Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act
The Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act or LHWCA is a unique body of law that controls the benefits owed to workers injured on fixed offshore platforms and the docks and harbors of Louisiana. Louisiana has thousands of workers who fall within the scope of the benefits provided in the LHWCA. Workers like welders, fitters, floorhands, drillers, tool pushers and the like may be entitled to the protection of the Act. These benefits include medical expenses, weekly pay benefits, job retraining and death benefits. It is important to talk with an attorney who knows your rights and can fight to ensure that you are treated fairly. At the Welborn & Hargett, we know the law and how to put it to work in your favor.