The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act provides for the payment of compensation benefits for disability or death of an employee falling within the statute, if the disability or death results from an injury occurring upon the navigable waters of the United States.
An adjoining pier, wharf, dry dock, terminal, building way, marine railway or other adjoining area customarily used by an employer in loading, unloading, repairing or building a vessel are considered “navigable waters” under the statute. These types of cases can be very tricky and precise, so it is imperative that you call a lawyer immediately if you or a loved one have been injured or even killed on or near navigable waters.
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Gregg S. Harrison, Attorney at Law, PLLC
Greater Houston/Northwest Houston Longshoremen and 3rd Party Injury Lawyer
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