What is the Section 20(a) presumption under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA)?

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Under the Longshore Act, if the injured employee has suffered a harm, a physical or mental harm, and the working conditions or the trauma at work could have caused his injury, then he satisfies the initial Section 20(a) presumption. The presumption then shifts to the employer carrier to rebut. If the employer carrier rebuts the presumption, it falls out of the case and the administrative law judge will then weigh all of the evidence together to make his determination.