Does OWCP Cover Roofing Contractors?
Yes, the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP) covers roofing contractors. The OWCP is a federal agency that provides workers’ compensation benefits to federal employees and their families. Roofing contractors are covered under the OWCP’s Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA). The LHWCA covers maritime workers, including those who work on land-based docks and piers, and those who work on vessels on navigable waters.
To be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits under the LHWCA, a roofing contractor must meet the following criteria:
- Be an employee of a covered employer
- Be injured or killed in the course of their employment
- The injury or death must result from a maritime employment
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If a roofing contractor meets these criteria, they may be eligible for benefits such as:
To apply for workers’ compensation benefits under the LHWCA, a roofing contractor must file a claim with the OWCP. The claim must be filed within one year of the date of the injury or death.