What is an scheduled award under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) and Defense Base Act (DBA)?
In your longshore claim, you’ll reach a point where you plateau medically and your doctor will assign a permanent impairment rating. That permanent impairment rating equates to a scheduled award that is essentially a lump sum of money that is due to you. Different body parts have different ratings and different schedules. It’s important to talk with an attorney that can explain that process to you.