LONGSHORE & HARBOR WORKERS’ COMPENSATION AND DEFENSE BASE ACT
Many maritime employees work on or over waters that are not part of a U.S.
state. To protect the interests of these workers, the United States Longshore
and Harbor Workers Compensation Act was introduced in 1927, which essentially
dictates workers’ compensation benefits for these employees. For
employers, these claims can quickly become expensive and highly complex
legal headaches if appropriate action is not taken.
Cristal∙Hanenian has years of experience in defending USL&H claims
on behalf of Employers throughout the Southeast; not just Florida. Having
an employment defense attorney who has a strong knowledge of both USL&H
claims as well as Florida State Workers’ Compensation claims is
also important in helping to distinguish the jurisdictional issues that
arise and formulate a determination of how the claims should be handled.
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What Is the Defense Base Act?
Just as the USL&H specifies workers’ compensation benefits to
employees working in a maritime capacity, the Defense Base Act dictates
coverage for all non-government employees working overseas. This includes
anyone working on a military base, or other lands used for U.S. military
or government purposes. Cristal∙Hanenian provides skilled, knowledgeable
defense to employers affected by DBA claims.
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