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Division of Coal Mine Workers' Compensation (DCMWC)

Black Lung Program Statistics

Claims with Attorney or Lay
Representation at the District Director Level
For Claims with PDO* Issued In:

 

FY 2011

FY 2012

FY 2013

PDOs Issued

6,181

5,303

4,839

Attorney Representation

31%

29%

25%

Lay Representation

15%

20%

20%

Unrepresented Claimants

54%

51%

55%

* PDO = Proposed Decision and Order.

Source: US Department of Labor
Division of Coal Mine Workers' Compensation