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Los Angeles Longshore Accident Lawyer 

Los Angeles Longshore Accident Lawyer 

Experienced Shipyard Accident Attorney in Los Angeles Fighting to Recover Compensation on Behalf of Clients in Los Angeles County and Throughout California 

If you work at the Port of Los Angeles and have experienced an injury while on the job, you may be entitled to benefits under the Federal Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA). However, it is important to act as quickly as possible to avoid losing your opportunity to recover financial compensation for your injuries. Work with an experienced Los Angeles longshore accident lawyer from the Law Offices of Preston Easley to recover the financial compensation you so badly need at this difficult time. 

Attorney Preston Easley is highly qualified and experienced in fighting on behalf of injured harbor workers and longshoremen.  He has been representing injured longshoremen and harbor workers for over 30 years and has secured millions of dollars in compensation on their behalf. He has the skills and knowledge to defend your rights and recover full compensation for your injuries. 

Contact our law firm today to discuss your case with an experienced and knowledgeable shipyard accident attorney in Los Angeles, CA. Attorney Preston Easley is available to review your case for free. He will advise you on your rights and options so you can make informed decisions. 

Common Types of Harbor Accidents 

Ports, harbors, and shipyards are dangerous working environments. Some of the most common types of accidents that can occur in these environments include: 

  • Exposure to chemicals 
  • Explosions 
  • Fires 
  • Slip and fall accidents 
  • Forklift accidents 
  • Truck accidents 
  • Asbestos inhalation 
  • Rigging accidents 
  • Winch accidents 
  • Crane accidents 
  • Heavy machinery accidents 
  • Ladder failure 
  • Equipment failure and much more 

These accidents often occur as a result of: 

  • The use of defective equipment 
  • Equipment failure due to poor maintenance 
  • Human error including mistakes made by coworkers 
  • Poor storage of hazardous material 
  • Lack of proper personal protective equipment 
  • Exposure to chemicals over a long period 
  • Lack of proper equipment resulting in repetitive stress injuries 

Whatever the nature or cause of your injury, Attorney Preston Easley is an experienced Los Angeles longshore accident lawyer with the skills and knowledge needed to fight on your behalf.  Get in touch with our law firm today to schedule a free consultation and get a better understanding of your rights and options. 

About Longshore and Shipyard Accidents in Los Angeles, CA 

Los Angeles is the largest city in California. It is the second most populous city in the country. It is well known for being the home of the Hollywood film industry. It is also home to the Port of Los Angeles. This port is the country’s number one container port. The cargo that comes through this port represents 20 percent of the cargo that comes into the US. 

The Port of Los Angeles is busy throughout the year. Thousands of workers work on the port daily and hundreds of thousands of passengers visit this port every year. The risks of injury while working on this port are quite high. However, with the help of an experienced Los Angeles longshore accident lawyer, you can recover the financial compensation that you deserve. 

Contact the Law Offices of Preston Easley for Consultation with an Experienced Los Angeles Longshore Accident Lawyer 

If you have been injured while working as a longshoreman, shipyard worker, or another type of harbor worker, you may be eligible for compensation. It is important to act quickly and avoid losing your chance to recover the compensation you deserve. Attorney Preston Easley, an experienced and skilled shipyard accident attorney in Los Angeles, CA, provides injured workers with a free and confidential consultation. You can learn about your rights and options to determine the best approach to take in recovering compensation. 

Attorney Preston Easley is available to answer your questions and guide you through the process of recovering compensation. You can access high-quality legal representation without having to worry about the costs. We offer our services on a contingency fee basis. That means you will only pay when we win. Get in touch now to schedule a free consultation. 

Frequently Asked Questions about Shipyard Accidents

How much can I receive for compensation for an injury that occurred while working at a harbor?

If you are a longshoreman or other type of harbor worker, you are entitled to a minimum rate of compensation of 50 percent of the national average weekly wage or your full weekly wage if it is less than this. However, you may be able to seek additional compensation depending on the circumstances of your case. For example, you may be able to file a personal injury claim against the manufacturer of faulty equipment that caused your injury.

Contact the Law Offices of Preston Easley to consult with an experienced shipyard accident attorney in Los Angeles, CA. Attorney Preston Easley will review your case for free and help you determine the options available to you. He will also help you determine approximately how much you will receive for your claim.

What should I do after I am injured?

The steps you take after the accident will play a vital role in protecting your right to recover compensation. It is important that you: 

1. Notify your employer of your accident as soon as possible. Ensure that your supervisor is aware of the accident. You will have only 30 days from the date of the accident to notify your employer. If you miss this deadline, you may not be able to recover compensation for your injuries. 

2. Document the accident. Take photos of your injuries and the scene of the accident. Take note of any witnesses to the accident. 

3. Seek medical assistance. This is important for your health and safety. Seeking immediate medical treatment will help you avoid complications and improve your chances of having a full recovery. Your medical record will play an important role in proving your claim. 

4. Make a written claim for compensation. Get started on working on your claim as soon as possible after the accident. 

Consult with an experienced Los Angeles longshore accident lawyer at the Law Office of Preston Easley and get started with the process of recovering the compensation you deserve. 

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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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  • accident at construction site and hard hat on floor

    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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    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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