Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act
Port of Miami, Port Everglades, Port of Palm Beach
The work of a longshoreman or harbor employee is one of the most physically demanding and dangerous jobs. Those who work in Florida ports are considered to have one of the most hazardous jobs in the country. Unfortunately, longshoremen are too often injured.
Because of the high number of longshoreman accidents, companies frequently have aggressive insurance companies that routinely seek to minimize or even deny responsibility for job-related injuries.
These insurance companies know how to fight. We know how to fight back!
Securing Excellent Settlements
Our experienced Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act lawyers are adept at securing large cash settlements for our clients.
Please visit Verdicts and Settlements to view some of the excellent results we have obtained for our clients during the past 20 years.
Vast Experience Serving Longshoremen in Florida
Our attorneys have over 60 years of combined experience helping longshoremen and harbor workers fight for their rights.
We have handled longshoremen cases at every level:
- Starting with the administrative procedure under the Department of Labor at the OWCP
- To trial before an administrative law judge and appeal to the Benefits Review Board
- To the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11 th Circuit
- And up to the United States Supreme Court
There are different legal approaches to state workers’ compensation cases versus federal longshoreman cases. That’s why you need a qualified and knowledgeable attorney. Your rights depend upon it.
Handling All Kinds of Injuries
We have handled every kind of injury imaginable at the ports, some of which include the following:
- Repetitive Use Injuries
- Aggravation of Pre-Existing Injuries
- Back and Neck Injuries
- Catastrophic Injuries
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Loss of Hearing or Eyesight
- Closed Head Injuries
- Brain Damage
- Severe Burns
- Wrongful Death
Tackling Aggravation of Pre-Existing Injuries
Under federal law, if an employee sustains a second injury that aggravates, accelerates, or combines with a prior injury to cause greater disability or death, the second injury is compensable and the last employer is responsible for the entire disability or death. An insurance company is highly unlikely to inform you of this, much less encourage your claim.
If you have any injury, including a pre-existing injury that has been aggravated, contact us today. We fight for your rights from the beginning of your case until the end.
While many other attorneys do not litigate cases or appeal them, we have the experience to push your case through trial and appeal, with very high success rates.
Over 6000 Claims
filed on behalf of injured workers.
Including claims of injured workers under the Defense Base Act, Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act, and Florida Workers' Compensation Act. We are experienced workers' comp attorneys, with a proven track record of securing excellent results for injured workers, for more than 20 years.
Call us now to discuss your case, a free consultation, no obligations! 305-595-3350
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