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Casual Longshore Workers - Perhaps Not Even Second Class Citizens

"We understand the life of a casual. Many casuals are injured and are concerned that if they report their injury, they will stop getting work.  In reality, casuals have more rights AFTER they report a  Longshore injury because the Longshore Act protects you from discrimination. Call us - we can help."  Longshore Attorney - Bill Turley

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My Best Advice

When it comes to Longshore Act Cases, nothing is more important than telling the truth. Nothing is more important than your credibility. You need to be up front and honest about every detail about your case.

Do not exaggerate the fine print. If a judge suspects your not being truthful, then they will dismiss your case. Always be honest. Always tell the truth.

My Second Best Advice

Do your research on Longshore Act Cases and order my free book, Win Your Injury Case: The Ultimate No B.S. Guide To Avoiding Insurance Company Tricks That Ruin Your Case [even before you hire a lawyer].

It is full of helpful and useful information when it comes to your Longshore Act Case.

Need help right now?

Give our office a call at (619) 234-2833. Our team of knowledgeable staff are here to help and listen.


The ILWU is one of the strongest Labor Unions in America. Once you receive you're a book, you have it made. However, being a casual Longshore worker - an Identified Causal - is no picnic. You are treated like a second class citizen. Not respected by the PMA - and you get little consideration by the ILWU.

Most "A men" (and A women) were once casuals. Yet, there is very little empathy by the ILWU members with the identified casuals. In fact, second class citizen is probably not even a good analogy because casuals have very little rights before the PMA and ILWU.

One area where casuals do have the same rights and remedies as ILWU members is wIth work injuries. Casuals have the exact same rights to file and bring a Longshroe and Harbor Workers Compensation Act claim as A book ILWU members.

The Longshore Act is one of the most powerful workers' compensation systems in the United States. To often, casuals are afraid to bring claims because of fear of reprisal from the PMA and/or ILWU. Of course, nothing could be farther from the truth. Because once you file a Longshore Act claim, the federal law protects you from being discriminated against.

If you feel like you have not been chosen to advance to a B book because you previously filed a Longshore At claim, call us - we can help.

Truth is, once you file a Longshore Act claim, you have more protections than other casuals.

Unidentified Casuals and Casual Longshore Workers

California's Leading Longshore Attorneys Are Here To Help You

No one expects to be injured on the job, but when it happens, obtaining quality medical care and proper benefits is your number one concern. California's leading workers injury attorney, Bill Turley, has aggressively represented 1000's of injured workers, securing the quality medical care and the financial benefits they were entitled to. He can help you too.

Win By Being Right

We win by being right. We insist on what is fair, and always follow through with our commitments. Our clients count on us to be responsive to their needs and concerns.

Our Lawyers Are On Your Side For Longshore Act Claims

From carpal tunnel and upper extremity injuries to serious shoulder damage caused by repetitive work or a specific event, we will pursue the maximum compensation you are entitled to under Longshore Act laws. At The Turley Law Firm, we also help clients file new claims, such as third party or hearing loss, as well as file for third party work injury lawsuits.

Dedicated to Injured Workers

"MUST READ" for seriously injured Longshore workers. If you only read one web page on the Longshore Act - This should be it. 14 tips that will help you win your Longshore claim. Best Rated Longshore Act Lawyer: We understand that you and your family's future is can be riding on the outcome of your case. We fight hard to protect your rights to maximum financial compensation and needed health care. Call us at 619-234-2833 or toll free at 866-705-4617.

Disclaimer: Please understand these discussions and/or examples are not legal advice. All legal situations are different. This testimonial, endorsement and/or discussion does not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter, your particular case/ situation and/or this particular case/ situation. Thanks, Bill Turley

William Turley
“When I seek out professional advice, I don’t want B.S., I want it straight up. I figure you do also.”

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