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Longshoreman and Harbor Workers' Act

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Longshoreman and Harbor Workers' Act: The Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act is a workers' compensation scheme for maritime workers injured on navigable waters. The law fills a gap that exists between the Jones Act, which protects seamen, and state workers' compensation, which cover injuries occurring within a particular state, but not usually on navigable water. The compensation system is administered by the Federal Department of Labor; injured workers who qualify for coverage are entitled to disability benefits.

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