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Archive for July 13th, 2013

An Overview of the Longshore Act

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Every year, there are over 27,000 cases that are handled under the Longshore Act or Defense Base Act. Employees that are working overseas or upon navigational waters may be insured against injuries, illnesses, and wrongful death under the Longshore Act or the Defense Base Act. This is a separate and more comprehensive insurance policy for people who work in the maritime and other specialized industry.

The coverage provided by this longshore and harbor workers compensation is fairly comprehensive. It covers monetary loss of salary, medical, and vocational rehabilitation. The funds for this type of protection are provided by an over 747 million dollar account that covers these employees under the Longshore Act or the Defense Base Ac

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