Workers' Compensation Attorney Robert L. Kelley Serving the Central Coast of California

Robert L. Kelley Attorney at Law, is a Ventura County attorney focused on worker's compensation cases. Contact us today, by phone at (805) 388-8553, for experienced & effective representation from an attorney who understands your right to just compensation. We handle:
 
• Construction Accidents
• Railroad Accident Cases
• Offshore Oil Platform Cases
• 3rd Party Civil Cases
• Longshore & Harbor Worker Cases
 
• Defense Base Act
• JONES ACT—All Job Injuries
 
Workers — Robert L. Kelley Attorney at Law, in Camarillo, CA
 

Experience Counts

Don't trust your oil platform or longshore & harbor workers case to someone who only claims to handle these cases. Mr. Kelley is very experienced in these matters.

The Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (LHWCA)

These benefits are paid directly by an authorized self-insured employer; or through an authorized insurance carrier; or, in particular circumstances, by a special fund administered directly by the Division of Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs within the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL).

The Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (LHWCA) provides employment-injury and occupational-disease protection to approximately 500,000 workers who are injured or contract occupational diseases occurring on the navigable waters of the United States, or in adjoining areas, and for certain other classes of workers covered by extensions of this Act.

The Defense Base Act

The Defense Base Act provides workers' compensation protection to civilian employees working outside the United States on US military bases or under a contract with the U.S. government for public works or for national defense.

Who is covered under the DBA?
The Defense Base Act covers the following employment activities:

  • Work for private employers on U.S. military bases or on any lands used by the U.S. for military purposes outside of the United States, including those in U.S. Territories and possessions;
  • Work on public work contracts with any U.S. government agency, including construction and service contracts in connection with national defense or with war activities outside the United
    States;
  • Work on contracts approved and funded by the U.S. under the Foreign Assistance Act, which among other things provides for cash sale of military equipment, materials, and services to its allies, if the contract is performed outside of the United States;
  • Work for American employers providing welfare or similar services outside the United States for the benefit of the Armed Services, e.g. the United Service Organizations (USO).

If any one of the above criteria is met, all employees engaged in such employment, regardless of nationality (including U.S. citizens and residents, host country nationals (local hires), and third country nationals (individuals hired from another country to work in the host country)), are covered under the Act.

Injured Workers

Unfortunately, workers in every type of industry suffer injuries from time to time. Mr. Kelley has helped union workers and workers from numerous fields recover damages. We are currently handling cases for:
 
 
• Plumbers
• Laborers
• Teamsters
• Teachers
• Drywallers
 
• Carpenters
• Millwrights
• Electricians
• Iron Workers
• Longshoremen
 
• Office Staff
• Pile Drivers
• Pipe Fitters
• Boiler Makers
• Retail Clerks
 
• Factory Workers
• Airline Mechanics
• Operating Engineers
• City/County Workers
• Health Care Personnel
 
• Merchant Marine Seamen
• Movie Industry Workers
• Parcel Delivery Personnel
• Medical & Insurance Data Entry Personnel