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Division of Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation (DLHWC)


About Longshore

The mission of DLHWC is to minimize the impact of land based, maritime employment injuries and deaths on the injured employees and their families by ensuring that workers' compensation benefits are provided promptly and properly under the following laws:

Benefits paid under the LHWCA and its extension exceeded $1.2 billion in CY2013.  Excluding beneficiaries who are covered by the Special Workers’ Compensation Fund, the DLHWC generally does not issue benefit decisions or payments directly to injured workers.  The role of the DLHWC is to provide technical assistance, dispute resolution services and oversee benefit delivery by the self-insured employers and insurance carriers it authorizes and regulates. 


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Benefit Guides

Longshore Industry Notices

The Longshore Industry Notice is a document that is issued typically to Longshore's business partners and/or clients and provides guidance, instruction, and/or information relevant to the application of the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (LHWCA). 

Industry Notice No-150 (2015 Advance Assessment Notice and Instructions - January 16th, 2015) PDF



Frequently Asked Questions

Laws, Regulations and Procedures

The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) and its extension, all associated federal regulations, DLHWC procedure manual and related reference materials.