The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) is a federal workers compensation program. The LHWCA generally covers injuries that occur while working in employment that involves the loading or unloading of
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
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.
The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) provides workers’ compensation protection for maritime workers injured or killed on a vessel in and around United States’ navigable waters. The people working on ships do dangerous jobs
For those employees who are protected by the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (Longshore Act), you may be concerned that you have suffered hearing loss because of your job, but that you won’t be able to prove your hearing loss.
Workers’ compensation insurance is, generally, no-fault insurance. That means that once you make a claim that you suffered a work-related injury, your benefits will come through in order to cover your necessary medical expenses and lost wages.
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?
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.
You are a longshoreman, you get injured on the job, and you file your claim. Now what? It is not uncommon to have questions about what comes next after you have put in your claim for a legitimate work-related injury on the job. Of course, an…
It is always a good idea to have a “cheat sheet” close by when you need quick access to information. This blog is going to try to be that Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act cheat sheet for you. As you go through this Top 7 list, you…