Longshore workers who are covered are entitled to full medical care with a doctor of their choice, and to compensation for temporary and permanent disability. The compensation rate is two-thirds of your gross average weekly wage (before tax), up to the maximum rate, and that maximum is adjusted annually.
Temporary and Permanent Disability
Temporary disability benefits are due while you are off work and recovering from an injury or illness. If you do not recover completely, you may be entitled to permanent disability benefits under the act.
Under the Longshore Act, your employer and their workers compensation insurance carrier are supposed to voluntarily provide these benefits. If they don’t provide all the benefits to which you are entitled, you are entitled to an attorney at no cost to you.
Aboard ship, longshore workers are confronted with dangerous conditions created by careless ship owners in cargo holds and on deck. Stevedore company superintendents expect longshoremen to get the job done no matter how dangerous. Lashing gangs are expected to unlash or lash an entire ship in short order so the work of unloading can begin or the ship can sail on time.
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