At the Injured Workers' Legal Center, located in Brunswick, Maine with meetings upon request in Portland, Maine, our longshore and harbor workers' compensation attorneys vigorously represent longshore, shipyard, and harbor-waterfront workers in Maine who are seeking workers' compensation relief through the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (LHWCA).
Whether you sustained an injury in shipbuilding, dredging, pier/bulkhead repair or ship terminal work, the Injured Workers' Legal Center will fight to secure both medical care and lost wages under federal workers' compensation laws. Call 800-852-8554 to schedule a free telephone consultation to discuss your case. You may also contact us online.
Among "Best Lawyers In America"* In The Area Of Workers' Compensation
We are recognized throughout Maine and across the nation for our knowledge and experience in workers' compensation law; attorney Charles March has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America* in the area of workers' compensation since 2009.
Clients from Bath Iron Works, Merrill's Transport, Sprague Energy, Fore River Dock & Dredge, Federal Marine and boatyards up and down the coast will all attest to the personalized attention they have received from our work injury attorneys.
Longshore And Harbor Workers' Compensation Act And Related Claims
The Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act provides relief for ship builders and harbor workers who have suffered a work-related injury. Our law firm can help you seek this relief if you have suffered any type of physical trauma, including back, neck, shoulder, arm, leg, foot or head injuries. In addition, we can help you seek relief for any emotional injuries stemming from harassment or other work-related causes.
LHWCA and related claims most frequently arise in the following circumstances:
- Working on/repairing docks or dry docks
- Operating dredges, cranes, forklifts or other dockside machinery
- Building or renovating ships
- Operating barges or performing other work in harbors or on rivers
- Loading or unloading goods dockside
- Crane operation
Most of our clients with Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act claims come from the shipyards or terminals near the waters and harbors of Maine. However, we also represent clients from across the nation with complex claims under the LHWCA and the Defense Base Act (DBA).
Maximum Benefits For Your LHWCA Injury
If you were injured while working on a harbor, dock, dry dock, wharf, pier, barge or river, we will seek the maximum workers' compensation benefits to which you are entitled under the LHWCA and related federal laws, including:
- Medical coverage for treatment over your lifetime
- Temporary and permanent disability payments
- Vocational rehabilitation/job retraining
- Permanent impairment benefits
- Hearing loss treatment and benefits
- Death benefits
Our Attorneys Will Help You Recover Compensation For Your Injuries
Our LHWCA attorneys have years of experience representing clients with serious work injuries.
For more information about the law and your right to longshore and harbor workers' compensation for your work injuries, call 800-852-8554. You may also contact us online.
* The Best Lawyers in America® 2011. Copyright 2010 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC