Workers' Compensation Newsletter

Benefits under the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act

Under the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act, an employee who has sustained a work-related injury may recover medical benefits for all medical, surgical and hospital treatment and other services required by the injury. In addition, the employee may recover the cost of travel and mileage in connection with such treatment. Generally, the employee may obtain medical treatment from the physician of his or her choice. However, the employee may not choose a physician who is not authorized by the Department of Labor to render medical care under the Act. More...

Employer Misconduct

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Evidence in Workers' Compensation Administrative Proceedings

Workers' compensation administrative proceedings are considered less formal than their judicial counterparts, due in large part to the treatment of evidence. Though the procedural aspects are more relaxed than in a judicial proceeding, the parties are entitled to the strict observation of procedural due process. More...