What benefits are provided by the LHWCA?

The LHWCA provides for compensation for disability and reasonable and necessary medical care for injuries sustained in the course and scope of employment. There are two types of disability compensation benefits: temporary disability and permanent disability. You can receive temporary disability during the time that you are recuperating from your injuries and your condition is deemed to be temporary. Permanent disability benefits are paid after the point that your condition stabilizers and a doctor says that you have reached your maximum medical improvement (MMI). 

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