longshore and harbor workers’ compensation act

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. 

WHAT BENEFITS CAN I EXPECT FROM LONGSHOREMAN WORKERS’ COMPENSATION INSURANCE?

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…

TOP 7 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE LONGSHORE AND HARBOR WORKERS’ COMPENSATION ACT

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…

HOW DO I PROVE MY INJURY WAS WORK RELATED?

Under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (Longshore Act), or any workers’ compensation plan for that matter, there is a general rule that a person injured at work will be compensated quickly. There is, by design, a “no-fault”…

YOUR AVERAGE WEEKLY WAGE: WHAT’S IN AND WHAT’S OUT

In previous blogs we have talked about the average weekly wage. When dealing with workers’ compensation under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (Longshore Act), the Defense Base Act, or even the Florida Workers’ Compensation…

AVERAGE WEEKLY WAGE: HOW DO I CALCULATE IT?

If you are a longshoreman, if you work at a dock, if you work at a shipyard, or if you are a maritime worker who does not work on a vessel, then most likely you are covered by the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act. (Longshore Act)…

I HAVE A LONGSHORE ACT CLAIM. DO I NEED AN ATTORNEY?

Many longshore jobs are physical and dangerous. That is why the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (the Longshore Act) provides longshoreman comprehensive workers compensation coverage for an injury and subsequent medical treatment…

7 REASONS WHY MEDIATION CAN BE A GAME CHANGER FOR YOUR DEFENSE BASE ACT OR LONGSHORE ACT CLAIM

In a previous blog, we discussed some of the basics of mediation and tips on how to select the right mediator for your claims under the Defense Base Act (DBA) and the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (Longshore Act). Today, we are…

AM I COVERED UNDER THE LONGSHORE ACT, FLORIDA’S WORKERS’ COMPENSATION LAW, OR BOTH?

As a state mostly bounded by water, Florida provides many maritime-related jobs to its citizens. Whether it is a job at a harbor, on the docks, on a ship, or at an amusement site that involves the sea, an important employment question arises…

HOW ARE DISPUTES RESOLVED UNDER THE LONGSHORE ACT?

Afraid of red tape? We are too. When it comes to any issue involving insurance or disputes with a government employer, you can get overwhelmed with the idea of having to cut through mountains of red tape. In fact, the process may seem so…