What is a Longshoreman and how are a Longshoreman's rights protected?

 A longshoreman is a maritime employee whose job is to load and unload cargo from vessels while the vessels are in port. Longshoremen are protected by the Longshore and Harbor Worker’s Compensation Act which is administered by the United States Department of Labor. Compensation is possible for injuries incurred during the course of employment.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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