Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act and its Extensions Defense California
Members of the Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation practice group represent employers, insurance carriers, self-insured entities, and third-party administrators and in matters brought under the U.S. Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act and its extensions, including the Defense Base Act, the Non-Appropriated Funds Instrumentality Act, the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, and the War Hazards Compensation Act. This practice group is also involved in the defense of related maritime civil cases, such as those brought under the Jones Act and Suits in Admiralty Act.
LFLM attorneys have appeared in every District Office of the Department of Labor, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP) and have tried cases before Administrative Law Judges from coast to coast and in Hawaii. Our appellate practice includes submitting written Petitions for Review to the Benefits Review Board, as well as conducting oral argument before the U.S. Courts of Appeal, and the U.S. Supreme Court. Our specialties include coverage, concurrent jurisdiction (representing companies with claims pending simultaneously before state and federal forums) and protection of employers’ and carriers’ civil, subrogation, and credit rights.
The attorneys in LFLM’s longshore group are located in our San Diego and San Francisco offices. We sponsor industry seminars on timely topics, and regularly participate in the tri-annual Industrial Claims Association National Longshore Conference. Our attorneys have spoken at numerous seminars and conferences conducted by the Longshore Claims Association, Loyola University of New Orleans, and the Northwest Claims Association. We publish guidebooks for handling cases under the Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act and its extensions and provide periodic legal updates on important case law or statutory developments affecting this area of the law. We have also written a series in the California Workers’ Compensation Enquirer, as well as articles for LFLM’s newsletter.
For general questions or for information regarding the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, please contact: