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Maritime Injuries And Longshore And Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act

Compensation For Injured Maritime And Ship Workers

With offices in Bossier City-Shreveport and Monroe, the law offices of Jacqueline A. Scott & Associates help injured maritime workers throughout Louisiana recover compensation for their injuries under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act.

From 2003 to 2015, Ms. Scott has been nominated as a favorite in SB Magazine’s Lawyers Poll. This recognition is made by local attorneys who know Ms. Scott and have seen her in action.

Louisiana Longshore And Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act Attorney

Similar to standard workers’ compensation laws and the Jones Act, the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act provides compensation benefits to certain maritime workers who are injured on the job.

Workers covered by this act include maritime workers who do not sail. Examples of covered workers include:

  • Shipbuilders
  • Ship repairmen
  • Dock workers
  • Harbor workers
  • Longshoremen
  • Stevedores
  • Ship breakers

Under the act, workers who are injured while performing work functions can recover compensation for the financial loss and physical pain caused by their injuries. Benefits include compensation for:

  • A portion of the worker’s lost weekly wages while undergoing medical treatment
  • An award for injuries to body parts
  • Loss of future earning capacity
  • Medical bills
  • Permanent total and partial disability awards
  • Temporary total and partial disability awards
  • Rehabilitation costs

Jacqueline Scott — The Woman For The Job

In Louisiana, the oil and gas industry offers many employment opportunities. However, each year, many oil workers are injured “on the rig” or while completing their offshore job duties. These injuries often force workers off the job and can make it difficult for them to pay their bills and support their families.

Navigating the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) can be difficult. There are many strict procedures and timelines that must be followed. It is in your best interests to consult with an experienced lawyer who understands the processes and can help you get your benefits as quickly as possible.

There is help. For more than 27 years, attorney Jacqueline Scott has been helping injured maritime workers obtain compensation under the LHWCA. Clients throughout the state rely on Ms. Scott to get them the benefits they need when they need them.

For help after a work injury, call Jacqueline A. Scott & Associates at 318-230-7016 or email the firm. Consultations are free.

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