Longshore & Harbor Workers

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If you are a longshoreman or a port worker who has been injured while loading, unloading, repairing or building a ship, we can help you recover under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act. 

The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act is a federal statute that provides injured longshoremen, such as stevedores, crane operators, maritime workers, boiler repairmen, welders, electricians, painters, dock builders, dredge operators, terminal employees and shipbuilders, with medical and compensation benefits.

The Longshore Act mandates coverage

for longshoremen injured while working on:

  • Ports
  • Piers
  • Wharves
  • Docks
  • Dry Docks
  • Terminals
  • Shipyards
  • Marine Raleways
  • Other adjoining areas customarily used for the loading, unloading, repairing or building a ship.

Specifically, the Longshore Act provides

The payment of compensation for disability or death of an employee resulting from an injury occurring upon the navigable waters used by an employer in loading, unloading, repairing, dismantling or building a vessel.

Working at a busy port is dangerous work. Our Admiralty and Maritime attorneys routinely help longshoremen who sustained serious injuries at work, and represent stevedores and other Longshoremen injured at the Port of Miami, Jacksonville, Fort Lauderdale – Port Everglades, Port Canaveral, and all ports in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Alaska, South Carolina, North Carolina, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, San Diego, Long Beach and Los Angeles, California, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York and New Jersey and throughout the United States who have sustained injuries such as:

  • Back Injuries
  • Herniated Disc Injuries
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Neck Injuries
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Catastrophic Injuries
  • Amputations
  • Crush Injuries
  • Chemical Injuries
  • Brain Injuries
  • Bone Fractures
  • Hearing and Vision Loss
  • Burns
  • Injuries from Repetitive Use
  • Aggravation of Previous Injuries
  • Wrongful or Accidental Death
  • Asbestos-related injuries, such as Mesothelioma

Our maritime attorneys are experienced in the investigation and prosecution of Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act claims before the Department of Labor and the Office of Administrative Law Judges throughout the United States. We handle cases in all District Offices and before ALJ’s in all jurisdictions. We are known for our responsiveness, thorough and hands-on litigation style, investigative and negotiating skills, and our accessibility to our longshoremen clients. We go wherever you need us to be. You need to hire a team of lawyers with proven results in not just settling claims, but winning at trial. We have.

How can we help you?

When an injury or accident upends your life, Grossman Attorneys becomes your advocate, aggressively pursuing the justice you deserve.