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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. 

NEW Transmission of Documents and Information Final Rule effective 6/10/2015. Click HERE to access the Code of Federal Regulations.

NEW To speed delivery of benefits to injured workers covered by the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA), and its extensions, OWCP/DLHWC now offers an alternative electronic option for service of compensation orders. Any party to a claim or the party’s representative may now choose to waive service by certified mail and instead receive service via email. This electronic service option applies only to compensation orders, not other communications from the OWCP/DLHWC. To learn more, click HERE to access Industry Notice No. 152.

 

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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-153 (CY 2015 ASSESSMENT FOR THE SPECIAL FUND - July 6, 2015) PDF

Industry Notice No-152 (Waiver of Service - June 12, 2015) PDF

Industry Notice No-151 (Revisions to Forms LS-207 and LS-208 - May 26, 2015) PDF

 

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

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