Alabama LHWCA Lawyers
Fighting for Injured Harbor Workers Across Alabama & Nationwide
The offshore industry relies on the longshoremen and harbor workers who use heavy equipment and complex machinery to keep our ports functioning. Because the harbor work is often physical and is filled with hazards, injuries in the industry are not uncommon. Often, workers suffer serious injuries after being exposed to harmful chemical or suffer because of equipment failure. In other instances, employers don’t provide them with the right tools, causing them to attempt work that they should be handling unassisted.
Employers are required to prevent accidents at harbors, docks, and other points of contact for the offshore industry. When they don’t, laws exist that are designed to hold them accountable for negligence. One of these laws is the Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act. At Arnold & Itkin LLP, our Alabama LHWCA attorneys use this law to help workers recover from accidents that should have never happened. We’ve recovered billions of dollars to help people rebuild their lives and we’re ready to help you do the same.
If you or someone you love has suffered because of a preventable accident while working in support of the maritime industry, call Arnold & Itkin LLP. A consultation with a member of our Alabama LHWCA law firm is free, confidential, and will help you decide what to do next.
Alabama LHWCA FAQ
What Is the LHWCA?
The LHWCA is a federal law that provides compensation to workers injured in areas used for loading, unloading, building, and repairing vessels. Importantly, this law protect workers who are land-based as well as those who are on navigable waters within the United States.
Before the LHWCA, workers were subject to maritime laws that didn’t compensate them adequately for accidents caused by the negligence of others. With the LHWCA, workers can secure compensation for all aspects of their injuries so they can reach full recovery.
Who Does the LHWCA Cover?
The LHWCA can help injured harbor workers as well as those in shipyards and offsite buildings and repair areas. Workers covered by the LHWCA include longshore workers and operators, harbor workers, ship builders, ship repairmen, ship breakers, and more.
Is the LHWCA the Same as the Jones Act?
No. While they have similar goals for the workers that they cover, the Jones Act and the Longshoremen & Harbor Workers’ Compensation Acts are not the same. Each law covers a different set of workers. The Jones Act covers maritime workers who contribute to the function or mission of a vessel. The LHWCA covers workers who do not directly aid the mission of a vessel but still work on or with them. It’s an important law that helps fill in the gaps of the Jones Act for harbor workers and other offshore professionals. Workers not covered by the LHWCA include seamen, intoxicated employees, workers covered under workers’ compensation, and government employees.
How Much Does Hiring a Jones Act LHWCA Attorney Cost?
Hiring an Alabama LHWCA harbor injury lawyer from Arnold & Itkin LLP costs nothing up front. We work on something called a contingency fee. This means we cover all costs associated with a case and only collect a payment if we secure results. Working this way makes services our record-setting law firm attainable for anyone.
Call Our Alabama LHWCA Lawyers Now at (888) 493-1629
At Arnold & Itkin LLP, our firm is known for helping workers recover after the unthinkable. Whether you’ve sustaied injuries while loading a vessel or are suffering from an accident in a shipyard, we’re ready to help. We’ve recovered billions of dollars for our clients and are ready to fight for you just as we’ve done for others to get these results.
A consultation with our Alabama longshoreman injury lawyers is free at (888) 493-1629. Discovering your options is fast, simple, and completely confidential.