Longshore Injury

About Longshore Injury

For those that work on the navigable waters of the United States, the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) is a federal law that provides compensation, medical care, and rehabilitation services to employees that have been injured or contracted an occupational disease on the job. Longshoremen are those that work inland loading, unloading, repairing, and building vessels, as well as other harbor work. These jobs are dangerous and often put workers at extreme risk of injuries, increasing the possibility and caliber of workplace accidents.

Galloway Jefcoat Attorney Rusty Galloway has first-hand experience with inland injury claims, having worked on an inland rig himself. With this level of understanding of the industry, Rusty can better investigate accidents, finding who or what is truly to blame in your case in the hopes of earning you the compensation you deserve.

Longshore Accidents:

Machinery Accidents

Longshore jobs require the use of extensive equipment, which can cause catastrophic injury if the machinery is defective, mishandled, or not well-maintained.

Material-Handling Accidents

Dangerous or hazardous materials are involved in the vast majority of longshore jobs, which can put these workers at serious risk of injury even if all procedures are perfectly carried out.


Whether it’s a slip and fall, scaffolding fall, or fall in a waterway, these accidents may have been avoidable. We’ll investigate these accidents, which can result from an employee’s failure to follow procedure or the negligence of the employer, to ensure that the responsible party is held liable.

Choosing an attorney with proven experience in maritime law is critical to your case and earning the compensation you deserve. Choosing an attorney like Rusty Galloway that has maritime law and inland industry experience can guarantee the best possible outcome for your case. Submit a confidential contact form or give us a call today to schedule your free consultation.

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The law firm of Galloway Jefcoat, LLP is located in Lafayette, Louisiana, serving the communities of the Acadiana Region, including Rayne, Crowley, and Abbeville. Our attorneys represent residents in Jennings, Church Point, and Breaux Bridge, with successful verdicts and settlements for those in Maurice, Broussard and Youngsville. With office locations in Lafayette and Lake Charles, we assist Sulphur, Calcasieu, and Carencro residents. New Iberia, St. Martinville, and Jeanerette residents can depend on our lawyers for quality representation. Our services also reach Scott, Opelousas, and Franklin, LA. Since 1996, our firm has turned wrongs into rights for individuals and families in Lafayette Parish, St. Martin Parish, St. Landry Parish, and Vermillion Parish in addition to Acadia Parish, Iberia Parish, Jefferson Davis Parish, and Evangeline Parish.

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