Getting Help from a DBA Attorney

Written by News Channel 2 on September 11th, 2013. Posted in Defense base act lawyer, Longshore harbor workers compensation, Maritime attorney

Maritime injury lawyer

Working for the U.S. at sea is a dangerous job, and one that is performed by thousands of people. Workers at harbors and on ships overseas are not covered by the same worker’s compensation laws as those working on American soil. Instead, they are covered by the Longshore and harbor workers compensation act which provides over $747 million in monetary, medical, and vocational rehabilitation benefits.

The Longshore act encompasses a number of regulations, also including the Jones Act which deals with cabotage and requires that U.S. flagships do all transportation of goods on the water between U.S. ports and that they be c