Longshoreman & Harbor Workers Claims

Expert Legal Representation for Injured Longshoremen and Harbor Workers

The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) provides compensation to harbor workers, longshoremen, stevedores and other maritime workers who are involved in the loading, unloading or repair of vessels along navigable waters.

Administered by the U.S. Department of Labor, the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act was intended to fill the gap between state workers’ compensation programs and the Jones Act, which provides compensation to injured crew members, but not to harbor workers.

Who or What Caused Your Injury?

The attorneys of Stolpman, Krissman, Elber & Silver, represent people who were injured by someone other than their employer or a fellow employee while working in shipyards and harbors throughout California. For example, if you were hit by a truck during the loading or unloading of a ship or if you fell and were injured because of a dangerous condition in the work area itself, we will pursue financial compensation on your behalf.

Our lawyers handle so-called third party liability claims for injured longshoremen, harbor workers and others covered by the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Act, including people working on off-shore oil and gas platforms. In these third party claims, injured workers are able to recover compensation for pain and suffering and other damages not compensated by the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act.

Contact Our Maritime Law Attorneys for a Free Consultation and Case Evaluation

To discuss your case, please contact the personal injury attorneys of Stolpman, Krissman, Elber & Silver, LLP. From offices in Long Beach, our lawyers represent clients in the Los Angeles area and throughout Southern California. We represent longshore and harbor workers injured at Long Beach Harbor, Oakland Harbor, San Francisco Harbor, San Diego Harbor and other Pacific Ocean ports.

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