hearing loss

Is Hearing Loss Covered Under the Defense Base Act and the Longshore Act?

In many industries, hearing loss remains a substantial problem. In fact, on military bases and facilities handling military aircraft and other heavy military vehicles, excessive noise levels are a constant problem.

WHAT BENEFITS CAN I EXPECT FROM LONGSHOREMAN WORKERS’ COMPENSATION INSURANCE?

You are a longshoreman, you get injured on the job, and you file your claim. Now what? It is not uncommon to have questions about what comes next after you have put in your claim for a legitimate work-related injury on the job. Of course, an…

TOP 7 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE LONGSHORE AND HARBOR WORKERS’ COMPENSATION ACT

It is always a good idea to have a “cheat sheet” close by when you need quick access to information. This blog is going to try to be that Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act cheat sheet for you. As you go through this Top 7 list, you…

LONGSHORE ACT IN ACTION – REAL-WORLD CASES

You have probably, at some point in your life, looked at the instructions on a piece of furniture that you buy at Target or IKEA and think, “Sure, that looks as easy as 1-2-3, there’s just a few steps here.” Has it then played out that when you…

LONGSHORE ACT AND DEFENSE BASE ACT Q & A

At Doolittle & Tucker, P.A. we are passionate about helping our clients get the compensation they deserve for their work-related injuries. We have been in the field for decades, and we have worked hard to distinguish ourselves as the finest…

HOW DO I PROVE MY INJURY WAS WORK RELATED?

Under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (Longshore Act), or any workers’ compensation plan for that matter, there is a general rule that a person injured at work will be compensated quickly. There is, by design, a “no-fault”…

YOUR AVERAGE WEEKLY WAGE: WHAT’S IN AND WHAT’S OUT

In previous blogs we have talked about the average weekly wage. When dealing with workers’ compensation under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (Longshore Act), the Defense Base Act, or even the Florida Workers’ Compensation…

THE SECTION 20(A) PRESUMPTION UNDER THE LONGSHORE ACT – WHAT IS IT AND HOW DOES IT HELP YOU?

We have all heard the term “presumption of innocence,” right? In fact, you can’t watch a police procedural like Law & Order SVU without hearing that a person accused of a crime is always presumed innocent until proven guilty. By watching…

7 REASONS WHY MEDIATION CAN BE A GAME CHANGER FOR YOUR DEFENSE BASE ACT OR LONGSHORE ACT CLAIM

In a previous blog, we discussed some of the basics of mediation and tips on how to select the right mediator for your claims under the Defense Base Act (DBA) and the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (Longshore Act). Today, we are…

AM I COVERED UNDER THE LONGSHORE ACT, FLORIDA’S WORKERS’ COMPENSATION LAW, OR BOTH?

As a state mostly bounded by water, Florida provides many maritime-related jobs to its citizens. Whether it is a job at a harbor, on the docks, on a ship, or at an amusement site that involves the sea, an important employment question arises…