers' Compensation laws. The Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act was put in place to provide benefits to workers who are injured or become ill as a result of their employment in the maritime industry.
If you are eligible for LHWCA benefits, you may be entitled to receive coverage of medical costs, disability payments and rehabilitation costs. In addition, families of longshore and harbor workers involved in fatal accidents may be able to pursue compensation for the wrongful death of their loved one.
Contact a Lawyer About Your Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act Claim
Maritime law is complex. When specific Acts, such as the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act, come into play things can become even more convoluted. It may be unwise to attempt to handle your claim on your own. A small error or overlooked loophole could result in far less compensation than you are actually eligible to receive. By putting an experienced maritime law attorney by your side, you can be assured your best interests are being protected.
At The Krist Law Firm, we have more than 40 years of experience representing injured maritime workers. Our legal services are provided to you on a contingency fee basis, meaning you will not be charged attorneys' fees unless you recover compensation. Contact our firm by calling 281-954-3186 to schedule a free initial consultation.