This act was created to protect anyone directly involved with loading, unloading, repairing or building ships – the lifeblood of Florida’s maritime industry. It is designed to provide for payment of compensation if a longshoreman is hurt, disabled or killed on the job.
At Bernheim and Dolinsky, LLC, our Florida Longshoreman Attorneys represent longshoremen working at the Ports of Miami, Jacksonville, Fort Lauderdale — Port Everglades, Canaveral, and all ports along the Florida coastline. We offer a free legal consultation on how the Act may apply to your case.
Types of Longshoreman Injuries
Working as a Florida longshoreman can lead to many specific injuries. Many Florida longshoremen suffer from pain and injury in their backs, necks, hands, knees, shoulders, etc. as a result of doing their daily tasks.
Repetitive motion injuries are caused by performing the same movements or activities. These types of injuries are very common for Florida longshoremen and can result in tendonitis and other chronic physical problems.
Also, Florida longshoremen often work on dangerous equipment that is more likely to cause injury.
Compensation for Florida Longshoreman Injuries
If you have been injured or are suffering from pain related to working as a Florida longshoreman, you may be entitled to:
- Supplemental income
- Medical benefits
- Work rehabilitation services
- Workers compensation benefits
Contact a Florida Longshoreman Injury Lawyer
If you have questions about the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act or would like to speak to a Florida longshoreman injury attorney about your case, talk to Bernheim and Dolinsky, LLC. We offer a free legal consultation by phone or email.
For more information please contact Bernheim & Dolinsky, L.L.C. at 1-800-474-4089 or contact us online.
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