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    Houma Longshore and Harbor Workers Accident Lawyer

    Longshore and harbor workers who are injured on the job may be eligible for benefits under the Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA). The LHWCA provides medical coverage as well as compensation for part of a worker’s lost wages. Injured workers may also be able to collect damages if a negligent third party or “vessel negligence” was responsible for their injuries.

    Our Houma longshore and harbor workers’ accident lawyers represent injured longshore, harbor, and oil field workers, as well as families who have lost loved ones to wrongful death on the job. We are skilled trial lawyers who know how to fight large corporations and insurance companies on your behalf.

    You may be able to file a separate personal injury suit against a negligent third party for compensation. Talk to an experienced injury lawyer to make sure you collect for all of your damages.

    The Hazards of Longshore and Harbor Work

    People who work with vessels, cargo and oilfield-related activities are exposed to numerous dangers every day. They may suffer repetitive stress or catastrophic injuries from incidents such as:

    • Longshore and harbor accidents
    • Forklift accidents
    • Accidents while loading and unloading cargo
    • Shipyard accidents
    • Oilfield accidents
    • Crane accidents
    • Helicopter crashes
    • Vessel accidents
    • Gas explosions
    • Fires
    • Falls
    • Transfers from one vessel to another or vessel to platform

    Injuries common to these types of accidents may include back, neck and spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, fractures and amputations, burns and crush injuries. In addition, workers who are exposed to chemicals and toxins on the job may contract an occupational disease such as respiratory illness or cancer making it imperative that a Houma longshore and harbor workers accident attorney is consulted.

    When a third party is responsible for your injury, you often have a claim for your full damages in addition to your LHWCA claim. Negligent third parties may include subcontractors and other employers on site, the manufacturer of defective equipment, the driver of a third-party vehicle or a corporation that exposed workers to toxins.

    Contacting a Houma Longshore and Harbor Workers Accident Lawyer

    Those who have been injured on the job in Louisiana should discuss whether they have the basis for an injury claim under the Longshore and Harbor workers’ compensation act. An experienced Houma longshore and harbor workers’ compensation attorney can assist in building a strong claim and ensuring that you know what to expect throughout the claims process. Call today to learn more.

    Kopfler & Hermann, Attorneys at Law Kopfler & Hermann, Attorneys at Law
    7910 W Main St
    Houma, , LA 70360
    N/a (985) 262-3936

    Client Review

    Review Title: I treasure my association with Joe
    Review Description: I have known Joe Kopfler for at least 20 years. We have been in the Kiwanis Club of Houma, La together for many years and we have served together on the local Salvation Army advisory board. Joe has been very generous with his time and talent in making our community better. He is quick to volunteer when help is needed. Joe is very reliable. He is very well spoken and communicates very well. I treasure my association with Joe.
    5 / 5 stars