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Division of Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation (DLHWC)

 

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

Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (LHWCA) - covers most waterfront workers.

Defense Base Act (DBA) - covers most contractors working overseas for the U.S. government.

Non-Appropriated Fund Instrumentalities Act (NAFIA) - covers MWR (Morale, Welfare, and Recreation) workers on U.S. military installation in CONUS and overseas. Marine Corps Camp Lejeune Environmental Exposure Claims.

Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA) - covers most offshore oil rig workers.

DLHWC also provides information, technical and compliance assistance, support, and informal dispute resolution services to workers, employers, and insurers.

NEW NOTICE TO ALL STAKEHOLDERS

Effective December 2, 2013 , the DLHWC is consolidating its case create and mail receipt processing in centralized locations.

  • The New York District Office is the Central Case Create site and will create cases for all injuries/deaths under the LHWCA, and its extensions, regardless of where the injury occurred or where the injured worker resides.
  • The Jacksonville District Office is the Central Mail Receipt site and will receive all case specific mail after the creation of a case regardless of the owning district office.

Click HERE to view an Industry Notice that provides details about this centralization. Click HERE to view Frequently Asked Questions.

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