Congress Took Action for Longshore and Harbor Workers Back in the 1920s

Longshore act, Longshore workers compensation, Maritime claims
Back in 1920, Congress took into consideration the fact that maritime workers and merchant seamen needed some kind of worker's compensation insurance protection like other American workers had, so they passed the Merchant Seaman Protection and Relief Act. Before that these workers did not have anything to fall back on if they got injured at work. Another act that was passed was the Longshore and harbor workers compensation Act. This Longshore Act covers people who work on the navigable waterways in America, such as the longshoremen and other marine workers who worked on the docks, loading and unloading ships. If someone works offshore on an oil platform or in a cargo ship they are covered by the Longshore Act too. If an American worker is working overseas in a combat…
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