2022 Edition

Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation Law Handbook

Greg Lois, Esq.

This is the “Go To” Handbook for Defending Longshore and Defense Base Act Claims. 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 2022 edition contains references to the latest rate and benefit information.

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.

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  • What's New
  • Chapters
  • Details

For the 2022 edition we included an entirely new introductory chapter, designed to answer basic questions like:

  • What is Workers’ Compensation?
  • What is the Purpose of Workers’ Compensation Laws?
  • What are the Benefits of the Workers’ Compensation System for the Employer?
  • Who Pays for Workers’ Compensation Benefits?
  • Who are the Typical Parties Involved in a Workers’ Compensation Claim?
  • What is a Modification factor and How Can I reduce It?

About the Author

Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation Law Handbook by Greg Lois

Greg Lois, Esq.

Gregory Lois is the Managing Partner of Lois Law Firm LLC. Greg is the co-author of the LexisNexis “Practice Guide to Workers’ Compensation in New Jersey” published by Matthew Bender (2017 – 2020, ISBN: 9781522159360). In October 2019, Greg earned the designation “Certified Litigation Management Professional (CLMP)” at the Litigation Management Institute hosted at Loyola University Chicago School of Law.

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.

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    Learn More About Longshore Compensation 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.

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