Norris Injury Lawyers has partnered with ChasenBoscolo Injury Lawyers to serve injured workers nationwide. With more than 30 years of legal experience, strong longshore and maritime industry knowledge, and a deep understanding of federal law, you can count on ChasenBoscolo to protect your rights and help ensure fair compensation.
Get Help With Your Longshore or Maritime Injury Claim
There’s no reason to delay getting legal help after a work injury. When you contact our trusted network of Longshore and maritime attorneys at ChasenBoscolo, your initial case review is free, and you won’t pay any attorney’s fees unless you win or settle your case. Complete the free form on this page to get started 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
If you’re injured in a work accident, state workers’ compensation laws may not cover the costs of your injuries. Federal laws are in place to help ensure that workers are financially protected, but filing a claim can be complex and confusing without experienced legal help. That’s why our law firm has partnered with the injury lawyers at ChasenBoscolo to help longshore and work injury victims get the benefits they’re owed.
Our trusted network of attorneys knows state and federal workers’ compensation laws, and they are ready to fight for you. Complete the free online form on this page to get started with a free case review today.
Types of Longshore and Maritime Injury Cases
A variety of work-related injuries may entitle you to benefits under federal law, such as:
- Claims under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA)
- Claims for the Jones Act
- Claims under the Defense Base Act (DBA)
- Claims under the Non-Appropriated Funds and Instrumentalities Act (NAFIA)
- Fatal maritime accidents
- International waters accidents
- Onshore accidents
Whether you were injured on an unseaworthy vessel or while loading cargo onshore, if you were injured on the job or due to someone else’s negligence as a seaman, longshoreman, harbor worker, maritime employee, or military contractor, you will benefit from experienced legal help. Complete the case review form on this page to contact our trusted partners at ChasenBoscolo today.
Federal Laws Protect Injury Victims
An experienced injury lawyer is familiar with the federally mandated laws established to protect people injured while working on waterways, overseas, or on military bases, including:
The Jones Act
The Jones Act protects workers injured on ships or vessels due to the negligence of a ship owner, captain or fellow employee. Under the law, injured workers can recover medical care and cost of living expenses.
The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA)
The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA), protects land-based maritime workers—such as vessel repairmen or cargo loaders—who suffer injuries or illnesses related to their work. The LHWCA provides compensation for medical care and cost of living expenses.
The Defense Base Act (DBA)
The Defense Base Act (DBA), an extension of the Longshore Act, protects workers who work as private contractors or subcontractors on U.S. military bases or on any lands used by the U.S. for military purposes outside of the U.S., or who work on public work contracts with any U.S. government agency outside of the U.S. when they suffer injuries or illnesses related to their work. The DBA provides compensation for medical care and disability benefits.
The Non-Appropriated Funds and Instrumentalities Act (NAFIA)
The Non-Appropriated Funds and Instrumentalities Act (NAFIA), an extension of the Longshore Act, protects civilian employees providing services to the U.S. Armed Forces including those who work for Army and Air Force Exchange Services, Army and Air Force Motion Picture Services, on-shore Navy Ship Stores, Navy Exchanges, Marine Corps Exchanges, Coast Guard Exchanges, and other instrumentalities of the United States under the jurisdiction of the Armed Forces conducted for the comfort, pleasure, contentment, and mental and physical improvement of personnel of the Armed Forces. The NAFIA provides compensation for medical care and disability benefits.
The Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA)
Maritime workers aren’t covered under regular workers’ compensation laws, but the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) allows injured workers to pursue legal action after on-the-job injuries.
In many cases, the statute of limitations—or the amount of time you have to file a claim seeking benefits after your accident—is one to three years from the date of your injury.
If you wait to contact an attorney until the statute of limitations has expired, you may lose your rights to benefits. The statute that applies to your case can vary depending on many factors, so it’s important to speak with an experienced lawyer as soon as possible. Fill out the free form on this page to help protect your rights today.