U.S. Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation
U.S. Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation is administered by the U.S. Department of Labor. Their purpose is to oversee the work-related injuries arising out of maritime employment in which workers are engaged in longshore operations - - including ship building and repair located near and over navigable waters of the United States. The Act also covers workers employed on the Defense Bases of the US military. The primary purpose is to provide for medical treatment and for the recovery of certain economic losses during disability of an injured worker. Disputes between the employee and employer are referred to the Office of Administrative Law Judges for adjudication and resolution of claims.