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Hearing Loss Claims Under the LHWCA

Hearing loss is an occupational hazard for many employees. Although hearing can be damaged by a single exposure to a very loud noise, such as an explosion or a falling cargo container, most employment-related hearing loss

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Why Did Congress Enact the LHWCA?

The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) is a workers’ compensation law that covers private sector employees who work in longshore, harbor, and certain other maritime occupations.

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What Benefits Can I Expect Under the Longshore Act?

What happens if you are a longshoreman, and you get injured or contract COVID-19 in the course of your employment? The first thing you would do is file a claim under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act.  But, what kinds of benefits can you expect at the end of the day?

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5 Important Facts About the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act

Workers’ compensation is a form of insurance that was created to make sure workers are able to get immediate medical attention for a work-related injury. Most importantly, it emphasizes care over litigation. It assumes that an injury was, in fact, work-related. Also, it allows for an employer or insurance company to challenge the fact that an injury was work-related whenever there is evidence to support such a challenge.