Ourn attorneys and paralegals take their job of representing injured Longshoremen very seriously. Attorney Tim Nies is a Army Ranger Veteran and a former lead insurance defense attorney, where he represented Fortune 500 companies and cruise lines. Tim has been an attorney for over 20 years and a maritime injury attorney for over 15 years. Attorney Chris Van Riper, an avid boater, is a former Florida prosecutor. From our law offices in Florida, we represent injured Longshoremen nationwide.
Our lead Longshore attorney, Tim Nies, is represents injured Longshoremen nationwide, from Florida, Georgia, Alabama and South Carolina to North Carolina, Louisiana, Virginia, Maryland, New York and California.
In Florida, our firm has offices in Deerfield Beach, Boca Raton, Delray Beach, West Palm Beach and Stuart and represents Longshoremen injured at Port Everglades, Port of Miami, Canaveral Port Authority, Port of Fort Pierce, Port of Jacksonville, Port Key West, Port Manatee, Port Tampa Bay, Port St. Petersburg, Port of Port of Pensacola and Port of Port St. Joe.
Our Longshore attorneys are experienced in the litigation of Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (LHWCA) claims before the United States Department of Labor as well as Defense Base Act Claims, which falls under the Longshore Act. We are known for tenaciously fighting for our clients’ rights.
The Longshore Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) is a federally administered program providing wage compensation and medical benefits to workers who sustained injuries, or contracted an occupational disease, while employed on a navigable waterway or the adjoining areas, such as adjoining piers, dry docks, and terminals, that are primarily involved in the loading, unloading, repairing or building of a vessel. In the event of death, the Act provides for compensation benefits to be paid to the employee’s dependents.
Covered workers under the LHWCA, include any person engaged in maritime employment, including any longshoreman or other persons engaged in longshoring operations, and any harbor workers including ship repairmen, shipbuilders, and shipbreakers.
Working at a port or shipyard is dangerous work. If you are or know a longshoreman or harbor worker who has been injured in any of the following ways while working in ports or shipyards, please call us for free legal advice.
Worker's compensation benefits provided by the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act include:
Please call to make an appointment at any of our law offices in Deerfield Beach, Delray Beach, Boca Raton, West Palm Beach and Stuart, FL.
We also make house calls.
Call 772-283-8712 or 954-369-0776