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The Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (LHWCA): Overview of Workers' Compensation for Certain Private-Sector Maritime Workers

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This report provides an overview of the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA), a federal workers’ compensation program administered by the Department of Labor that covers certain private-sector maritime workers. The report chronicles the history of the LHWCA, examining amendments expanding coverage and a recent reform exempting certain workers.

Source: Szymendera, Scott. The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA): Overview of Workers’ Compensation for Certain Private-Sector Maritime Worker. Congressional Research Service (November 29, 2010).

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