Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act
The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) compensates certain maritime employees who have been injured on the job.
The LHWCA may cover:
- Reasonable and necessary medical services, surgeries and treatment
- Lost wages for total or partial work-related disability
- Survivor benefits when the work-related injury or disease leads to death
- Awards for permanent partial impairment
Uliase & Uliase represents employees at all stages of the claim filing process under the LHWCA. Our legal team gathers necessary information and evidence to support our client’s need for benefits. We also assist in preparation and filing of necessary documentation and act as our client’s voice during hearings or proceedings.
Our attorneys also have extensive experience handling issues faced throughout the claim process, including denial of compensation benefits.
Our exclusive focus on federal workers’ compensation means having the most up-to-date knowledge and experience to obtain the benefits our clients need. Because attorneys’ fees are covered by the opposing party, our representation is at no cost to you.
Coverage under the LHWCA is potentially extended to people with the following occupations:
• Jockey drivers and forklift operators
• Pipe fitters
• Sheet metal workers
• Pile drivers
• Ship fitters