JUDGES' BENCHBOOK: Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act
April 16, 2002 [2002 Revision]
 
   
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DISCLAIMER: The Longshore Benchbook was created solely to assist the Office of Administrative Law Judges as a first reference in researching cases arising under the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act, and extension acts, as amended. This Benchbook does not constitute the official opinion of the Department of Labor, the Office of Administrative Law Judges, or any individual judge on any subject. This Benchbook does not necessarily contain an exhaustive or current treatment of case holdings, and should, under no circumstances, substitute for a party's own research into the statutory, regulatory, and case law authorities on any given subject referred to therein. It is intended to be used as a research tool, not as final legal authority and should not be cited or relied upon as such.

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JURISDICTION/COVERAGE

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DEFINITIONS

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COVERAGE

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COMPENSATION LIABILITY

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EXCLUSIVITY OF REMEDY AND THIRD PARTY LIABILITY

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COMMENCEMENT OF COMPENSATION

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MEDICAL BENEFITS

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DISABILITY

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EXTENT OF DISABILITY

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PERMANENT PARTIAL DISABILITY

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CONFLICTS BETWEEN APPLICABLE SECTIONS

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DEATH BENEFITS FOR SURVIVORS

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TEMPORARY PARTIAL DISABILITY

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SPECIAL FUND RELIEF

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MAINTENANCE FOR VOCATIONAL REHAB

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WAGE-EARNING CAPACITY

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SECTION 8(i) SETTLEMENTS

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WITHDRAWAL OF CLAIM

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OBLIGATION TO REPORT FOR WORK

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HEARING LOSS

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COMPENSATION FOR DEATH

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DETERMINATION OF PAY

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NOTICE OF INJURY OR DEATH

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TIME FOR FILING OF CLAIMS

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PAYMENT OF COMPENSATION

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INVALID AGREEMENTS

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ASSIGNMENT AND EXEMPTION FROM CLAIMS OF CREDITORS

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LIEN AGAINST ASSETS

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DEFAULT PAYMENTS

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PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE

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DUE PROCESS

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PROCEDURE

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PRESUMPTIONS

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REVIEW OF COMPENSATION ORDER

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MODIFICATION

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EVIDENCE

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WITNESSES

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COSTS

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POWERS OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGES

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ATTORNEY'S FEES

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REPORTS

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PENALTY FOR MISREPRESENTATION--PROSECUTION OF CLAIMS

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COMPENSATION FOR INJURIES WHERE THIRD PERSONS ARE LIABLE

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ADMINISTRATION AND VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION

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DISCRIMINATION AGAINST EMPLOYEES WHO BRING PROCEEDINGS

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LONGSHORE ACT EXTENSIONS

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INTEREST

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RESPONSIBLE EMPLOYER

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EMPLOYER-EMPLOYEE RELATIONSHIP

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RIPENESS

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

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1984 AMENDMENTS

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  • The Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act

 

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