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A Lawyer Dedicated To Helping Injured Longshore And Maritime Workers

For many years, U.S. workers who labored off the mainland had no legal means of seeking compensation after suffering an on-the-job injury. The federal Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act was passed to address this problem, providing much-needed benefits for workers injured in the navigable waters of the U.S. and adjacent areas.

Herbert Chestnut & Associates is a trusted source of representation for injured workers seeking benefits under the Longshore Act. Attorney Herbert Chestnut has more than 38 years of experience handling these complex claims. Occupations covered under the act include:

  • Shipbuilders
  • Ship repairers
  • Harbor workers
  • Union longshoremen
  • Union stevedores
  • Union deck and dock workers
  • Union checkers
  • Anyone working on a ship or adjoining area, such as a pier, dock or wharf

This is a unique area of law and should be handled by an attorney with focused experience in the area of Longshore Act claims. Herbert Chestnut is that attorney. He has handled Longshore Act claims since his first year out of law school and has dedicated his career to helping injured maritime workers.

Broad Experience In All Types Of Longshore Claims

Attorney Chestnut’s deep experience with the Longshore Act includes the following extensions of the act:

  • Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA): The U.S. outer continental shelf consists of subsoil and seabed beneath navigable waters and outside of individual states’ jurisdictions. The OCSLA was enacted to protect oil rig workers and others who labor in this unique geographical area.
  • Non-Appropriated Fund Instrumentalities Act (NAF): This act protects civilians working in support of stateside United States military installations. It is the only law providing compensation for on-the-job injuries suffered by such workers.
  • Defense Base Act (DBA): The DBA covers job injuries suffered by employees of private companies on U.S. military bases and working for military purposes abroad.

Get Legal Help From A Knowledgeable Lawyer

To arrange a free legal consultation about your longshore or maritime accident claim, contact our law firm online or by telephone at 888-663-6047.