A personal injury upends your life to various degrees. At it’s best, you can work through the injury, having virtually no impact on your day-to-day life. For example, a minor laceration. You may have to change a bandage and clean it every day, but you typically can continue working and living your life. At its worst, you must take time off work. When you need compensation for lost wages and medical care and are a civilian injured on the job of navigable waters of the U.S. or adjoining piers or harbors, contact Mainstay Law LLC today.
Injured While Working at Sea? Mainstay Law LLC Will Fight For You
Labor-intensive jobs come with a substantial risk of personal injury or death. If you work on a vessel at sea, or on adjoining piers, wharfs or harbors, there is a higher chance that you could suffer a personal injury. Maritime workers must know their rights when it comes to workers compensation due to injury.
With Mainstay Law LLC, can shed the worry that comes with workers’ compensation. Well, as much as is possible. The firm knows that finding legal representation for maritime injury can feel daunting. However scary the task may feel, you need an experienced maritime lawyer if you believe you may qualify for a Longshore lawsuit Alaska area. Contact Ms. Christy Johnson for a comforting consultation.
Ms. Johnson is no stranger to maritime law. A decade of experience on the defense side of personal injury cases provided her with legal experience in maritime accidents. Ms. Johnson routinely handled cases under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, the Defense Base Act and the Jones Act.
The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA)
Thankfully, the United States has enacted federal law to protect the injured worker, and make sure they have the due-compensation they deserve. Mainstay Law LLC focuses on maritime cases and has extensive experience in handling complex questions as to an injured workers’ status for coverage under various acts. The firm deals almost exclusively with these cases, meaning it can quickly determine the correct law under which to pursue your recovery.
The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act is a federal guideline that provides financial compensation for expenses like lost wages and medical care to civilian employees who are injured on the job on the navigable waters of the United States or adjoining piers, harbors and wharfs. The LHWCA also provides protection to workers on oil rigs that are affixed to the ocean floor of the Outer Continental Shelf, as well as workers engaged in shipbuilding and ship repair.
Licensed in All State Courts of Alaska
The State of Alaska boasts a beautiful coastline of pristine nature. It seems almost untouched in my areas, but in reality, the coast is far from unchanged by humans. Alaska is considered a maritime state, meaning that the sectors that drive the economy are dependent on direct maritime activity and support.
It is essential that the maritime workers have access to a quality Longshore Act attorney Alaska offers. The state will always need quality workers for vessels, harbors and wharfs. According to the state’s Labor and Workforce Development department, the Alaskan waters produce more than 60 percent of the nation’s seafood harvest, and significant amounts of oil and gas are produced offshore. If you are in need of the best practitioner for Longshore case law Alaska has to offer, contact Mainstay Law LLC.
The Perspective You Need for Your Personal Injury Case
Ms. Christy Johnson grew up in Alaska around the water, bringing awareness of longshore workers from a young age. Throughout her formative years, she was aware of the adventure and opportunity that came with working on vessels and by the sea, as well as the injury that could come with such a career.
As a young adult, Ms. Johnson put on her own pair of fishing boots and joined various crews on commercial fishing vessels. Life at sea was enjoyed by Ms. Johnson for ten years, taking her from the Pacific Ocean to the South Pacific Ocean, all the way to the Bering Sea.
Commercial fishing can take a toll on one’s body and mind, as Ms. Johnson found. Though she enjoyed her time on the commercial vessels, Ms. Johnson decided to hang up her fishing boots and pursue a career in law. Her years at sea gives her a unique perspective in practicing maritime law and fighting for the injured worker.
Call Today for Maritime Law & Personal Injury Representation
When you contact Ms. Christy Johnson with Mainstay Law LLC, you can be sure that you are hiring the best LHWCA attorney around. Why? Ms. Johnson knows how the insurance companies fight and she will fight for you.
On top of her exceptional maritime law and litigation experience, Ms. Johnson has the personal knowledge and experience of what a work-related injury can mean to longshore and harbor workers. Hire a LHWCA lawyer you can trust. Hire Ms. Christy Johnson of Mainstay Law LLC.