Publications

The Longshore Procedure Manual

The Longshore Procedure Manual is the most thorough and informative publication on The Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act and its extensions. Addressing subjects from jurisdiction to disability, notice to death benefits, it provides the practitioner with in-depth knowledge of how to proceed. Each subject is supported by case law and reference to the Office of Worker’s Compensation Programs’ many regulations.

All the rules and procedures of the Benefits Review Board, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, and Office of Administrative Law Judges are explained in detail with information on how to proceed in a timely and efficient manner. All current forms utilized in Longshore claims are included as an index with references to pertinent case law.

Topics covered in The Longshore Procedure Manual include:

  • Administration
  • Coverage & Reporting Requirements
  • Medical Benefits & Rehabilitation
  • Compensation
  • Disability
  • Settlements
  • Special Fund
  • Death Benefits
  • Third-Party Claims
  • Occupational Disease
  • Litigation & Attorney Fees
  • Extensions
  • LS Forms

Procedure Manual Updates

New updates are now available annually via email !!

The court system is continually defining the application and breadth of The Longshore Act through the decisions it reaches. To keep abreast of changes in the law, The Longshore Procedures manual is updated biannually. The latest decisions of the courts and the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs are incorporated to ensure up-to-the-moment information and case law.

The Longshore Procedure Manual has been completely rewritten since 1996 – a new, thoroughly revised publication – indispensable for handling claims.

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The Longshore Newsletter

We are pleased to announce the arrival of the Longshore Newsletter in electronic form. Now the Longshore Newsletter will arrive in your e-mail several times a year. The Longshore Newsletter is the only publication devoted to the Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act and its extensions. The interpretation of the Longshore Act continually changes long-established rules concerning jurisdiction, settlements, and third party claims. The Longshore Newsletter is the only regularly-published source analyzing all important cases – state, federal and BRB – involving the Act. It is at the forefront with information on shifting judicial boundaries, the outcomes of civil suits by maritime workers, and many other crucial subjects. The Longshore Newsletter is a valuable resource that attorneys, insurance professionals, and insurance brokers have come to trust and rely upon.

Each issue examines current case law. Articles are devoted to judicial decisions as well as to changes in procedures for filing, pursuing, and defending claims. Cases from the Benefits Review Board are examined in detail. Areas of focus include:

  • Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act
  • Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act
  • Defense Base Act
  • Non-Appropriated Fund Instrumentalities Act
  • Maritime Personal Injury Laws
  • Concurrent Jurisdiction
  • Third-Party Suit Settlement Issues

Special new sections include Practice Tips, Editorials, and Appellate Updates.