Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation
With the second longest coastline of the United States at 1,350 miles long, Florida is a popular state for long shore and harbor workers’ compensation claims. Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) is governed by federal law and provides for the payment of compensation, medical care, and vocational rehabilitation services to employees disabled from on the job injuries that occur on the navigable waters of the United States, or in adjoining areas. Unlike the Jones Act, the LHWCA does not cover a “master or member of a crew of any vessel.” Instead it applies to employees such as ship loaders, repairmen, longshoremen/women, stevedores, checkers, port workers and ship builders. At Martinez Roman, our federally barred attorneys will defend your business in longshore and harbor actions brought against you.