Professional And Experienced Representation For Longshore Workers
Longshore employees and harbor workers put their health in jeopardy every day. Unfortunately, accidents have become a pervasive part of the industry culture as workers perform physical labor in what are oftentimes hazardous environments. Given these unique working conditions, it is crucial to have professional and experienced representation providing assistance throughout the recovery process.
Attorney Jeffrey Winter has served his local community in San Diego and longshore workers across the nation for over three decades. His vast knowledge of this unique practice area allows him to build a personalized strategy for each individual client. When your health and future hang in the balance, you can feel comfortable and relaxed knowing that Jeffrey Winter is overseeing your case.
Securing A Healthy Future For Longshore Workers Nationwide
The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) was passed by congress in 1927 to provide protection for employees who suffer an injury or contract an occupational disease while working on navigable waters of the United States.
It allows workers to recoup a portion of their lost wages and receive proper medical assistance during their time of need. You are entitled to benefits and compensation if you or a loved one was involved in an accident while working on a pier, dock, terminal, wharf or the areas used for loading and unloading vessels.
Providing Assistance To Various Types Of Employees
Working under intense physical conditions is a daily occurrence for longshore employees and harbor workers. There are a variety of different duties that could result in an accident. This list of job roles includes, but is not limited to:
- Oil rig employees
- Operators of heavy machinery
- Ship repair specialists
Let Us Navigate The Murky Waters
The complex nature of the laws governing injuries to longshore employees can feel overwhelming. Having an experienced attorney in your corner to help navigate your unique situation can take some of the weight off your shoulders. Contact Jeffrey Winter Law at 619-235-9737 to request a free consultation. Appointments are available at his San Diego office or another convenient location. We also offer assistance in Spanish when applicable.