Resource Links – OWCP Laws, Occupational Safety Information, and Rules for Filing a Claim

The resources below may be of assistance to longshoremen, harbor workers, shipyard workers, seamen, offshore oil rig workers, and government contractors working overseas who have suffered an injury at work. Please peruse our workers’ compensation claims and benefits FAQs if you have had an accident and would like to learn more about filing a workers’ compensation claim. Because of the many amendments and specialized subsections in the Office of Workers’ Compensation Program (OWCP) laws and rules, we recommend that you discuss your case with an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer before deciding on a course of action.

Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act

Find out more about the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act payments, types of benefits, and claimant assistance programs available in major cities. Information about who is covered and what to do if you are injured is also included.

Division of Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Forms

All forms relating to your workers’ compensation claim, including medical treatment requests, injury reports, and work capacity evaluations may be found in PDF format here. You may print or electronically submit these forms to the appropriate district office. If you need help filling out workers’ compensation forms, a lawyer from our office can provide assistance.

Longshore Procedure Manual

A step-by-step guide with complete information about all aspects of OWCP laws and rules involved in longshore and harbor workers’ compensation cases. Includes information about statutes of limitations, third party cases, and which forms will be necessary to file your claim.

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

Learn how to recognize and prevent occupational hazards in your workplace. Search the resource database to find NIOSH publications about safety issues in numerous occupations.

Contact Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Robert W. Nizich

OWCP laws and rules can be dense to sort through and difficult to understand. Workers’ compensation lawyer Robert W. Nizich has years of experience interpreting laws relevant to the personal injury cases of specific types of employees. We measure our success not only by how many cases we win, but by how well we communicate with and serve our clients. Please contact our workers’ compensation lawyer Robert W. Nizich today to discuss OWCP laws and discover which workers’ compensation rules pertain to your case.