Longshore Harbor Workers Compensation Act
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Seaman's Information Regarding Maritime Injury
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This limited payment is called a scheduled award or specific loss benefit and can be paid even if employee returns to the pre-injury employment. A scheduled award may consist of the permanent loss or loss of use of certain limbs or bodily functions, including vision and hearing. Calculation of the percentage of loss is usually prepared by a doctor in consultation with the current edition of the American Medical Association Guide to Permanent Impairment.
Disfigurements of the head, neck, face, or other exposed areas are also considered specific losses.
Employee suffering a specific loss is entitled to compensation in the amount of 2/3 of average weekly wage for the following number of depending on the body part lost:
|Body Part||Number of weeks|
|Hearing Loss-Both Ears||200|
|Hearing Loss-One Ear||52|