Longshore Claims Handling
This course will go over claims handling procedure for claims falling under the Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act and its extensions, including the Defense Base Act. The course will provide basic information regarding the life of a claim before the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs and go over procedural requirements from the first report of injury to full and final settlement. It will also address issues concerning compensability, jurisdiction, average weekly wage, medical trends, and forms. This course will provide foundational knowledge for anyone new to handling longshore claims, or a refresher for the experienced claims handler.