Admiralty Maritime:

The Outer Continental Shelf Act

Administered through the Office of Workers’ Compensation Program, The Outer Continental Shelf Act offers injured workers compensation for expenses and losses such as medical bills or lost wages. The outer continental shelf refers to land immersed beneath navigable waters that lies between state and federal jurisdiction. Employees that are covered by the Outer Continental Shelf Act include:

  • Harbor workers
  • Ship repairmen
  • Ship builders
  • Longshoremen
  • Oil rig workers
  • Ship breakers