Longshore Act

I’m Covered by the Longshore Act, Can I Use My Own Doctor?

Yes, you can choose your own doctor if you get workers’ compensation coverage under the Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (Longshore Act). Is that a good thing? Definitely.

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Can You Make a Claim for COVID-19 Under the Longshore Act?

In the midst of this terrible coronavirus crisis, we are learning about some true heroes. These heroes do not get the media spotlight on a daily basis, these heroes are not those who are able to shelter at home during the crisis. These heroes are the men and women who are working each day at our health care centers, at our grocery stores, at food delivery restaurants, and at the harbors handling important life-saving cargo every day.  

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Can I Be Covered Under Longshore Act and Florida Workers’ Comp?

Florida provides many maritime-related jobs to its citizens. As such, many people have come to our firm with the same question: Which workers’ compensation program am I under, the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, or the Florida Workers’ Compensation Law?  

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Is Hearing Loss Covered Under the Defense Base Act and the Longshore Act?

In many industries, hearing loss remains a substantial problem. In fact, on military bases and facilities handling military aircraft and other heavy military vehicles, excessive noise levels are a constant problem.

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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…

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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…

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LONGSHORE ACT IN ACTION – REAL-WORLD CASES

You have probably, at some point in your life, looked at the instructions on a piece of furniture that you buy at Target or IKEA and think, “Sure, that looks as easy as 1-2-3, there’s just a few steps here.” Has it then played out that when you…

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LONGSHORE ACT AND DEFENSE BASE ACT Q & A

At Doolittle & Tucker, P.A. we are passionate about helping our clients get the compensation they deserve for their work-related injuries. We have been in the field for decades, and we have worked hard to distinguish ourselves as the finest…

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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”…

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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…