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Everything You Need to Know About the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act
Finding the right job is no easy task. For people who are looking to make a good living, working at sea is a great option. While most of the jobs at sea will keep you gone from home from a few weeks to a month, they pay very well. There are a number Jones Act maritime law provisions in place to protect seamen and mariners in the event they become injured onboard a vessel. One of the most important Jones Act maritime law programs meant to protect seamen is the Longshore and Harbor Worker’s Compensation Act. Below are some of the things you need to know about this act.
What is the Longshore and Harbor Worker’s Compensation Act?
Simply put, this act was passed in order to offer seamen hurt on the job compensation while they recover. Used by many Jones Act lawyer firms, this act guarantees hurt workers compensation for the injuries they sustain. If an employer does not abide by the regulations set forth in this act, you will need to contact a Jones Act lawyer for help. When a seaman is unable to go back to work following an injury at sea, this law says they need to be given disability benefits.
The amount of compensation and disability allotted to a seaman will depend solely on the severity of their injuries. In order to find out how much compensation you are entitled to, you will need to contact a Jones Act attorney for help. They will be able to advise you on what your best course of action is and will help you file a claim, if needed.
Who is Entitled to the Benefits in this Act?
Another common question people have regarding this law is who is entitled to the benefits it lays out. People who contribute to the maintenance, construction or loading and unloading of a seafaring vessel are usually entitled to these benefits. Here are some of the jobs at sea that have the most injuries associated with them.
- Winch operator
- Hold men
- Dock men
- Forklift operators
- Ship builders
- Pile driver
- Workers on construction piers
- Ship repairmen
If you hold one of these jobs and have been injured, you will need to reach out to a lawyer to find out what your rights are.
Injuries and Illnesses Covered Under this Law
The following are just some of the most common injuries that this law covers:
- Disease and infection resulting from injuries at sea
- Physical injuries caused by an accident
- Injuries caused by unsafe work conditions
- Aggravation of pre-existing injury due to less than stellar work conditions
As soon as these types of situations occur, you need to reach out to an attorney familiar with maritime law. They will be able to listen to the particulars of your case and give you guidance on what your next step should be.
If you have been injured at sea, contact us now! Our lawyers are here to help you get the compensation you deserve.
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