Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act/Defense Base Act(LHWCA)

Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act/Defense Base Act Lawyers

longshore_workers-01Whether you work at the Port of Miami, Port Everglades in Ft. Lauderdale, or work for a defense contractor, the attorneys at the Law Offices of Jason G. Barnett will protect the rights of injured employees and help make sure you get the benefits you deserve!

If you have been injured on the job during the loading, unloading, construction process or other tasks peripheral to Longshoring operations, or in the repairing, alteration, construction, alteration or maintenance of harbor facilities or ships used as an aid in navigation or maritime commerce, you may may be entitled to present and future medical expenses, job retraining or physical therapy, and lost wages (both present and future).

The Defense Base Act covers employees of American contractors who receive contracts with the United States government to perform certain public works overseas or in foreign lands.  The Defense Base Act is an extension of the Longshore Act.

Longshore and Defense Base Act cases are very complex and different from state workers’ compensation programs. If you or a loved one has been injured while at work, you have the legal right to compensation for your injuries. Call the Law Offices of Jason G. Barnett now at (954) 618-1776 for a free, no-hassle consultation and get answers to all of your important questions. You have everything to gain and NOTHING TO LOSE because the call is FREE and there is NEVER a fee until you win or settle your case.

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