Injury Under Longshore & Harbor Workers Compensation Act

Under Section 2(2) of the  Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act, 33 U.S.C. §902(2), the term "injury” means accidental injury or death arising out of and in the course of employment, and such occupational disease or infection as arises naturally out of such employment or as naturally or unavoidably results from such accidental injury, and includes an injury caused by the willful act of a third person directed against an employee because of his employment.

The definition requires the accidental injury or death must arise (1) out of employment and (2) in the course of employment. The definition also includes an occupational disease or infection which arises naturally out of employment or which naturally or unavoidably results from an accidental injury. The section also includes injury due to the willful act of a third person directed against an employee due to his employment.

If you need help with your Longshore injury under the LHWCA, call me at 866-558-9151 (866-558-9151 FREE) or submit your inquiry online. Please be advised that you may be facing important legal deadlines so don't delay.

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