The Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (LHWCA) is a federal workers' compensation act that pays workers' compensation for maritime employees who are not seamen. The LHWCA covers employees who work near the water but not on vessels in navigable waters. These injured workers are not seamen and are covered by the LHWCA, not the Jones Act or unseaworthiness under maritime law.
Employees who are covered by the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act include:
- Dock and pier workers
- Workers in shipping terminals
- Workers in shipyards
- Workers who unload fishing boats or work in fish processing
The benefits paid to longshoremen and harbor workers include weekly workers' compensation to replace the lost weekly paycheck while injured, medical benefits, scarring and loss of use, and in some cases, a settlement.
Contact Our Accident Injury Attorneys in Rhode Island
If you or someone you love has sustained a serious injury in a maritime accident, we invite you to email us or call our offices in Providence or Middletown to schedule a free consultation. We can give you the information you need to make the right decisions for your family and your future.
We can be reached at (888) 281-3100.
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