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Longshore & Harbor Workers

Brownstein Rask LLP Portland Oregon Attorneys

Longshore & Harbor Workers

The Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (LHWCA) is a federal law that provides compensation, medical care, and vocational retraining to workers disabled on the job in traditional maritime occupations such as longshore workers, shipyard workers, and harbor construction workers.

Congress intended the Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act to be a simple, efficient, no-fault system of compensation for maritime workers.  Unfortunately, the LHWCA is neither simple nor efficient, and employers and carriers too often deny legitimate claims or pay workers less than they deserve.  Our experienced longshore attorneys handle every aspect of the claim to ensure the claimant receives, through litigation or settlement, the compensation our clients deserve.