Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act
Texas Attorneys for Maritime Workers, Longshoremen and Dockworkers
The federal Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) provides harbor workers the right to pursue compensation for medical treatment and lost wages after suffering an injury on the job. This includes oil and gas rig employees, as well as longshoremen, crane operators at a port, vessel repair workers, marine construction workers and others in occupations in the Gulf of Mexico.
Since 1951, the law firm of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner has handled personal injury matters and represented victims of offshore accidents who are covered under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act. We can help you determine whether you have the right to pursue a claim, what benefits you may be entitled to and how to pursue those benefits in the most effective manner possible.
Gulf of Mexico Representation for Ship Accidents
The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act covers a wide range of employees, including:
- Crane operators
- Longshore workers
- Terminal workers
- Shipbuilders and ship repair workers
- Shipyard and waterfront workers
- Vessel repair workers
- Construction workers
- Oil rig workers
Many injuries in offshore accidents are serious and require extensive treatment and rehabilitation. Some workers injured on the job are unable to return to the same job following rehabilitation. Our firm will explore all options for recovery after your accident.
Texas LHWCA Coverage
For more information about the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act and how it can protect you after an accident, contact a lawyer at the law firm of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner. Schedule a free consultation in Houston at 713-396-3964 (toll free 800-594-4884).