Category: Defense base act lawyer

  • Do You Know if You are Covered by the Defense Base Act and When to Hire a DBA Attorney?

    The Longshore and harbor workers compensation Act (LHWCA) is the statutory workers’ compensation scheme that covers most maritime workers and dock workers. LHWCA benefits are paid directly by an authorized self insured employer and sometimes through an authorized insurance carrier. The LHWCA is similar to the Merchant Seaman Protection and Relief Act of 1920, and […]

  • Longshore Harbor Workers Compensation

    Longshoreman, seaman, and other marine workers have long worked some of the most dangerous jobs in the United States. Anybody who has read Herman Melville’s Moby Dick knows that sailors can be killed or injured in a number of ways, each more gruesome than the last. It is easy to drown or to be crushed […]