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Experienced & dedicated, Van Riper Nies attorneys are committed to protecting the rights of Longshoremen.

Van Riper Nies represents Longshoremen and families who have suffered an injury or lost loved ones due to the fault of others.  Our firm motto is that we leave no stone unturned in the prosecution of Longshore injury claims.   

Our maritime lawyers are experienced in the prosecution of claims under the  Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (LHWCA). This Federal law provides for payment of compensation for disability or death of an employee resulting from an injury occurring upon the navigable waters of the U.S., including any adjoining dock, pier, wharf, building way, marine railway, or other adjoining area customarily used by an employer in loading, unloading, repairing, or building a vessel. 

Under the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (LHWCA), workers injured while working with cargo are engaged in maritime employment so as to be covered by the Act if they were engaged in intermediate steps of moving cargo between ship and land transportation. Employees injured while working in capacities directly supporting the loading and unloading of ships are within the maritime employment requirements of the Act, at least where there was some direct involvement with maritime activities. The Act is not intended to cover purely clerical workers or other workers employed in or adjacent to marine terminals whose duties do not constitute an integral part of the loading or unloading process or fall within some other traditionally maritime area.  The Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act specifically mentions shipbuilding, ship repair, and shipbreaking as maritime employment so that the question becomes one of determining whether particular work comes within the meaning of these terms.

Working at a dock, port or shipyard is indeed dangerous.  If you are, or know a longshoreman or harbor worker, who has been injured at work,  call our attorneys for a free consultation.

    For more a free consultation, and for more information about our Longshore practice, please call 772-460-2352, complete the confidential contact form below or email us at tim@vanriperandnies.com

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    Representation: Our injury and workers comp trial law firm represents Longshoremen injured in Port Saint Lucie, Ankona, Cana, Carlton, Collins Park Estates, Eden, Eldred, Fort Pierce, Glidden Park, Indian River Estates, Indrio, Lakewood Park, Paradise Park, Port Saint Lucie, Queens, Ft. Pierce, Queens Cove, Port St. Lucie, River Park, Saint Lucie, Sunland Gardens, Viking, Walton, Hutchinston Island South, Waveland and White City, FL.  Fort Pierce North, Florida.  Stuart Personal Injury Attorneys. legal advice after an accident.  Our maritime and longshore and harborworkers compensation act lawyers are experienced in representing injured dock and harbor workers who were hurt while loading/unloading ships, including container ships, throughout St. Lucie, Martin, Palm Beach and Okeechobee counties.  Our LHWCA lawyers represent injured Longshoremen and dock workers residing in Port St. Lucie, FL.

    Our  attorneys stand ready to assist all workers, Longshoremen and ship builders, injured on Florida piers, wharfs and ports. Our Florida Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act Attorneys represent injured workers in Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Jacksonville, Tampa, Ft. Lauderdale, Port Canaveral, Miami, Fort Myers, Pensacola, Miami, North Miami, Sunrise, Miami Beach, Key Largo, Fort Lauderdale, Pompano Beach, Hollywood, Cocoa Beach, Orlando, and all of Florida. 

    If you are a longshoreman or shipbuilder and have been injured while working at a port unloading or loading ships, repairing ships, or working on vessels or container ships, call our  for a free consultation. Our attorneys are experienced in handling cases involving neck injuries, back injuries, herniated disks, shoulder injuries, torn rotator cuffs, wrongful death, crushed and broken bones, head injuries, knee injuries, brain injuries and all other types of serious injuries.

    Our longshore sattorney in FL are experienced in litigating claims before the DOL. If you have been injured while working at a port or a shipyard, our workers compensation lawyers can assist you with filing your DOL claim.Our admiralty and maritime lawyer, Tim Nies, litigates Longshore cases on behalf of client who reside in Port Saint Lucie, FL, Miami, Broward, Palm Beach, Hillsborough, Duval, Collier, Brevard, Miami-Dade, and all Florida counties. The decision to seek legal representation often involves the cost/benefit issue of having a lawyer involved with dispute resolution.

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