Extensively updated for 2021, this is our essential handbook to defending Longshore claims. This edition contains an entirely new chapter analyzing the compensability of COVID-19 claims and our latest guidance on efficient defense of Longshore and Defense Base Act matters.
This is the PDF (Adobe Acrobat) version of “Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation Law – 2021 Edition” by Gregory Lois. This is the “Go To” Handbook for Defending Longshore and Defense Base Act Claims and is written in plain English for the risk professional, self-insured employer, and carrier.
This book covers the basics of the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act with references to the LHWCA, practical tips for defending claims brought under the Act, and review of recent relevant case law.
This is also a Practical Guide to Defense Base Act Litigation.
This book covers the differences between the LHWCA and the Defense Base Act, as well as provides a practical guide to defending DBA claims brought by employees doing public work overseas, including government-related construction projects, work connected with the national defense, or employment under a service contract supporting either activity. This handbook discusses working abroad both in- and out- of the “zone of special danger” and provides practical guidance to risk professionals.
What’s New in the 2021 Edition?
- Entirely new chapter on COVID-19 Claims!
- Expansion of Chapter 15, “The Defense Base Act.”
- Updates to Chapter 4 “Employers and Employees” to include a discussion of the presumptions afforded to claimants under Section 20 of the Act.
- Changes to Chapter 14, “Medicare Secondary Payer Act” to reflect current best practices for set-asides.
- Updated all references to maximum and minimum rates with latest benefits rates and National Average Weekly Wage Information.
- CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION TO THE LONGSHORE ACT
- CHAPTER 2: INITIAL REPORTING
- CHAPTER 3: JURISDICTION
- CHAPTER 4: EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES
- CHAPTER 5: ARISING OUT OF AND IN THE COURSE OF
- CHAPTER 6: DEFENSES
- CHAPTER 7: MEDICAL BENEFITS
- CHAPTER 8: INDEMNITY BENEFITS
- CHAPTER 9: WAGES & RATES
- CHAPTER 10: TRAUMATIC INJURIES
- CHAPTER 11: OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE CLAIMS
- CHAPTER 12: COVID-19 CLAIMS (new for 2021 edition)
- CHAPTER 13: TRIAL, SETTLEMENT & DISMISSAL
- CHAPTER 14: DEFENSE BASE ACT
- CHAPTER 15: MEDICARE SECONDARY PAYER ACT
- CHAPTER 16: HIPAA
- APPENDIX: THE ACT
- ABOUT LOIS LLC
- ABOUT THE AUTHOR
About the Publication
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About the Author, Gregory Lois, Esq.
Gregory Lois represents employers, self-insured companies, third party administrators, and insurance carriers in workers' compensation matters. Greg has served as lead attorney on more than 100 trials involving workplace discrimination, workers' compensation, and civil claims.
About Longshore Defense at LOIS
We defend employers and carriers in workers' compensation claims arising under the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act in litigation before the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Office of Administrative Law Judges. The LHWCA is a federal statute designed to provide medical benefits and compensation for lost income to longshoremen, harbor workers, dock men, ship repairmen, ship builders, and other maritime workers who are injured during the course of their employment.
In the event that a work-related injury or accident results in the death of an employee covered under the LHWCA, the Act also provides death benefits to the decedent's eligible survivors. We analyze whether Longshore jurisdiction applies, defend claims, and pursue lien recovery.