Protecting Your Rights
Longshoremen have rights and these rights deserve to be upheld at all times, particularly as they pertain to the treatment that will be provided after being injured in any type of longshoreman accident. The duties of longshoreman are inherently dangerous, as the work required of these seamen often entails the loading and unloading of cargo from a vessel that may not be structurally sound, properly maintained, or some other version of a hazardous situation. Marine cargo handling is a job filled with risks and hazards for which some may be unable to escape. When accidents ensue, severely problematic injuries could result, very often calling for the skills of an experienced injury lawyer that can take on the aspects of your case and work to seek compensation for any injurious harm caused to you.
Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act
The Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (LHWCA) was established specifically to address the rights and needs of longshoremen and harbor workers throughout the United States. At its core, LHWCA was designed to provide protection against any employment injuries and/ or occupational disease that may have adversely been inflicted on a longshoreman while on the job. When an injury is sustained while loading, unloading, building, or repairing a vessel, longshoremen are protected under the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Act. Similarly, the family members of a longshore fatality act can also benefit from the protective measures employed by LHWCA, as compensation is often provided to survivors of said accidents.
As you attempt to pursue the financial compensation that is owed to you under the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act, having a professional lawyer on your side will likely prove to be quite beneficial to your case. The employer does not have to be found at-fault for accidents and injuries of this nature; however, it can still be difficult to obtain the compensation you are rightfully owed. That is where we come in. When you choose The Doan Law Firm, P.C. as your legal representation, you will have a legal professional in your corner fighting for your rights at every step of the way.
We are a personal injury law firm that is associated with the American Bar Association as well as the State Bar of Texas and the Texas Trial Lawyers Association. For several years now we have been expertly representing injury victims throughout the state in some of the most serious and complex matters of the law, longshoreman injuries included. In your pursuit for legal compensation after being wrongfully injured while on the job, you should employ the legal skills of a professional
from our firm. In so doing, you will stand the best chances of recovering the compensation you both need and deserve in order to make a full recovery.