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Situs

Situs

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Situs — one of two tests utilized to determine if an employee qualifies as a longshoreman or harbor worker under the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (LHWCA). In order to qualify for coverage under the LHWCA, the employee must prove "situs." Situs requires his/her employment be on, above, or below navigable waters and the adjoining areas. However, merely working over or around water does not by itself qualify an employee for benefits under the LHWCA, as the employee must also meet the "status" test.

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