Our maritime injury law attorney, Tim Nies, represents Longshoremen injured at ports throughout the United States, from Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale to Port of Savannah to Port of Miami, and all other ports in the United States. Tim is skilled in litigation of Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) claims before the United States Department of Labor (DOL) as well as Defense Base Act claims under the Longshore Act.
Tim is known for tenaciously fighting for our maritime law firm’s clients and outworking the defense lawyers hired by the Longshore insurance carriers.
The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act: Longshore Injury Claims
The Longshore Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) is a federally administered program providing wage compensation and medical benefits to workers who sustained
injuries, or contracted an occupational disease, while employed on a navigable waterway or the adjoining areas, such as adjoining piers, dry docks, and terminals, that is primarily involved in the loading, unloading, repairing, or building of a vessel. In the event of death, the Act provides for compensation benefits to be paid to the employee’s dependents.
Covered workers under the LHWCA, include any person engaged in maritime employment, including any longshoreman or other persons engaged in longshoring operations, and any harbor workers including ship repairmen, shipbuilders, and shipbreakers.
Working at a port or shipyard is dangerous work. If you are or know, a longshoreman or harbor worker who has been injured in any of the following ways while working in ports or shipyards, please call us for free legal advice.
Injuries Common to Longshoremen
- Back Injuries, such as herniated disks or fractured vertebrae
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Neck Injuries
- Shoulder Injuries
- Catastrophic Injuries
- Crush Injuries
- Chemical Injuries
- Hearing Loss
- Vision Loss
- Brain Injuries
- Hearing and Vision Loss
- Injuries from Repetitive Use
- Aggravation of Previous Injuries
- Wrongful or Accidental Death
Longshore Workers’ Compensation Benefits
Worker’s compensation benefits provided by the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act include medical benefits, compensation, and death benefits for survivors of Longshoremen who have died from work-related injuries. Insurance companies’ playbook is to delay, deny and defend when it comes to providing benefits. Tim does not delay in bringing these cases before the Department of Labor and then to the Office of Administrative Law Judges if the insurance companies do not do what they are supposed to do.
Our Longshore Law Team Outworks Longshore Insurance Company Lawyers
Our Florida maritime attorney, Tim Nies, and his maritime paralegals take their job of representing injured Longshoremen very seriously. Longshore attorney, Tim Nies, is an Army Ranger Veteran and a former lead insurance defense attorney, where he represented Fortune 500 companies and cruise lines. Tim has been an attorney for over 21 years and a maritime injury attorney for over 16 years. From our law offices in Florida, we represent injured Longshoremen nationwide.
From our law offices in Deerfield Beach, Boca Raton, Delray Beach, West Palm Beach, and Stuart, we represent injured Longshoremen nationwide, from Florida, Georgia, Alabama, and South Carolina to North Carolina, Louisiana, Virginia, Maryland, New York, and California. Call Tim Nies for free day or night.