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Employer Avoids Fees with LHWCA ‘Safe Harbor’ (access required)

A claimant who was awarded benefits under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act for his binaural hearing loss is not entitled to attorney’s fees under 33 U.S.C. § 928 because the employer used the “safe harbor” of partial payment of the claim when first filed; the 4th Circuit denies claimant’s petition for review. The LHWCA ...