Dock work is tough, dangerous labor. For this reason, longshoremen, ship-breakers and and certain other marine industry employees are entitled to special coverage if they suffer a workplace injury. At John M. (Jack) Purcell, Attorney at Law, I help Pennsylvania laborers obtain benefits under the federal Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA). At my Uniontown office, I draw on my substantial experience to provide comprehensive legal support to harbor employees so that they can meet their basic financial needs during their recovery.
Dockworkers usually receive more benefits under the LHWCA than under Pennsylvania workers’ compensation rules. If you have been hurt on the job, I can advise you on relevant legal issues, including:
I understand how difficult it can be to address your financial needs while healing from a work-related injury. That is why I make every effort to reach a prompt, successful resolution of your case.
Though it is a federal statute, the LHWCA contains benefits that are similar to those offered by state workers compensation programs. Depending on the nature and duration of your medical condition, my firm helps clients seek partial and total disability benefits on a temporary or permanent basis. A death benefit is also available to surviving family members of a stevedore, longshoreman or other eligible shipping worker who dies as a result of a work-related incident.
If you have been hurt in your harbor job and believe you are entitled to benefits under the LHWCA, I will provide comprehensive support until you obtain the relief you are entitled to. Don’t trust something this important to someone unfamiliar with this area of practice. John M. (Jack) Purcell, Attorney at Law can help you collect the benefits you deserve after a maritime workplace injury. Call 724-437-2711 or contact me online to schedule a consultation at my Uniontown office.