Defense Base Act And Longshore Act Claims: Our Firm Is Committed To Working With Service Members And Defense Contractors

If you have been injured while working on the water in Memphis or elsewhere in Tennessee or across the South, don't hesitate — look to our team at Godwin, Morris, Laurenzi & Bloomfield, P.C. We have the skill and experience to get you the recovery you need. All of our partner attorneys have either been selected for inclusion on the list of Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers in America, or certified as civil trial specialists, and they have more than 100 combined years of experience.

For service members and defense contractors, we provide comprehensive legal services regarding Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act claims and the Defense Base Act.

What Is The Defense Base Act?

This act basically incorporates the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act to include civilian employees working for the military or employees of defense contractors working overseas. It allows these workers to recover compensation from the military for their injuries.

Understanding The Longshore And Harbor Workers' Compensation Act

This set of laws is a lot like workers' compensation on the water, covering employees working on the water who are not technically crew members. When these employees are injured on the job, the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act gives them the opportunity to recover compensation for the typical work-related injuries, including:

  • Broken bones
  • Back, neck and spinal injuries
  • Lost limbs
  • Anything else that results in medical bills or lost work

The Defense Base Act and the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act are worker's compensation systems that provide compensation for medical costs for your injuries, and financial compensation for your injuries, regardless of who was at fault.

Your Attorneys Fighting For Your Claim

Almost immediately after your injury, the insurance companies and employers will be mounting their case against you to deny your claim. To put our team on your side, we encourage you to reach out to our Shelby County office and speak directly with us about your accident, injuries and claim. We have the experience to keep the insurance companies from destroying your case during these early stages.

It's the same with almost all of our legal practice areas: The best way to get a case settled quickly and successfully is to prepare diligently and defend our clients aggressively right from the beginning.

No Attorneys' Fees Unless We Win

When handling injury claims, we work on a contingency fee basis, which means that you do not pay our attorneys' fees unless you recover damages. We provide free consultations.

From our offices overlooking the Mississippi, we work with clients throughout Memphis and the surrounding areas. Call us at 901-236-0578 or toll free at 888-508-7939 or contact us online.