The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) covers workers injured on or about the coastline engaged in maritime employment. While the Act was designed to be self-executing, disputes over jurisdiction, medical and compensation issues often arise. Our attorneys have a seasoned track record of successfully resolving and litigating Longshore claims for employers and carriers from the administrative level through the United States Supreme Court. Due to our cross-practice in Admiralty and Maritime law, our firm is also well equipped to handle complex jurisdictional claims, where an injured harbor worker or repairer may claim alternate remedies in both the Longshore and general maritime realm. Such claims present challenging issues for both employers and their insurance carriers, which is why our firm also conducts onsite training for employer and insurance professionals to detect such risks before they result in large and potentially uninsured exposure.
We also handle claims arising out of the various extensions of the Longshore Act, including the Defense Base Act (DBA), Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA), the War Hazards Compensation Act (WHCA), and the Non-Appropriated Funds Instrumentalities Act (NAFI).
LONGSHORE & HARBOR WORKERS' COMPENSATION ACT ("LHWCA")