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.
Under the Longshore Act workers’ cannot sue their own employers, but they may sue negligent third parties such as vessel owners, other contractors and manufacturers of defective products, machinery and equipment. The Easley firm has been a pioneer in the fields of Longshore Act law and Longshore Act third party lawsuits. We have made new law in these areas with numerous precedent setting decisions in State Appellate Courts, the Ninth Circuit Federal Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court.
We have expanded and redefined vessel owner duties to longshoremen and shipyard workers at the Ninth Circuit Federal Court of Appeals. The Easley law firm is nationally known in Longshore Act and maritime third party litigation. We handle Longshore Act and third party death and injury cases. If you have any questions do not hesitate to call. Mr. Easley is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis and a former naval officer.