Dock work is tough, dangerous labor. For this reason, longshoremen, ship-breakers and certain other marine industry employees are entitled to special coverage if they suffer a workplace injury. At William A. Heller, P.A., I help Florida laborers obtain benefits under the federal Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA). I draw on my substantial experience in Hollywood to provide comprehensive legal support to harbor employees so that they can meet their basic financial needs during their recovery.
Dockworkers usually receive more benefits under the LHWCA than under Florida workers’ compensation rules. If you have been hurt on the job, I can advise you on relevant legal issues, including:
I understand how difficult it can be to address your financial needs while healing from a work-related injury. That is why I make every effort to reach a prompt, successful resolution of your case.
Though it is a federal statute, the LHWCA contains benefits that are similar to those offered by state workers’ compensation programs. Depending on the nature and duration of your medical condition, my firm helps clients seek partial and total disability benefits on a temporary or permanent basis. A death benefit is also available to surviving family members of a stevedore, longshoreman or other eligible shipping worker who dies as a result of a work-related incident.
If you have been hurt in your harbor job and believe you are entitled to benefits under the LHWCA, I understand the unique nature of these claims and can seek appropriate benefits on your behalf. Don’t trust something this important to someone unfamiliar with this area of practice. William A. Heller, P.A. can help you obtain the benefits you deserve after a maritime workplace injury. Call 954-283-0562 or contact me online to schedule a consultation at my Hollywood office.