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Sedgwick specializes in the unique laws and rules governing maritime workers’ compensation cases. Claims involving maritime law are among the most challenging in the workers’ compensation industry. They are governed by a specific series of laws, including Longshore, State and Jones Act regulations, which are often misunderstood or overlooked, leading to greater exposure as well as hefty fines for noncompliance. Determining how to identify the proper jurisdiction and regulations for claims can be complicated and – if errors are made – costly.

We offer our clients claims specialists who are experts in Jones Act claims investigations and litigation support for both U.S. and international incidents. We also provide expert claims administration for the U.S. Longshore and Harbor (USL&H) Workers’ Act. Sedgwick also has proven experience in managing recoveries with Defense Base Act losses as designated by the War Hazard Act. To further assist our clients with international claims, we can provide related medical management services even for international losses.

In addition to internal experts, we have established relationships with a network of defense attorneys and field examiners throughout the U.S. who possess the jurisdictional expertise necessary to address complex investigation and legal issues for maritime workers’ compensation claims.

What Sedgwick brings to maritime claims:

  • Understanding of legal, local and jurisdictional regulations to ensure compliance and avoid fines
  • Claims analysts and adjusters who will work to resolve claims quickly and accurately
  • Comprehensive desktop and site investigations to ensure claims’ legitimacy
  • Leading edge technology to provide reports, insights and analysis to continuously improve the claims process
  • Expert providers and care team who will work to get your valuable employee back on the job quickly and safely