Maryland Longshore Accident Lawyers

Serving the Maryland, Virginia & Washington, D.C., Areas

Maritime workers don’t have to be assigned to ships to suffer serious injuries. In fact, many longshoremen and harbor workers—including shipbuilders, repairers and loaders—face dangerous situations on the job every day because of industrial equipment and potential diseases.

Some of the most dangerous maritime jobs aren’t even on the water. Longshoremen and harbor workers face hazardous conditions every day, often leading to serious illnesses or injuries—including burns, fractures, infections, loss of limbs and more. Let’s talk about what you should do following a long shore accident and how we can help. A long shore accident can be devastating to you and your family. However, the good news is, if you’re a longshore, dock or harbor worker who has been hurt on the job, you’re protected under federal law. According to the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, you may be entitled to benefits, including:

  • Wage Replacement
  • Medical Expenses
  • Job Protection

You may also be eligible for benefits if you’re a civilian working at a military base or for a government contractor overseas. These types of claims are filed in a federal court, which means that no matter what state you call home, we can help. Even though injured longshore workers are covered by federal law, filing a claim can be difficult. There are time restrictions, eligibility requirements and critical paperwork that must be filed correctly. Make any mistakes or miss any deadlines, and it could jeopardize your claim. With ChasenBoscolo on your side, you won’t have to worry about any of it. You concentrate on getting better. Let us concentrate on everything else. Contact our longshore accident attorneys today.

If you work at a harbor or dock and suffered an injury or illness that left you unable to work, ChasenBoscolo wants to help you. Our Maryland maritime injury lawyers know your injury can mean lost paychecks, expensive medical bills and an uncertain future. Let us help you get the money you’re owed—just dial (800) 322-3380 or fill out a free contact request form.

You May Be Eligible for Benefits

The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) protects workers like you who are injured while working on U.S. waterways, harbors or docks. Benefits provided by the LHWCA include:

  • Wage Replacement
    If your injury leaves you unable to work, you may be eligible to receive up to 66.7 percent of your average weekly wage for as long as your injury prevents you from returning to your job.
  • Medical Expenses
    The LHWCA entitles you to medical care and treatments that are paid for by your employer through their LHWCA insurance or self-provided insurance.
  • Job Protection
    Under the LHWCA, you can’t be fired or discriminated against by your employer if you file a claim for compensation.

The LHWCA also covers required safety notices at jobsites, recordkeeping, incident reporting, penalties, sanctions and more. At ChasenBoscolo, our Maryland longshore & harbor injury lawyers are familiar with the guidelines of the LHWCA and can investigate your employer to determine if any violations occurred.

Get ChasenBoscolo on Your Side

Filing a longshore or harbor workers’ compensation claim can be frustrating. You may not know which forms to fill out, how much information to provide or who you should talk to. With ChasenBoscolo on your side, you don’t have to worry about your claim—you just need to concentrate on getting better. Call today, and see how we can help you get the benefits you need. Get a Lawyer that Cares.