Longshore and Harbor Workers

The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (DLHWC) was established to offer workers’ compensation and medical care to Longshore workers with injuries or occupational diseases sustained on the navigable waters of the United States. Alan J. Shapiro has been representing longshoremen since 1962.

Dear Injured Longshoremen,

I have been representing Longshoremen since 1962. I started by representing the shipbuilders at George Steinbrenner’s’ American Shipbuilding in Lorain Ohio

Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (DLHWC) applies to injuries that occur in adjoining areas used in the loading, unloading, repairing and building of vessels. The Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP), Employment Standards Administration and the U. S. Department of Labor administers the DLHWC. The same legislation covers Defense Base Act and Non-Appropriated funds employees.

I represent claimants throughout the United States, and in fact, throughout the world. The Federal system does not require any upfront attorney fee or expense. My firm does not accept retainers or request expenses in advance. If there is no recovery, there is no charge. The attorney fee is owed ONLY if we collect funds for you. I request that the insurance company pay the legal fee.

Sincerely,

Alan J. Shapiro


Longshoremen – if you are injured on the job…

  1. Immediately inform your employer of your injury.
  2. Obtain form LS-1 from your employer. Form LS-1 will authorize you to seek medical treatment from the physician of your choice.
  3. Submit written notice (Form LS-201) of your workplace injury to your employer within 30 days.
  4. A written compensation claim must be filed no more than one year from the date of injury or death, or from the last compensation payment. If an injury or ailment is not immediately apparent an injured worker has 2 years from the date he or she becomes aware that the illness or injury was a result of their employment.
  5. Contact Attorney Alan J. Shapiro for assistance in dealing with your Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act claim.

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