The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act is federal law that allows for compensation benefits, medical benefits, and vocational rehabilitation services to employees disabled from on the job injuries.
Longshoremen and harbor workers are defined as those individuals employed in jobs that occur on navigable waters of the United States, or in adjoining areas used in loading, unloading, repairing, or building a vessel. The term “injury” includes hearing loss, occupational diseases, and illnesses caused by employment.
These benefits also include work related death. The benefits are paid by the self-insured employer or by a private insurance company on the employer’s behalf.
Employees covered by the LHWCA are those in traditional maritime occupations such as:
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