Longshore Injury Compensation


Longshoremen are workers who load and unload ships at ports and harbors. They are covered by the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (LHWCA), a federal law that provides workers' compensation benefits to longshoremen and other maritime workers who are injured on the job.

If a longshoreman is injured on the job, they may be able to file a claim for workers' compensation benefits under the LHWCA. These benefits can include medical treatment, disability payments, and rehabilitation services. In some cases, longshoremen may also be able to seek compensation for their injuries through a personal injury lawsuit.

It is important for longshoremen to understand their rights under the LHWCA and to seek legal assistance if they are injured on the job. An experienced attorney can help longshoremen navigate the workers' compensation process and ensure that they receive the benefits they are entitled to under the law.

Here are a couple examples of a Longshoreman Case:

  1. A longshoreman, injured while unloading a ship when he was struck by a crate. He filled a workers' compensation claim to get benefits under the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (LHWCA), but the employer denied the claim (which is common), arguing that the injury was not covered under the Act. Now you can hire a lawyer to fight your company and get compensation.
  2. A longshoreman developed a repetitive strain injury on the job, this could be from lifting heavy containers over time. Now the employer approved the claim for Workers Compensation and provided medical treatment and disability payments. However, the longshoreman later was able to file a lawsuit because the company didn't provide training or equipment to prevent the injury.
  3. A longshoreman was killed while working on a crate ship from malfunctioning equipment. The employer denied the worker compensation claim the longshoreman's family wanted. The family appealed the decision so the case went to court, finding that the longshoreman's death was covered under Worker Compensation ordering the employer to pay benefits.


Templer and Hirsch can help you file forms needed to make a Longshore claim. The injured employee should report the injury immediately to the employer and request a physician of the injured employees choice. It is very important that the injured employee does not agree to the Employer’s doctor as their choice of physician. If the Injured employee is not able to return to work they are entitled workers compensation for the lost wages and/or scheduled injuries.

There are different ports in the USA. Right now Templer & Hirsch have helped Longshoremen in Miami, Fort Lauderdale and throughout the United States. For information on Longshoremen in Fort Lauderdale.

Contact us if you think you may need a Longshoremen Lawyer.

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