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Charleston, South Carolina Longshore Act Attorneys

On the job injuries suffered by many longshoremen, harbor workers, and overseas contractors are governed by federal statute, which provides liberal workers’ compensation benefits, regardless of who is at fault in causing the injury. Longshoremen and harbor workers include those workers who load and unload ships and provide other services in or over navigable waters and adjoining areas, but do not include seamen. Longshoremen and Harbor Workers injured on the job in South Carolina are also protected by the concurrent jurisdiction of the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act.

Employees of Government contractors who work at U.S. Military Bases overseas are covered by the Defense Base Act, which incorporates the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act to provide federal workers’ compensation benefits to workers injured on the job, again regardless of who is at fault in causing the injury.

If you are injured on the job and need help, call on experienced admiralty counsel at John Hughes Cooper, P.C. Telephone 843-883-9099 to schedule a free, confidential initial consultation.

From our law office in Mount Pleasant, John Hughes Cooper, P.C. handles admiralty law and maritime law cases throughout coastal South Carolina (the Lowcountry), the Pee Dee region, communities surrounding Lake Marion and Lake Moultrie, and elsewhere in the Southeast. The communities we serve include Charleston, Mt. Pleasant, Isle of Palms, Sullivan's Island, Georgetown, Beaufort, Hilton Head, North Myrtle Beach, Myrtle Beach, Edisto Island, Walterboro, Pawley's Island, Murrells Inlet, Little River, Conway, Columbia, Florence, Charleston County, Georgetown County, Berkeley County, Beaufort County, Horry County, Jasper County and Colleton County.

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