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The Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act and The Defense Base Act, Protection For Those Working On The Water

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Workers compensation is insurance paid to individuals injured during the course of employment. The individual then relinquishes the right to sue the employer. Workers compensation replaces wages and medical benefits.

The Longshore harbor workers compensation act, enacted in 1927, covers maritime claims of injury on the job. The Longshore Compensation Act covers maritime workers who are not covered under Jones Act Workers Compensation.

Nearly 500,000 workers who contract occupational diseases or who are injured on the navigable seas of the United States are protected by the Longshore Workers Compensation Act. Every year the Longshore Workers Compensation Act handles 27,000 cases of individuals that become disabled or die from o

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