|Series||Report / 98th Congress, 1st session, Senate -- no. 98-81.|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||93 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||93|
States (th edition), , table , page The Amendments to the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act* The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act provides workers’ compensation for disabilities suf- fered by maritime workers . The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) requires that private-sector firms provide workers’ compensation coverage for their employees engaged in longshore, harbor, or other maritime occupations on or adjacent to the navigable waters of the United States. 1File Size: 1MB. OVERVIEW. 1. What is the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act? The Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (LHWCA) is a federal law that provides for the payment of compensation, medical care, and vocational rehabilitation services to employees disabled from on the job injuries that occur on the navigable waters of the United States, or in adjoining areas customarily . C. Workers’ Compensation Law Workers’ Compensation Law means the workers or workmen’ s compensation law and occupational disease law of each state or territory named in Item 3.A. of the Information Page and the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (33 USC Sections –). It includes any amendments to those laws that are in.
The provisions of the Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act have been extended to three additional types of workers through the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, the Defense Base Act, and the Nonappropriated Fund Instrumentalities Act. All powers, duties, and responsibilities vested by this Act, on the date of enactment of the Longshoremen's and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act Amendments of [enacted Oct. 27, ], in the deputy commissioners with respect to such . By Monica F. Markovich and Jonathan A. Tweedy, Brown Sims, P.C., Houston, Texas[fn1] Section (a) limits the liability of an employer and its insurance carrier for benefits under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (“LHWCA,” 33 U.S.C.S. § et seq.) by stating that the liability of the employer “shall be exclusive and in place of all other liability of such employer. The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) (33 U.S.C. §§ â€“ ) was enacted for the purpose of providing federal workers’ compensation to maritime employees who are injured or contract an occupational illness while employed on or adjacent to the navigable waterways of the United States.
In the course of human events – mistakes are made. Many mistakes result from traps laid for the unwary. One of the biggest traps for employer representatives under the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act, 33 U.S.C.S. § et seq. (LHWCA), is the failure to file a timely and fully documented petition for Second Injury Fund/Special Fund relief under 33 U.S.C.S. § (f). Division of Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation (DLHWC) Laws, Regulations & Related Materials. The Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (LHWCA) and its extensions, all associated federal regulations, DLHWC procedure manual and related reference materials. Purpose of the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (33 USC et. seq.) This Act, administered by the Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP), U. S. Department of Labor, offers compensation and medical care to employees disabled from injuries that occur on the navigable waters of the United States, or in adjoining areas customarily used in loading, unloading, repairing, or. In , the Longshore Act was amended to provide additional protections to employers against claims by shipowners, to diminish remedies owed by shipowners to injured workers, and to extend coverage landward for maritime workers.