Help for Injured Longshoremen and Harbor Workers

The Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act is a federal workers' compensation act that provides workers' comp benefits for longshoremen, harbor workers, crane operators, bridge builders, dock workers, vessel repair yard workers and other people who work in marinas, ports, container terminals, boatyards and shipyards.

This special workers' compensation act for maritime workers often provides greater benefits than the South Carolina Worker's Compensation Act. For example, an injured worker under the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act is entitled to lifetime medical care and can choose his treating doctor.

We Assist People Toward Getting The Compensation They Deserve

The Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act also has a higher compensation rate than state workers' compensation (compensation rate is the amount of money an injured worker receives during the time he is not able to work, or for any permanent disability). When someone is injured and cannot work, it is a trying time for the injured person and his or her family. The higher compensation rate helps injured workers and their families.

The Defense Base Act is similar and applies to workers injured on military bases in the United States or throughout the world.

Contact an attorney at the Charleston, South Carolina, law office of the Bluestein Law Firm. During your initial consultation with a lawyer, we can assess your case and determine the best way to pursue a resolution to your situation. You may also reach us by calling 843-577-3092 or toll free at 866-428-4030.