Maritime Workers Compensation

The Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act, is a maritime workers compensation program which provides compensation for dock workers as well as, various other maritime employees not covered by the Jones Act. A provision of maritime workers compensation states that maritime employees are eligible to receive 2/3 of their average wages per week in compensation benefits. However, maritime workers only receive their benefits while undergoing medical treatment. Filing for and receiving maritime workers compensation benefits can be a complicated process, finding advice through qualified professional can help with this process.

Fast Facts

  • The Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act is generally known as "LHWCA" or simply the "Longshore Act."
  • The Defense Base Act is an extension of the LHWCA, which benefits overseas workers of the United States.
  • The Longshore Act also covers non-appropriated fund employees according to a congressional ruling.

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