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Federal Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation


Legal Help For Injured Dock Workers, Shipbuilders And Offshore Workers

Were you injured or did you lose a loved one in a longshore, harbor, maritime or offshore accident in or near Louisiana? At a time like this, you need guidance about all aspects of recovery, both medical and financial. How will you make do without the income you and your family depended on? How will you get medical treatment or manage end-of-life expenses before a legal case is settled? What types of compensation can you collect? What legal processes will allow you to pursue the maximum compensation you are eligible for?

Consult with me, an experienced and passionate lawyer representing people who have been injured in accidents of these types. Discuss your questions and key issues having to do with your accident, injuries and pathway to recovery. Regardless of your circumstances, my 20 years of experience has taught me one thing: It is of utmost importance to choose the right doctor(s) to evaluate your injuries and treat you for as long as necessary. I will gladly share with you the best strategies for finding appropriate medical care.

Does Your Accident Fall Under The LHWCA Or Jones Act?

I will evaluate your case to determine whether your injuries are covered by one of these federal laws specific to longshore, harbor and maritime occupations, namely:

  • The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA), which, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, “provides for … compensation, medical care and vocational rehabilitation services [for] employees disabled [on the job] on the navigable waters of the United States, or in adjoining areas … used in the loading, unloading, repairing or building of a vessel.” (Source: U.S. Department of Labor).
  • The Jones Act, which provides for benefits to vessel crew members known as seamen who were “doing the ship’s work by contributing to the function of the vessel or the accomplishment of its mission.”

Whether your accident falls under the parameters covered by these laws or standard workers’ compensation, I will personally guide you step by step through the process of getting well with the help of compensation for your injuries, time off work and other losses.

Get Your Case Evaluation Underway At No Charge

Initial consultations are free at Rusty Savoie Attorney at Law, LLC. I have much to contribute to discussions on these cases with people who have suffered injuries or lost family members in fatal accidents. There is no obligation after meeting with me. Get the knowledge you need now to move forward toward recovery. You have nothing to lose and much to gain by exploring your options with a lawyer’s help. Call 985-302-0106 or complete our online intake form to schedule a meeting in our law offices or at your location.