Longshore Harbor Workers' Compensation Act
Unlike most employees working in the State of Florida, most employees who are injured working in the harbors and marinas of Florida are covered under a Federal Law called the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act. The rules for these cases are completely different than those under the state law and requires an attorney knowledgeable in Federal Law. Attorney Cameron W. Brumbelow has the experience and the expertise to guide you through your claim and ensure your benefits are protected.
The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act provides for the payment of compensation, medical care, and vocational rehabilitation services to employees disabled from on the job injuries that occur on the navigable waters of the United States, or in adjoining areas customarily used in the loading, unloading, repairing, or building of a vessel. It also provides survivor benefits to dependents if the work injury causes, or contributes to, the employee’s death. These benefits are typically paid by the insurance company on the employer’s behalf. An injury under the Federal Statute can include occupational diseases, hearing loss and illnesses arising out of employment.
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As legal advocates for our clients, we assist with filing claims and can escalate the case when a dispute arises by requesting an informal conference. When an informal conference fails to resolve an issue or issues, we request a formal hearing before the Office of Administrative Law Judges.