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The Longshore Harbor Workers' Compensation Act and falls at work

Nearly every worker here in Louisiana runs the risk of suffering injuries while on the job. One of the most often seen work-related accidents involves falls. Below are some of the most commonly seen injuries due to falls at work. For those who work the navigable waters surrounding the state, benefits for these and other injuries do not come from workers' compensation. Instead, some will qualify under the Longshore Harbor Workers' Compensation Act while others will qualify under the Jones Act.

Are you in The Zone of Special Danger?

To most Louisianans, it might sound pretty cool. “Hey, I am the Zone of Special Danger!” But most Louisianans haven’t spent time overseas working on U.S. national defense or public works contracts. To you and your loved ones, the Zone of Special Danger might have less of a cool factor.

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