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Text of S. 669: Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act Amendments of 2011

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on May 17, 2011

A bill re-introduced in the United States Senate and backed by maritime insurers and employers

would substantially reform existing Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act procedures

and the benefits afforded injured and sick workers.

A Bill

To ammend the Longshore Harborworker’s Compensation Act to improve the compensation system and

for other purposes.

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/billtext.xpd?bill=s112-669

4 Responses to “Text of S. 669: Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act Amendments of 2011”

  1. superman said

    This is clearly a scam. This senator is clearly in the pocket of the insurance companies.. currently you can’t get the insurance companies to take care of their legal responsibilities.. what do you think this amendment will do.. the same thing..and worse

  2. anonymousonpurpose said

    It sure doesn’t seem on the up and up…looks like it wants to reduce benefits across the board.

  3. Tim Nies said

    Every Longshoreman and DBA contractor should read this bill and email, write and call their representative ASAP. Among the many injustices in this bill, one stands out. This bill takes away the right of an injured worker to choose his own doctor! So, if you need back surgery or brain surgery, you will be at the mercy of a insurance company doctor.

    Tim

  4. I think we all need to be very careful here. Information from insurers and employers can be biased..

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