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Long Beach Longshore Accident Lawyer 

Long Beach Longshore Accident Lawyer 

Experienced Shipyard Accident Attorney in Long Beach Defends the Rights of Clients in Los Angeles County and Throughout California 

The Port of Long Beach is the second busiest port in the US. This port plays a vital role in the economy of the country. Dockworkers, longshoremen, shipbuilders, harbor construction workers, and other harbor workers are responsible for keeping the port operating smoothly. These workers are at great risk of injury because of the many hazards that exist at the port. Employers are required by law to provide a reasonably safe place to work for their employees. When accidents do happen, longshoremen and other harbor workers can seek compensation for their injuries. With the help of an experienced Long Beach longshore accident lawyer from The Law Offices of Preston Easley, you can increase your chances of getting full compensation for your injuries. 

Attorney Preston Easley has been representing injured longshoremen and harbor workers for more than 30 years. He has successfully recovered millions of dollars in compensation on behalf of clients. Contact our law firm for an opportunity to consult with Attorney Easley for free. He will review your case and determine your options. He will explain your rights to you and fight to recover full compensation on your behalf. 

Common Types of Shipyard Accidents 

The Port of Long Beach is a dangerous environment to work in. It is busy and features many hazards. Some common accidents that occur in this environment include: 

  • Forklift accidents 
  • Exposure to chemicals 
  • Explosions and fires 
  • Electrocution 
  • Inhalation of asbestos fibers or dust 
  • Equipment failure 
  • Slip and fall accidents 
  • Falls from height 
  • Winch accidents 
  • Rigging accidents 
  • Crane accidents and many more. 

Some of the common injuries suffered by dockworkers, longshoremen and other harbor workers as a result of these accidents include: 

  • Hypothermia 
  • Broken bones 
  • Dislocations 
  • Severe burns 
  • Neck injuries 
  • Back injuries 
  • Traumatic brain injuries 
  • Crushing injuries 
  • Tears, strains, and sprains
  • Repetitive stress injuries 
  • Exposure to chemicals 
  • Chronic illnesses such as cancer 

Attorney Preston Easley has represented injured harbor workers in a wide range of accident cases. He has witnessed the far-reaching impact of injuries sustained while working at the Port of Long Beach. You can rely on our law firm to work tirelessly to recover the compensation you need and deserve. Contact us now to consult with an experienced Long Beach longshore accident lawyer for free. 

About Longshore and Shipyard Accidents in Long Beach, CA 

Long Beach, CA is a city located in Los Angeles County. It is the seventh most populous city in California. The Port of Long Beach is located in Long Beach. This is the second busiest container port in the country. It is also one of the largest shipping ports in the world. The city of Long Beach is located above an oilfield. There are minor oil wells located directly beneath the city and offshore. 

The Port of Long Beach is ranked as the second busiest port in the US and the tenth busiest on the globe. Thousands of workers make their living by working at the port. The port also processes over 600,000 passengers annually. 

With so much activity at the Port of Long Beach, the risk of being injured while on the job is high. Attorney Preston Easley is an experienced Long Beach longshore accident lawyer committed to defending the rights of injured longshoremen and shipyard workers. Don’t hesitate to contact our law firm if you have suffered an injury while working as a harbor worker or longshoreman. 

Contact the Law Offices of Preston Easley to Consult with an Experienced Long Beach Longshore Accident Lawyer 

If you have been injured while working as a dock worker, longshoreman, ship repairer, builder, or other type of harbor worker, you may be eligible to recover compensation for your injuries. Contact the Law Offices of Preston Easley to determine whether you are eligible to do so. Consult with Attorney Preston Easley, an experienced and skilled shipyard accident attorney in Long Beach, CA with over 30 years of experience. Enjoy a free, no-obligation consultation in a safe environment. Our confidential consultation will give you a deeper insight into your case, your rights, and your options. 

Contact us now and take that first step to ensure your right to compensation is protected. 

Frequently Asked Questions about Shipyard Accidents 

Who is covered by the Longshore and Harbor Worker’s Compensation Act?

Unlike ship workers, harbor workers are not covered by the Jones Act. They are instead covered by the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA). This act applies to harbor workers, longshoremen, ship repairmen, shipbuilders, ship-breakers, as well as harbor construction workers.

If you’re not sure whether you can seek compensation under the act, contact the Law Offices of Easley Preston to consult with an experienced shipyard accident attorney in Long Beach, CA. Attorney Preston Easley has been representing accident victims in the maritime industry for over 30 years. He will review your case for free and explain your rights and options to you. He will help you determine the best approach to take in obtaining compensation for your injuries.

Who is excluded from recovering compensation under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act?

The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) enables harbor workers to recover compensation for injuries that they suffered while on the job. However, there are several exclusions included in this act. The act excludes the following individuals:

1. Government employees including state and federal government employees as well as employees of foreign governments 
2. Seamen including masters as well as crew members of any sea vessel 
3. Employees that have suffered injuries as a result of their intoxication 
4. Employees that have suffered injuries as a result of their own willful intention to harm others or themselves 

Contact the Law Offices of Preston Easley to consult with an experienced Long Beach longshore accident lawyer and find out if you are qualified to recover compensation under the LHWCA. Attorney Preston Easley will review your case for free and guide you through your options and rights. He will help you determine the best approach to seeking compensation. 

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Cases We Handle

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    Longshoremen & Shipyard Workers

    Longshoring and shipyard work are very dangerous occupations. Workers in these fields, along with marine construction workers, are covered by the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, a very generous no-fault workers’ compensation system. It covers medical expenses, temporary disability, permanent disability and vocational rehabilitation.

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    Jones Act Seamen

    A seaman is a member of the crew of a vessel or group of vessels under common ownership or control. The vessel can be anything from a raft to a cargo ship. We represent seamen who work aboard recreational vessels, tugboats, dredges, barges, skiffs, workboats and cargo ships. We also represent seamen who are marine construction workers

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  • Diving

    We represent people who have been injured in SCUBA diving accidents and Commercial diving accidents. We also handle diving boat accidents. Diving can be very dangerous. We successfully represented a commercial diver who was seriously injured while cleaning the propeller of a U.S. Navy ship at Pearl Harbor

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    Construction & Industrial Accidents

    Construction and industrial sites can be very dangerous. Although you generally cannot sue your own employer for a construction site or industrial accident (generally workers’ compensation is your exclusive remedy against your employer) there are many circumstances in which you can file a third party lawsuit against an entity other than your employer for an unsafe condition at a work site which causes you to be injured

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    Crane & Forklift Accidents

    The Easley firm has extensive experience with crane and forklift accidents and workplace accidents involving dangerous equipment and machinery. These accidents can be caused by operator error and they can be caused by the unsafe and defective condition of the equipment

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    Motor Vehicle & Truck Accidents

    Motor vehicle accidents can result in serious injury and death. These kinds of accidents can involve automobiles, trucks, motorcycles, bicycles, pedestrians and unsafe road design and unsafe road conditions

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  • Catamaran Injuries Attorney

    Passenger Vessel Accidents

    Passenger accidents are common on recreational vessels, catamarans, tour boats and cruise ships.  They are frequently caused by rough sea conditions and unsafe conditions aboard the vessels.  The Easley firm has extensive experience in the field of maritime law.  We have made new law in the field of maritime law with numerous precedent setting decisions in the State Appellate Courts, the Ninth Circuit Federal Court

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    Defense Base Act

    The Defense Base Act is an extension of the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act which covers civilian employees of U.S. defense contractors injured overseas, including war zones. The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensations Act as extended by the Defense Base Act is a very generous no fault workers’ compensation system

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Areas Where We Practice

Preston Easley is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. He served five years of active duty as a Naval officer — three years as a deck officer on a fast frigate and two years as a patrol boat skipper. Mr. Easley also served aboard a tank landing ship in the reserves.

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Let Us Get You The Compensation You Deserve

Preston Easley is an experienced lawyer with considerable expertise in handling federal and state personal injury cases. He will aggressively seek the maximum amount of compensation you are entitled to receive. Attorney Easley represents victims of serious and fatal accidents involving cars, trucks, construction projects and maritime work.

Construction Workers We Help

  • Crane and Forklift Operators
  • Pile Drivers
  • Scaffold Workers
  • Iron Workers
  • Carpenters
  • Electricians
  • Operating Engineers
  • Electricians

Maritime Workers We Help

  • National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO) Shipyard Workers
  • Manson Construction Company Workers
  • Manson Dredging Workers
  • Dutra Dredging Workers
  • Commercial Divers
  • Scuba Divers
  • Commercial Fisherman
  • Government Maritime Claims Against the Navy, Army Corps of Engineers, or the US Coast Guard, etc.
  • Marine Construction Workers
  • Offshore Oil and Gas Workers
  • Seamen
  • Shipyard Workers
  • YYK Enterprises, Inc.
  • Pacific Tugboat Service
  • Long Beach Container Terminal
  • Tugboat, Dredge, Longshoremen, and Ferry Workers
  • Barge Crews and Barge Workers
  • Marisco Limited
  • HL Welding
  • SSA Marine
  • Catalina Express
  • R.E. State Engineering
  • Shimmick Construction
  • Nova Group
  • American Scaffolding
  • Safway Scaffolding
  • Kirby Tugs
  • Crowley Tugboats
  • P&R Water Taxi
  • Continental Maritime
  • Pacific Ship Repair
  • Seaward Marine
  • Healy Tibbitts
  • General Construction
  • BAE Shipyards
  • South Coast Welding
  • Matson
  • Pasha
  • Hawaii Stevedores, Inc.
  • McCabe, Hamilton & Renny
  • Young Brothers
  • Sause Bros.
  • Foss Maritime
  • Fenix Marine Services
  • ITS
  • Total Terminals
  • TraPac
  • PCMC
  • Maersk
  • Yang Ming
  • China Overseas Shipping
  • Evergreen

Boating Accidents

  • Catamaran Accidents
  • Charter and Tour Boats
  • Cruise Ship Accidents
  • Passenger Accidents
  • Jet Ski and Personal Watercraft
  • Motorboat Accidents
  • Recreational Accidents
  • Scuba Diving Accidents
  • Speed Boat Accidents
  • Yachts and Sail Boat Accidents
  • Repair Accidents
  • Crew Accidents
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