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Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act
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Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act Resources

Title 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters

Chapter 18

The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) provides employment-injury and occupational-disease protection to approximately 500,000 workers who are injured or contract occupational diseases occurring on the navigable waters of the United States, or in adjoining areas, and for certain other classes of workers covered by extensions of this Act.

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§ 901. Short title
§ 902. Definitions
§ 903. Coverage
§ 904. Liability for compensation
§ 905. Exclusiveness of liability
§ 906. Compensation
§ 907. Medical services and supplies
§ 908. Compensation for disability
§ 909. Compensation for death
§ 910. Determination of pay
§ 911. Guardian for minor or incompetent
§ 912. Notice of injury or death
§ 913. Filing of claims
§ 914. Payment of compensation
§ 915. Invalid agreements
§ 916. Assignment and exemption from claims of creditors
§ 917. Compensation a lien against assets
§ 918. Collection of defaulted payments; special fund
§ 919. Procedure in respect of claims
§ 920. Presumptions
§ 921. Review of compensation orders
§ 922. Modification of awards
§ 923. Procedure before deputy commissioner or Board
§ 924. Witnesses
§ 925. Witness fees
§ 926. Costs in proceedings brought without reasonable grounds
§ 927. Powers of deputy commissioners or Board
§ 928. Fees for services
§ 929. Record of injury or death
§ 930. Reports to Secretary
§ 931. Penalty for misrepresentation; prosecution of claims
§ 932. Security for compensation
§ 933. Compensation for injuries where third persons are liable
§ 934. Compensation notice
§ 935. Substitution of carrier for employer
§ 936. Insurance policies
§ 937. Certificate of compliance with this Act
§ 938. Penalty for failure to secure payment of compensation
§ 939. Administration by Secretary
§ 940. Deputy commissioners
§ 941. Safety rules and regulations
§ 942. Annual report
§ 943. [Repealed]
§ 944. Special fund
§ 945. [Repealed]
§ 948. Laws inapplicable
§ 948a. Discrimination against employees who bring proceedings; penalties; deposit of payments in special funds; civil actions; entitlement to restoration of employment and compensation, qualifications requirement; liability of employer for penalties and payments; insurance policy exemption from liability
§ 949. Effect of unconstitutionality
§ 950. Separability provision
§§ 951 — 980. [Reserved]

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