Longshore and Harbor Workers Resources
The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, is administered by the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, Employment Standards Administration and Department of Labor.
The Act provides for 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 building a vessel.
The Act also offers benefits to dependents if the injury causes the employee’s death. The term “injury” includes occupational disease arising out of employment.
- Department of Labor - Official information for injured longshoremen and harbor workers.
- Longshore and Habor Workers Compensation Act - United States Code, Title 33, Chapter 18.
Federal Links - Numerous links to Federal workers' comp info and websites for injured Federal employees.
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance - § 17.302: Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Objectives: To provide compensation for disability or death resulting from injury, including occupational disease, to eligible private employees.