Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act (LHWCA) Attorney
If you were injured on an offshore rig, dock, harbor, or marine vessel, our attorneys provide assistance to Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act (LHWCA) covered workers, as well as non-military personnel injured on United States military bases throughout the world, including Iraq and Afghanistan.
LHWCA laws and regulations are complex, in particular with properly categorizing the injury to maximize the amount of your benefit and also in relation to calculation of your average weekly wage (AWW), which is the basis of a worker’s monthly LHWCA benefit.
The interplay between benefits received under LHCA and Social Security Disability are very complex and require careful drafting and planning to maximize benefits under both programs. Victor Makris is an attorney who is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law, a distinction shared by 3% of Texas lawyers. Contact our office today for an evaluation. El abogado y los asistentes hablan Español.
If you were denied, shorted benefits or you have not received a settlement, you can appeal. But there are deadlines. Don’t miss them! Contact the Makris Law Firm today.
We recently obtained a lump sum settlement of $300,000 for a worker who suffered injury to his back working offshore in the Gulf of Mexico and required multiple surgeries. We also obtained a $20,000 settlement for a worker of a private contractor, who was injured while servicing military equipment on a U.S. military base in Iraq. We were also successful in obtaining a $300,000 settlement for a private military contractor injured in Iraq.