From Director Antonio Rios:
Effective December 2, 2013, the DLHWC is consolidating its case create and mail receipt processing in centralized locations.
The New York District Office will be the Central Case Create site and will create cases for all injuries/deaths under the LHWCA, and its extensions, regardless of where the injury occurred or where the injured worker resides.
The Jacksonville District Office will be the Central Mail Receipt site and will receive all case specific mail after the creation of a case regardless of the owning district office.
We believe that centralizing our case create and mail receipt functions will facilitate the speed and quality of claims intake, but I am seeking your assistance with this transition. Please disseminate this information to as wide an audience as possible so that every stakeholder is aware of the new addresses for case create and mail submission.
The attached Industry Notice provides further details and the address for each office. The Notice is available on our website . . . along with a list of Frequently Asked Questions.
Here is a link to Industry Notice 144.
(Note: I originally published this post on Navigable Waters: A Maritime, Longshore and Defense Base Act Blog.)