Legal Counsel For Injured Longshoremen

If you are a longshoreman or a harbor worker in one of Florida's ports, you know how physically demanding and dangerous your occupation is. Fortunately, the United States Congress also recognizes the hazards you face and enacted the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (LHWCA) to provide injured workers with financial benefits (including nonappropriated fund claims for employees working on military bases).

Uncertain Whether You Qualify? Contact Us

If you are a private worker, contractor or federal employee who is injured as a result of employment, you may be eligible for financial benefits through workers' compensation or, more specifically, through LHWCA.

The act provides compensation for work-related injuries and diseases occurring on the United States' navigable waters or in adjoining areas. Further, if the injury caused the employee's death, benefits are provided to specific survivors and dependents.

Pursuing Compensation For Your Loss

At Nix & Kirkland, P.A., our legal team assists injured workers in obtaining workers' compensation benefits after an accident. These benefits are meant to cover medical expenses, rehabilitation and lost wages.

With more than 40 years of combined experience, the legal team at Nix & Kirkland, P.A., diligently works on behalf on injured workers and their families. We are familiar with the LHWCA and with the hazards and range of injuries and fatalities incurred by people working on the docks and on military bases either locally or abroad, including:

  • Back and neck injuries
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Repetitive use injuries
  • Loss of hearing or eyesight
  • Severe burns
  • Amputations
  • Disability
  • Wrongful death

Please contact us if you believe you may have such a claim. Email us to schedule a consultation.