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  • American Association for Justice
  • Rhode Island Association for Justice
  • Rhode Island Bar Association

Helping Longshore & Harbor Workers in Rhode Island

Maritime Lawyers in Providence & Middletown Seeking Compensation & Benefits

The Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (LHWCA) is a federal workers' compensation act that pays workers' compensation for maritime employees who are not seamen. The LHWCA covers employees who work near the water but not on vessels in navigable waters. These injured workers are not seamen and are covered by the LHWCA, not the Jones Act or unseaworthiness under maritime law.

Employees who are covered by the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act include:

  • Dock and pier workers
  • Workers in shipping terminals
  • Workers in shipyards
  • Workers who unload fishing boats or work in fish processing

The benefits paid to longshoremen and harbor workers include weekly workers' compensation to replace the lost weekly paycheck while injured, medical benefits, scarring and loss of use, and in some cases, a settlement.

Contact Our Accident Injury Attorneys in Rhode Island

If you or someone you love has sustained a serious injury in a maritime accident, we invite you to email us or call our offices in Providence or Middletown to schedule a free consultation. We can give you the information you need to make the right decisions for your family and your future.

We can be reached at (888) 281-3100.

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    Nothing but positive results from consultation, to filing the legal suit, handling of a major operation, to recovery and finalizing a generous settlement.

    - Larry Goldfarb

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    They not only got me a fair settlement, they helped to get me well.

    - Nancy

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    It was comforting to know I had someone watching out for me.

    - Jeanie Small

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    I did not know where to turn when I realized I needed legal help but I am very happy that I found Karns & Kerrison.

    - Martin

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If you or your loved one suffered severe, life-altering injuries due to someone else’s negligence, we are here to help you fight for justice. For answers to your questions or to schedule a free consultation, contact our personal injury team at (888) 281-3100. We offer our legal services on a contingency fee basis, meaning you only pay attorneys’ fees after we have recovered compensation on your behalf.

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