Written by attorney Amie Christine Peters

Types of Compensation Benefits Under the Longshore & Harbor Workers' Compensation Act

The Longshore Act has four types of money benefits an injured worker may receive. The type of benefit a worker gets depends on if (a) the worker is getting medical treatment that will improve their condition and (b) the worker is able to do some 'light' work. Medical benefits are also paid.

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For additional information on benefits available under the LHWCA, visit the Office of Workers' Compensation Program's Division of Longshore & Harbor Workers' Compensation at

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