Concurrent Jurisdiction in the Longshore Act Explained (Webcast)

Presenters:

  • Brian McElreath, Partner, Lueder, Larkin & Hunter, LLC
  • David Widener, Director of Claims Advisory Services, AEU

Original recording date: May 5, 2020

Duration: 7:07 minutes

Description:

 The term “concurrent jurisdiction" means that a claimant can take benefits from either the Longshore Act or their state workers' compensation act, a combination of both, or one of the two. The Longshore Act is already a pretty complicated workers' compensation law, and concurrent jurisdiction can add to the complexity. In this episode, Dave Widener of The American Equity Underwriters sits down with Brian McElreath, a partner at the law firm of Lueder, Larkin & Hunter and an expert in both longshore and state workers’ compensation systems. Dave and Brian discuss what makes these cases different from those that have exclusive jurisdiction, as well as some guidance for employers and claims adjusters to consider when encountering these cases.

By viewing this webcast, you will learn:

  • What makes cases with concurrent jurisdiction different from those that have exclusive jurisdiction
  • Some guidance for employers and claims adjusters to consider when encountering these cases

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Related Topics

Jurisdiction, Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (LHWCA)