Judge's Benchbook: Longshore & Harbor Workers' Compensation Act
Supplement - January 2005
Table of Contents


Contents of Main Volume


EDITORS NOTE: This supplement to the January 2002 edition of the Longshore Benchbook is a compilation of Digests and Errata, plus several re-workings of portions of original Benchbook subsections. It is current through January 3, 2005. (For the most recent case law that has developed since January 3, 2005, see the Significant Case Digests beginning with January--February 2005.) Periodically information contained in new Significant Case Digests will be added and citations will be updated as publishers provide volume and page numbers.

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TOPIC 1

JURISDICTION/COVERAGE

TOPIC 2

DEFINITIONS

TOPIC 3

COVERAGE

TOPIC 4

COMPENSATION LIABILITY

TOPIC 5

EXCLUSIVITY OF REMEDY AND THIRD PARTY LIABILITY

TOPIC 6

COMMENCEMENT OF COMPENSATION

TOPIC 7

MEDICAL BENEFITS

TOPIC 8.1

DISABILITY

TOPIC 8.2

EXTENT OF DISABILITY

TOPIC 8.3

PERMANENT PARTIAL DISABILITY

TOPIC 8.4

CONFLICTS BETWEEN APPLICABLE SECTIONS

TOPIC 8.5

DEATH BENEFITS FOR SURVIVORS

TOPIC 8.6

TEMPORARY PARTIAL DISABILITY

TOPIC 8.7

SPECIAL FUND RELIEF

TOPIC 8.8

MAINTENANCE FOR VOCATIONAL REHAB

TOPIC 8.9

WAGE-EARNING CAPACITY

TOPIC 8.10

SECTION 8(i) SETTLEMENTS

TOPIC 8.11

WITHDRAWAL OF CLAIM

TOPIC 8.12

OBLIGATION TO REPORT FOR WORK

TOPIC 8.13

HEARING LOSS

TOPIC 9

COMPENSATION FOR DEATH

TOPIC 10

DETERMINATION OF PAY

TOPIC 12

NOTICE OF INJURY OR DEATH

TOPIC 13

TIME FOR FILING OF CLAIMS

TOPIC 14

PAYMENT OF COMPENSATION

TOPIC 15

INVALID AGREEMENTS

TOPIC 16

ASSIGNMENT AND EXEMPTION FROM CLAIMS OF CREDITORS

TOPIC 17

LIEN AGAINST ASSETS

TOPIC 18

DEFAULT PAYMENTS

TOPIC 19.1

PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE

TOPIC 19.2

DUE PROCESS

TOPIC 19

PROCEDURE

TOPIC 20

PRESUMPTIONS

TOPIC 21

REVIEW OF COMPENSATION ORDER

TOPIC 22

MODIFICATION

TOPIC 23

EVIDENCE

TOPIC 24

WITNESSES

TOPIC 26

COSTS

TOPIC 27

POWERS OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGES

TOPIC 28

ATTORNEY'S FEES

TOPIC 30

REPORTS

TOPIC 31

PENALTY FOR MISREPRESENTATION--PROSECUTION OF CLAIMS

TOPIC 33

COMPENSATION FOR INJURIES WHERE THIRD PERSONS ARE LIABLE

TOPIC 39

ADMINISTRATION AND VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION

TOPIC 48a

DISCRIMINATION AGAINST EMPLOYEES WHO BRING PROCEEDINGS

TOPIC 60

LONGSHORE ACT EXTENSIONS

TOPIC 65

INTEREST

TOPIC 70

RESPONSIBLE EMPLOYER

TOPIC 75

EMPLOYER-EMPLOYEE RELATIONSHIP

TOPIC 80

RIPENESS

TOPIC 85

RES JUDICATA, COLLATERAL ESTOPPEL, FULL FAITH AND CREDIT, ELECTION OF REMEDIES

TOPIC 90

1984 AMENDMENTS

 


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