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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?

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. 

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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)…