Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (LHWCA)

Virginia's eastern region contains several navigable bodies of water where worker injuries covered by the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (LHWCA or the Longshore Act) sometimes occur.

Workplace injury lawyers at the McLean law offices of Gammon & Grange, P.C., assist injured workers who are eligible to recover compensation after suffering harm in LHWCA-related workplace accidents. Some of our clients qualify for LHWCA benefits because they have developed occupational diseases. Our clients were injured as shipbuilders, dock workers, longshoremen and mechanics along Virginia's navigable waterways such as the:

  • James River
  • York River
  • Rappahannock River

Our injured clients have been injured while working on piers and docks, as well as in shipbuilding yards and other maritime-related facilities. These workers, while serving the maritime industry, do not qualify for benefits under the Jones Act (for maritime workers at sea) or under workers' compensation (not applicable for workers on navigable waters). We also represent eligible Longshore Act clients who were injured in foreign countries, thanks to provisions of the Defense Base Act.

Time is of the essence if you qualify for medical benefits and weekly wage replacement benefits under the Longshore Act. You must report the injury within 30 days. To ensure that all requirements are met in a timely manner, contact an experienced Longshore Act lawyer as soon as possible.

Contact A Northern Virginia Longshore And Harbor Workers' Compensation Act Attorney

Initial consultations are free. If we represent you in an injury case covered by the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act, we will do so on a contingency basis. Our attorneys' fees will be paid as a percentage of back benefits. It costs no more to work with us than with a less-experienced lawyer.

For a free, confidential consultation and information on how our attorneys can expedite your claim for compensation after a longshore or harbor injury, call 703-873-7349 or email us through this website. Our experience can be a great asset to you as you cope with the aftermath of a maritime-related accident while working in the shipbuilding or dock loading industry.