Your Rights Under The Longshore And Harbor Workers' Compensation Act

The Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (LHWCA) provides medical benefits and compensation for longshore workers and other people who are injured in ship terminals, shipyards and other marine structures. Some injury cases overlap LHWCA and the Jones Act, and there can be complex factual and legal issues, particularly if you were injured by defective equipment.

The Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act covers a broad range of workers:

  • Longshoremen handling container and bulk cargo in ship terminals
  • Ship builders and craftsmen who are injured in shipyards and maintenance facilities
  • Construction workers who are injured while building bridges, piers, bulkheads and other marine structures
  • Civilian workers who are injured in war zones, including Iraq and Afghanistan

Tabak, Mellusi & Shisha is a law firm dedicated to helping longshoremen and other workers covered by LHWCA get medical care and maximum compensation. We provide diligent, results-oriented representation for every client.

Before you make a statement to the insurance company or sign a settlement offer, learn more about your rights. Contact Tabak, Mellusi & Shisha for a free consultation with a lawyer.

The Experience To Get Results

Tabak, Mellusi & Shisha has years of experience representing people in maritime injury claims. When we handle your case, our attorneys will work tirelessly to help you obtain all of the medical care you need to recover to the fullest extent possible, as well as disability benefits and compensation for other losses.

If your injury was the result of defective equipment, a safety violation or the negligence of a third party, you may be entitled to compensation in addition to that you receive in your LHWCA claim. Our law firm will seek to maximize the compensation you receive from all sources.

Were You Injured In Iraq Or Afghanistan?

The Defense Base Act specifies that civilian workers who are injured in war zones can claim compensation under LHWCA. With our experience in LHWCA claims, our law firm has the knowledge and skills needed to successfully represent you. Tabak, Mellusi & Shisha represents clients throughout the U.S. and around the world.

Free Consultation

Call us at 212-962-1590 or contact us by email for a free consultation with an attorney who understands your rights under the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act. We represent clients throughout the U.S. and around the world from our offices in New York City.