Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation
The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act was enacted in order to provide compensation to injured workers or their dependents for disability or death due to an injury occurring over or adjoining the navigable waters of the United States.
The Act provides that the employer must pay for the medical care required for its employee’s injury, for disability compensation payments and for rehabilitation training. In the event of death caused by injury, benefits include payment for reasonable funeral expenses and compensation payments to surviving eligible dependents. Although the Act does not provide for compensation for non-economic losses, such as pain and suffering, compensation is payable regardless of whether the employer was “negligent” or “at fault” in causing a workers’ injuries.
For more information, see our firm’s brochure:
The Rights of Injured Workers: Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act
South Jersey Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Lawyers at Freedman & Lorry, P.C. Provide Specialized Protection for Injured Workers
Workers injured over navigable waters require knowledgeable legal representation from attorneys who understand the intricacies of Longshore Harbor and Workers’ Compensation. At Freedman & Lorry, P.C. our Philadelphia Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation lawyers will work to recover the compensation injured workers deserve. Call us at 215-925-8400 or 888-999-1962 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. We proudly serve injured workers in Philadelphia, Eastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey, and North Carolina.