Probably not. If you are truly a Longshoreman or Dockworker and not a Jones Act Seaman, the Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act (LHWCA) would likely apply to your case.
But, deciding whether you could qualify as a Jones Act Seaman is critical to understanding your rights moving forward. The Jones Act provides many rights that the LHWCA does not.
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