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Longshore And Harbor Workers’ Compensation Defense

In most states, including Massachusetts and the rest of New England, workers’ compensation is a state-level matter. The rules are, while complex, hardly ever going to rise to the level of federal litigation. This is not the case with accidents that happen on the water.

At Tentindo, Kendall, Canniff & Keefe, LLP, Our Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation practice group is dedicated to handling workplace injuries involving maritime employees. These are complex matters from a legal perspective and leave your company open to significant losses if not handled appropriately. That’s where our experience and understanding of the law make the most significant impact.

Why Maritime Claims Are So Complex

Maritime claims adhere to federal law that offers benefits to employees with disabling injuries that occurred on the navigable waters of the United States. These injuries may also have occurred in adjoining areas, typically in ports where workers:

  • Load and unload cargo
  • Repair vessels
  • Build vessels

All of these claims are brought before the United States Department of Labor. The stakes for maritime injuries are high because the venue is federal, and often, the injuries received by those who work on the water are significant.

Defending Your Company’s Bottom Line

Overall, our goal is to offer your company sufficient legal coverage to protect your profits and the company’s reputation. We use our experience in this area to provide efficient answers and favorable outcomes.

Reach out to us by calling 617-242-9600 or sending an email to learn more.