Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP)
Division of Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation (DLHWC)
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION ACT
[Public—No. 419—7oth Congress, Passed May 17, 1928, As Amended]
An Act To provide compensation for disability or death resulting from injury to employees in certain employments in the District of Columbia, and for other purpose.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1 - LONGSHOREMEN's AND HARBOR WORKERS' COMPENSATION ACT MADE APPLICABLE TO DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
The provisions of the Longshoremen's and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act, including all amendments that may hereafter be made thereto, shall apply in respect to the injury or death of an employee or an employer carrying on any employment in the District of Columbia, irrespective of the place where the injury or death occurs; except that in applying such provisions the term "employer" shall be held to mean every person carrying on any employment in the District of Columbia, and the term "employee" shall be held to mean every employee of any such person.
SECTION 2. EXCEPTIONS
This Act shall not apply in respect to the injury or death of (1) a master or member of a crew of any vessel; (2) an employee of a common carrier by railroad when engaged in interstate or foreign commerce or commerce solely within the District of Columbia; (3) an employee subject to the provisions of the Federal Employees' Compensation Act, as amended (Title 5. U.S.C., 751); and (4) an employee engaged in agriculture, domestic service, or any employment that is casual and not in the usual course of the trade, business, occupation, or profession of the employer; and (5) any secretary, stenographer, or other person performing any services in the office of any Member of Congress or under the direction, employment, or at the request of any Member of Congress, within the scope of the duties performed by secretaries, stenographers, or such employees of Members of Congress.