Defense Base Act

This act is an extension of the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act that provides compensation and medical benefits to civilian employees working outside the United States on military bases or under U.S. government contracts for public works and national defense.

The Longshore and Harbor Workers

This act provides protection to approximately 500,000 maritime workers across the United States who are injured while on a vessel in the navigable waters of the United States or its adjoining areas. This includes areas used in loading, unloading, repairing and building vessels, as well as areas being built or repaired.

Florida Workers’ Compensation Act

This act was established to help injured and/or ill employees and their families overcome the financial issues that result from work-related injuries and illnesses that occur within the state of Florida, outside the coverage of any type of federal coverage.

Workers Compensation Attorney Jacksonville, Florida

Practice Areas

Defense Base
Act.

This is an extension of the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act that provides compensation and medical benefits to civilian employees working…

Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act.

This provides protection to approximately 500,000 maritime workers across the United States who are injured while on a vessel in the navigable waters…

Florida Workers’
Compensation Act.

This was established to help injured and/or ill employees and their families overcome the financial issues that result from work-related injuries and illnesses…

Personal
Injury

These cases involve injuries that one party claims are the result of another party’s negligence. Examples include slips and falls but can also include claims…

Social Security
Disability.

These programs are the largest of several Federal programs that provide assistance to people with physical and/or mental disabilities. They pay benefits to you…

Hearing Loss
Claims.

Hearing loss claims are usually workplace-related injuries, such as Industrial Deafness, Tinnitus, and Acoustic Shock, but can also result from presbycusis or old age.

Client Testimonials

Although my elderly father’s claim lasted several years, RITE Law, continued to fight for us until we prevailed. We appreciate all that they do for our family.

Elbert R.CLIENT

I was very pleased with the outcome of my claim and the services provided by Zachary Tucker and his staff.

Rudolph H.CLIENT

To anyone that needs a good attorney, I would highly recommend RITE Law.

Vernon M.CLIENT

Zachary Tucker of RITE Law, P. A. handled my worker’s compensation case last year. Although it was a small claim in comparison to the high-profile cases they are accustomed to, Mr. Tucker was very attentive, accessible and extremely resolute in ensuring that I would be compensated fairly, regardless of whether he would be paid for his services. I was very pleased with the prompt and positive outcome, and would highly recommend RITE Law, for your legal needs.

BRDanielsCLIENT

Zachary Tucker of RITE Law, P.A. represented me in a workman’s comp injury that left me unable to work in my previous field. He was absolutely responsible for the settlement I received. Had I acted on my own, I would never be in the position I am now. Zach took over my case after three years of dealing with the insurance company. I wish that I had obtained his services much earlier in my case. I didn’t pay him anything up front and he charged a very fair price for settling my claim. I received expert help from him and his team.

DavidCLIENT

Our experience with Zachary Tucker and everyone at RITE Law, was nothing but GREAT. They took the time to listen to not just my husband but my concerns also. If anyone is looking for a law firm that cares about their clients this is the law firm for you. I can’t thank them enough for all the hard work they put into our case!

JohnCLIENT

Mr. Israel is awesome. He’s my son’s lawyer. My son is autistic so he doesn’t take to people easily, but he loves Mr. Israel and he will actually talk to him as he doesn’t talk to many people. Thank you, Mr. Israel, for everything.

Winnie A.

Zachary Tucker of RITE Law, was understanding and amazing. He asked me what I wanted and kept me legally on the straight and narrow. He and his staff were professional, friendly and really knew the law! I had never been through anything like the injury that ended my career so their passion for the law, patience with me and open communication when I needed them was incredible! I would HIGHLY recommend them to anyone that has to deal with Defense Base Act Law.

CherylCLIENT

They care about people and get the job done!

Lynn B.

When confronted with a battle over an injury that no one believes or wants to accept you have, make no mistake about it… one must be prepared to engage in a protracted battle which will either bring you peace or utter ruin. In order to win and win decisively, one must choose the best General to lead your cause. Zachary Tucker and his army of associates are that elite force you will need to obtain that Victory! Exceptional performance and work conducted in the managing of my case from the beginning to end.

RickeyCLIENT

I have Mr. Rudolph for my attorney in my workers compensation claim. He has done a wonderful job for me, he is so down to earth, and he is a really caring person. He and his staff have been amazing, especially Ms. Heidi. She’s always a pleasure to speak to always cheerful. THANKS TO ALL OF YOU.

Keith J.

I have Jason Ellis as my attorney, and he is great. Wonderful firm.

Deborah T.

I hired Zachary Tucker after my husband was injured overseas and eventually passed away. Every step of the way he explained everything to me, gave me time to grieve. He was so kind and fought for me and my family. This was a situation that no one should ever have to bear. Zachary Tucker and his whole staff took me in and helped me. They fought for my rights and let me be heard. It was tough but they made everything as smooth as possible. Always in contact to answer even what to them may have been the stupidest of questions, but to me they were important. They all made me feel like I was their only priority.

KathyCLIENT

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longshore act claim
Yes, at RITE Law, we have heard them all. No question, there are some great lawyer jokes out there. But, all lawyer jokes aside, there are some occasions when it is a very good thing that you have a lawyer by your side. One of those times is when you are trying to assert a claim under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (the Longshore Act). Indeed, the workers’ compensation program for those who work on or around the harbors of our nation can be a complicated journey.
workers’ compensation
There are many things that we don’t know the first thing about, until we need them. Then we become experts in the subject in a hurry. Workers’ compensation is a bit like that. We never expect to get in a workplace accident. Yet, when it happens you may be lost as to what to do immediately after.
car accident
We understand that you may be surprised by that answer. A minor fender bender where no one was injured does not seem to require the hassle of getting anyone else involved, especially an attorney. However, there are a number of considerations surrounding a car accident, however minor it might be. Plus, getting some preliminary advice from an attorney is no cost to you. Does that change the rationale a little? If so, read on.
Section 20a Presumption
We know that a person accused of a crime is always presumed innocent until proven guilty. In fact, the legal concept of the “presumption of innocence” is just one example of many different legal presumptions. A legal presumption is something that a court will decide is true (or presume is true) until there is some other, persuasive factual evidence to disprove it.
defense base act
A workers’ compensation claim through the Defense Base Act can be a bit confusing. That becomes particularly true if your Defense Base Act claim is initially denied, or if you need to settle a claim. In both instances, you would be well served to have an experienced Jacksonville workers’ compensation attorney in your corner.
hearing loss
Many people experience hearing loss over the course of their lifetimes, and it can be caused by the workplace. It is important to pay attention to your hearing as well as the noise level of your working environment, so you can protect yourself and make any necessary workers’ compensation claims. You should educate yourself on how to make a workers’ compensation claim for hearing loss.
SSI Claims
A time of crisis is when we need government most. Why? Because the government is essentially all of us in the country banding together to help those most in need, and those most vulnerable.  
workers’ comp claim
In a situation that can literally be described as “adding insult to injury,” it happens more often than you would think that an employer will fire somebody after the employee gets injured on the job and makes a claim for workers’ compensation. While that scenario seems terribly unfair, it happens in Florida and, unfortunately, Florida law does not prevent it. 
jones act
If you are a longshoreman, or you work anywhere in the maritime industry, and you get injured, then you would look to workers’ compensation coverage to pay your medical bills and other expenses. Maritime workers, however, could be covered by one of two different types of workers’ compensation plans: either coverage under something called The Jones Act...

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