If you have been injured in a Shipyard, Loading/Unloading Ships, Working on Ships or Boats, You may have a claim under the Longshore Act. This is a very unique Act and many attorneys are unfamiliar with it. I have been litigating Longshore personal injury law cases for over 25 years. If you have suffered a Shipyard Injury, call me, a lawyer in Mobile, AL., for a free consultation to determine whether or not you have a claim that should be filed under the Longshore Act. Some of these fall under Extensions of the Longshore Act such as the Defense Base Act, Nonappropriated Fund Instrumentalities Act or the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, among others.
I have pursued claims against Shipyards and Companies throughout the Southeastern United States, from Texas to Florida. Some of Defendants and Carriers Include:
Huntington Ingalls Incorporated
Austal USA, LLC
VT Halter Marine
American Longshore Mutual Assn.
Federal Marine Terminal
Enhanced Environmental Emergency Services, Inc.
AIG Casualty Company
I am a lawyer who has handled numerous shipyard personal injury law cases - covering everything from head to toe of injured workers and have extensive experience in all kinds of injuries.
I have also dealt with complicated Third-party liens under the Longshore Act. This is where another party (Person or Company) is responsible for your injury and your workers comp pays for your medical treatment and time off work. This area is quite complex and can be difficult. If you or your attorney need help in this area, call me - I have been contacted to resolve these liens in numerous cases.
It won't cost a thing to call!
Q: "How long do I have to file a claim?"
A: Under the Longshore Act, you only have One (1) Year after your accident, or One (1) Year after you last receive compensation (not medical benefits) to file a claim. Someone from the employer/carrier may tell you that you don't have a claim - don't believe them and don't believe they'll take care of you. You should speak with me, a lawyer in Mobile AL, with experience in shipyard personal injury law, before that year is up.
Q: "Will I have to pay a fee?"
A: NO. Under the Longshore Act, if I am successful on your claim, usually the Employer/Carrier pay a fee.
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