Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act

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Portland Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act Attorneys

For over three decades, experienced attorneys at Robinson, Kriger & McCallum have been providing skilled advocacy to its employer clients in the realm of longshore and harbor injury claims.

Longshore claims arise out of injuries alleged to have occurred within the course of work performed on the navigable waters of the United States, typically relating to a boat building such as at Bath Iron Works.

Experienced Representation for Complex and Challenging Cases

Longshore and harbor workers claims are cases of federal jurisdiction. This means that the claims are not heard in state court. Instead, longshore claims are decided by administrative law judges and the cases are processed through the United States Department of Labor, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs.

Although similar in many respects to workers’ compensation claims administered by the Workers’ Compensation Board under the jurisdiction of the State of Maine, longshore claims are adjudicated under a separate statutory and regulatory framework. The claims oftentimes involve injury claims infrequently seen under the State Act such as with conditions related to exposure to asbestos.

Robinson, Kriger & McCallum is proud to serve its clients in this complex and challenging area of the law.

For a consultation with the lawyers at Robinson, Kriger & McCallum, contact our Maine Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act law firm or call our office at 207-772-6565. We serve clients throughout the state.