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  • $5,000,000 | Burn injury resulting in tragic death.

  • $1,150,000 | Low impact traffic accident Mississippi river with spinal stimulator.

  • $900,000 | RSD of Hand, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome from falling object.

  • $725,000 | Slip on vessel with injuries to back.

  • $375,000 | Wrongful death of foreign worker on ship in Mississippi River.

  • $350,000 | Finger amputation working with motor in plant.

  • $300,000 | Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and soft tissue damage due to minor auto crash.

  • $240,000 | Injuries to child’s finger caught in paper shredder.

  • $199,000 | For thumb injury to offshore worker diagnosed with CRPS – Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy.

  • $175,000 | River worker slip and fell injured knee.

Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act Dodson Hooks & Frederick APLC.

Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act

The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) provides protection for workers who are injured while on the navigable waters of the United States or in adjoining areas and also across the United Kingdom, the rest of Europe, Asia and across the globe. The LHWCA allows harbor workers to recover costs for medical care, as well as two-thirds of their average weekly wages during periods of disability that are due to on-the-job injuries.

Texas Harbor Workers Injury Lawyers

The experienced maritime attorneys at Dodson & Hooks, APLC, can help you determine your rights under the LHWCA and advise you whether it makes sense to file a claim under the law. We know that it can be difficult to understand your rights as an injured longshoreman, linesman, boatyard worker or other harbor worker. Our firm has the knowledge and experience to answer your questions and pursue the benefits you deserve.

Experienced Louisiana Maritime Lawyers

The LHWCA covers harbor workers, including:

  • Stevedores
  • Crane operators
  • Longshore checkers
  • Terminal workers
  • Shipbuilders
  • Marine construction workers
  • Vessel repair workers
  • Others employed in shipyard or waterfront occupations

The LHWCA does not allow an injured dock worker to sue his or her employer, but does allow the employee to sue a third party, such as a ship owner or the manufacturer of faulty equipment responsible for an injury. Our lawyers can help you determine whether you have the right to pursue a third party for damages or if a LHWCA claim is in your best interests.

Contact Dodson & Hooks, APLC, for an Initial Consultation

To find out about your rights under the LHWCA and third-party claims, contact the Baton Rouge office of Dodson & Hooks, APLC. For more information, call us locally at 225-756-0222 or toll free at 800-644-0633.

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