Longshore Claims - Benefits You Deserve
Congress has enacted the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act in order to provide maritime employees with protection against injury in their specific field. This Act is administered by the Office of Workers' Compensation but specifically addresses and pays longshore claims. Longshore claims cover more than just longshore workers however. If you are injured near or in navigable waters, you may be eligible to seek damages through an attorney who works on longshore claims. Even if you are a mechanic working in a repair shop a mile away from the shoreline but are repairing longshore equipment, your injuries may be covered under LHWCA. Unfortunately, many people who are injured on a longshore related job do not realize they may be entitled to file a claim. The Law Office of Eric J. Land LLC serves New London, CT and the surrounding areas in longshore claims and will be happy to share their success stories while discussing your case. Attorney Eric J. Land will analyze your longshore injury claim and relate all applicable laws to ensure you receive the highest benefit to which you are entitled. Depending on the extent of the injury, longshore benefits have the possibility of paying out for years to come, especially if extended recovery times are needed, such as from repeated surgeries. To discuss what benefits you are entitled to, contact the Law Office of Eric J. Land today for a free and confidential consultation with an experienced longshore claims attorney.