Episode 23 Federal Workers Compensation Coffee Break Podcast - Longshore & Harbor Workers Compensation
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Federal Workers Compensation Coffee Break Podcast is about all things related to Federal Workers Compensation, FECA, OWCP, DOL & Longshore claim filing as an injured federal worker. The podcast is an educational and informative training on how to navigate the DOL -OWCP claims filing process for all types of injured US government and federal workers. The podcaster has 27 years in assisting with federal workers compensation as a consultant and trainer. The podcast is free and is educational. If you need help with anything related to a federal workers compensation claim...help is just a cup of coffee away.
Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act - (PART ONE)
Who is Eligible & who/what is covered under the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (LHWCA)!
This Act, administered by the Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP), U. S. Department of Labor, offers compensation and medical care to employees disabled from injuries that occur on the navigable waters of the United States, or in adjoining areas customarily used in loading, unloading, repairing, or building a vessel. The Act also offers benefits to dependents if the injury causes the employee's death. These benefits are paid by an insurance company or by an employer who is authorized by the OWCP to be self-insured. The term "injury" includes occupational disease.
The Longshore Act Covers WHO? How do I know if I am covered by Federal Workers Comp under OWCP division on FECA:
The LHWCA covers employees in traditional maritime occupations such as longshore workers, ship-repairers, shipbuilders or ship-breakers, and harbor construction workers. The injuries must occur on the navigable waters of the United States or in the adjoining areas, including piers, docks, terminals, wharves, and those areas used in loading and unloading vessels. Non-maritime employees may also be covered if they perform their work on navigable water and their injuries occur there. Other Employees are covered similarly through the Longshore Act Extensions known as the following: Defense Base Act, Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, Non-appropriated Fund Instrumentalities Act , & The Jones Act. If you need additional information about your rights under this law, access the link provided below (from the official Longshore website) and contact the appropriate (link) Longshore District Office. Claims forms and additional information may be obtained from the official (link) Longshore website.
Dr. Taylor's educational podcast utilizes his experience and history as a DOL - OWCP provider and his years of consulting and teaching all things federal workers compensation related. This is an educational short form format for learning how to successfully file federal workers compensation claims. So grab a cup of coffee and lets begin.
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