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Why should I get an attorney for my LHWCA claim?

Unfortunately, court can be unavoidable for some applying for a claim under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA). Some employers and insurance companies try to come up with arguments and loopholes to prevent Louisiana maritime workers from getting the coverage they deserve for their injuries.

Common injuries suffered aboard vessels

Working on a seafaring vessel may be a dream for many Louisiana residents. But anyone who navigates the country's waterways also takes on a certain level of risk. Any number of injuries could happen aboard vessels and may keep workers from their jobs and even cause lifelong repercussions to their health and well-being.

Why should I appear in court for the LHWCA?

Unfortunately, getting benefits from the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) is not always an easy task. There are numerous varying factors that could impact how much compensation you would get out of it such as the conditions of your injury and your employer’s response to your plea.

Refrigeration systems on vessels present injury hazards

Many of the vessels off the coast of Louisiana have refrigeration systems on board. The compounds used in those systems could pose significant dangers to those working on, near or around them. Without taking the proper precautions, injury hazards could put several people at risk at any given time.

Admiralty and maritime law and the big FEMI event

Working on a oil rig requires daily safety checks. Louisiana residents who work on oil rigs may come to consider their days as routine, but they are often anything but that. Every day is another opportunity for a 'fixed equipment mechanical integrity failure' to occur, which could lead to catastrophic injuries that require pursuing compensation under admiralty and maritime law.

How long does the process for the LHWCA take?

If you receive any major injuries or diseases while working on Louisiana waters, you will want to receive compensation as soon as you can. You need to cover any medical expenses that arise from the incident, especially if your condition is negatively impacting your ability to work.

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