Longshore and harbor workers compensation

The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act provides protection to the roughly 500,000 workers who are injured or contract diseases on the navigable waters of the United States or in adjoining areas. The longshore compensation program maintains over $2.8 billion in reserve securities to ensure the continuing provision of benefits or injured workers in cases of employer insolvency.n

The Merchant Seaman protection and Relief Act of 1920 was a law designed to create a similar protection as worker’s compensation for people injured who are working as a longshoreman, seaman or marine worker. Maritime claims are made all the time, and someone has to be there to review and award

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