Harbor Workers' Injuries
Legal Representation for Injured Harbor Workers
The work of a harbor laborer is far from easy; in fact, very often it entails strenuous physical exertion that is not only tiresome, but hazardous has well. Harbor workers' have their hands in a number of work-related activities, including the overhaul, outfitting, construction, dry docking, repair, and alteration of coastal ships. In addition, these workers are expected to handle machinery and large equipment that can often pose significant danger while in use. As such, it is not uncommon in the slightest for a harbor worker to suffer significant injuries while on the job. When this is the case, a Houston personal injury attorney should be contacted as soon as possible to ensure that the rights and safety of an injured harbor employee are not further jeopardized in any way.
After being injured to any degree while completing your harbor work, you may be entitled to compensation to alleviate the cost of medical expenses and recovery bills that will likely result from such an injury. It is your federal right to seek compensation after any type of on-the-job accident and injury, and we want to help you do so. Under our guidance, you can hold accountable your employer, taking legal action to ensure that your rights and health are protected under the law. As you perform your daily job activities, you should not feel that your safety and wellbeing are at risk. When an accident and injury have threatened your work zone comfort, you have every right to take legal action – in fact, we encourage you to do so!
Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act
Under the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (LHWCA), you are rightfully provided with protection against any type of job injury or occupational disease that may have occurred while you were performing your work-related tasks. In both ship yards and boat yards, harbor workers are protected under this law, allowing for disability compensation and medical care to be paid to an injured employee by their employer. In addition, this act could also be used to provide benefits to the surviving family members of a harbor worker who did not survive their work accident.
Offshore injuries of every degree affect too many harbor workers with a frequency that could be curtailed. That being said, it is of the utmost importance that you take the time now to align yourself with a
personal injury professional if you have been injured or made ill in any way as a result of your harbor work. With the help of an experienced attorney by your side, you can begin to right the wrongs that were enacted against you and seek compensation to help you in your endeavors to fully recover from the injury accident that left you an impaired version of your former self. We are here to help you get back on track, so don't delay in
calling our office today.