• In New Orleans Depot Services, Inc. V. Director, The Fifth Circuit Continues to Expand LHWCA Coverage
  • October 17, 2012
  • Law Firm: Jones Walker LLP - New Orleans Office
  • The Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation ("LHWCA") provides a federal workers' compensation scheme for the benefit of maritime workers. For a claimant to be eligible for benefits under the LHWCA (1) his injury must occur on a maritime situs, and (2) his status must be that of a maritime employee. The situs requirement is fulfilled when the injury occurs upon navigable water, including any pier, wharf, dry dock, terminal, building way, marine railway, or other adjoining area customarily used by an employer in loading, unloading, repairing, dismantling, or building a vessel.