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Port of Houston & Gulf Coast harbor workers' claims

If you are a dock worker or longshoreman who has been disabled or injured in the Port of Houston or Gulf Coast, call or email The Dwyer Law Firm and talk to a Houston lawyer specializing in harbor workers' injury claims.

Know your rights as an harbor worker!

Did you know that the federal LHCWA (Longshoreman and Harbor Workers Compensation Act) allows harbor workers including crane operators, longshore checkers, stevedores, shipbuilders, terminal workers, marine construction workers, vessel repair workers, and dock workers, among others, to recoup costs of medical care and two-thirds of their average weekly wages during periods of disability due to injury on the job? The LHCWA also applies in certain instances to gas or oil rig employees working from fixed offshore platforms.

These benefits are payable without regard to an employer's negligence and, as a result, will be considerably less than the damages recovered in a case where employer negligence is proven. The LHWCA prohibits an injured harbor worker from suing his or her employer but allows said worker to file a claim against a third party, such as an equipment manufacturer or ship owner, for all damages provided for by general maritime law or state law.

Houston lawyers with experience in maritime law!

The dedicated maritime personal injury lawyers of The Dwyer Law Firm can help you determine if you have legal grounds to file suit against a negligent third party for substantial damages which are due to you. Our experienced maritime law attorneys will also advise you as to whether a maritime law based suit represents a more complete recovery of damages for you than a state law based negligence suit.

Contact a maritime injury lawyer

Find out more about your rights as an injured Port of Houston longshoreman or Gulf Coast harbor worker by contacting The Dwyer Law Firm today and speak directly with an attorney who understands what you need to properly file a maritime law negligence suit and receive the compensation that you deserve.