Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act.A federal law designed to provide workers’-compensation benefits to persons, other than seamen, who work in maritime occupations, esp. stevedoring and ship service. 33 USCA §§ 901–950. — Abbr. LHWCA. [Cases: Workers’ Compensation 93, 260, 2085. C.J.S. Workmen’s Compensation §§ 96, 98–99, 170, 1593–1596.]
“Employees who are engaged in maritime-related activities but who do not qualify as ‘seamen’ may be classified as ‘maritime workers’ entitled to the benefits provided by the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act …. Persons covered by the act, which has the attributes of the usual workers’ compensation law, include (1) employees injured on the Outer Continental Shelf in the course of mineral exploration and production activities, and (2) employees within American territorial waters who fall within the Congressional definition of a ‘maritime worker,’ and who are injured on ‘navigable waters’.” Frank L. Maraist, Admiralty in a Nutshell 44 (2d ed. 1988).
[Blacks Law 8th]