People who are injured while working on piers, docks, wharfs, warehouses, shipyards, bridges, harbors and overseas U.S. defense bases could be covered under Florida workers' compensation, the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (LHWCA) or the Defense Base Act (DBA). It may be difficult to know which program applies in your case. If you have questions about this, we can answer them.
The Miami workers' compensation attorneys at Touby, Chait & Sicking, PL, are experienced with these claims. We can help you through the application process and handle accepted or denied claims, if necessary. Please speak with us to learn more today.
The LHWCA provides coverage for lost wages and medical benefits. You only have one year from the injury date (or in some cases from employer-provided benefits) to file injury claims. Our lawyers can help you with the application process, which can be confusing. We also can assist you with appealing a denied claim.
A few of the most frequent injuries suffered by longshore and harbor workers include repetitive stress injuries, hand injuries, neck injuries, back injuries, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones, amputations, arm injuries and shoulder injuries. We can help you file claims for any of these work-related injuries. We also represent family members who lost loved ones in a longshore or harbor accident.
The DBA is part of the LHWCA. It covers nonmilitary employees of private U.S. government contractors injured while overseas or on U.S. defense bases. You can receive medical benefits and wage replacement benefits. We can represent you in a DBA case no matter where you were working when injured.
Call our Miami workers' compensation lawyers today at (305) 363-6400 to find out if your injuries qualify for either the LHWCA or DBA benefits. Don't delay and risk losing your compensation!