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.