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Longshore And Harbor Workers Compensation Act Of 1927

Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (LHWCA) of 1927


A federal law that provides no-fault workers compensation benefits to employees other than masters or crew members of a vessel injured in maritime employment—generally, in loading, unloading, repairing, or building a vessel. Employers can obtain coverage under a standard workers compensation policy by purchasing an LHWCA coverage endorsement.

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