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Keeping Workers Safe: How The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act Can Help

As the maritime industry continues to face staffing challenges, having robust and affordable USL&H coverage in place will help ease the burden if an injury occurs to employees who are not considered Jones Act seamen but may become injured in the course of maritime employment over or adjacent to navigable waters. As its name suggests, USL&H was meant to cover longshoremen, stevedores, and other shore-based employees like shipyard workers. Though it has been updated and amended several times, who is covered is far from settled. Learn more about USL&H insurance from Parker, Smith & Feek Account Executive Mark Gleason in FOGHORN magazine.

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