Defending Clients in Longshore Act Claims
The attorneys at Taylor, Day, Grimm & Boyd represent employers, carriers, third-party administrators, staff leasing companies, and self-insureds in matters involving the Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (Longshore Act) and its extensions, including the Defense Base Act (DBA) and the Non-Appropriated Fund Instrumentalities Act (NAFIA).
Our Longshore practice is truly national in its scope. We have defended clients with claims in the states of Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Ohio, Michigan, California, Washington, Maryland, Maine, Wisconsin, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Washington D.C., New York, Alabama and more. As Florida is an exclusive-jurisdiction state, our lawyers also regularly defend clients in cases filed under the Florida Workers’ Compensation Act, which contains jurisdictional issues involving the Longshore Act or the Jones Act.
At Taylor Day Law, we concentrate on meeting the individual needs of each of our clients. Our lawyers take the time to understand our clients’ unique concerns and objectives so that we can develop defense plans that best meet their expectations. We pride ourselves on the long-standing relationships we have built with many of our clients and know that an effective partnership is the key to success.
Our Longshore Act defense practice manages all facets of Longshore claims. Our attorneys evaluate and investigate each claim to protect our clients from exposure to liability at every stage of the process. We are familiar with the various defenses available under the Longshore Act and work one-on-one with our clients to develop tailored defense strategies aimed at reducing their liability and exposure. Our extensive experience handling Longshore and state workers’ compensation claims positions our lawyers to address the complex jurisdictional issues that often surface in these types of cases.
Experienced Longshore Act Defense Team
The attorneys in our Longshore Act practice have developed a reputation for delivering top-tier legal representation in a thorough and efficient manner. The Taylor Day Law Longshore defense team brings a wealth of experience to each case it litigates. Overseeing the division, Shareholder Christopher P. “Bo” Boyd has 25+ years of experience handling these types of cases. He is frequently called upon to present at legal seminars and provides workers’ compensation training sessions for the benefit of our firm’s clients. Partner, Nikki Poole, and Senior Associate, Heather Sosnowski, also bring two decades of knowledge each defending claims under the Florida Workers’ Compensation and Longshore Acts.
To learn more about our Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act Defense practice, we invite you to schedule an appointment with the legal team in our Jacksonville, Florida offices by calling (904) 356-0700.