Longshore Division Now Accepts No-Lost-Time Reports

by Matthew H. Ammerman on March 16th, 2018

The U.S. Department of Labor's Division of Longshore & Harbor Workers' Compensation (DLHWC) is where all LHWCA claims begin.

An employer is required to file an Employer's First Report of Injury (LS-202) with the DLHWC for a lost-time injury within 10 days of injury or notice of injury. The maximum penalty for an employer's failing to timely file an LS-202 is now up to $23,426.

For no-lost-time injury, an LS-202 is not required. The DLHWC used to reject no-lost-time LS-202s if they were filed. But no more. At the Annual Longshore Conference in New Orleans on March 15, 2018, one of the DLHWC's district directors stated that no-lost-time LS-202s are now accepted.

Why does that matter? If a worker has a serious injury that may turn into a lost-time injury, filing a no-lost-time injury report will ensure that the 1-year statute of limitations will start when disability starts or the last payment is made. 33 U.S.C. Sec. 930(e).


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